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Mary and Harry Zimmerman were the founders of Service Merchandise retail stores, which evolved from a single store in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1934 into the nation’s largest catalog showrooms in the 1960’s. Harry Zimmerman received the B'nai B'rith…

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Raymond Zimmerman was Chairman/CEO of Service Merchandise, a company founded by his parents, Mary and Harry Zimmerman. In 1988, the Raymond Zimmerman Family Foundation donated $500,000 to Vanderbilt’s Judaica Collection in honor of Raymond’s parents,…

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A popular element often included in Torah decoration is the Torah breastplate, as pictured here. The Torah breastplate, or Torah shield, is an ornamentation hanging over the 'neck' of the atzei chaim (חיימ עצ tree of life), the wooden staves of…
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