Doll house

Abstract

A doll house featuring life in a Jewish religious house.

Claims

1 . A doll house comprising one or more doors, one of the doors having a mezuzah affixed to a vertical doorpost in a door frame surrounding the door. 2 . The doll house according to claim 1 further comprising a kitchen having a first sink and a second sink. 3 . The doll house according to claim 1 further comprising a living room having a shelf of one or more books on Jewish learning. 4 . The doll house according to claim 3 wherein one or more of the books is a Talmud. 5 . The doll house according to claim 1 further comprising a living room having a display case storing one or more objects used in Jewish ritual. 6 . The doll house according to claim 5 wherein the one or more objects are selected from a Hanukah menorah or a braided Havdala candle. 7 . The doll house according to claim 1 further comprising a living room having a wall hanging depicting a scene of a Jewish landmark. 8 . The doll house according to claim 7 wherein the landmark is the Western Wall. 9 . The doll house according to claim 1 further comprising a male doll provided with one or more clothing accessories selected from a yarmulke, a black hat and a Talith. 10 . The doll house according to claim 1 further comprising a female doll provided with one or more clothing accessories selected from a wig and a head scarf.
[0001] The present invention provides a doll house. The doll house of the invention has one or more features modeling features characteristic of some Jewish homes. Such features include, for example, a mezuzah on one or more door posts or kitchen comprising two sinks or two ovens. The doll house of the invention may also include accessories characteristic of some Jewish homes. Such accessories include, for example, two sets of toy kitchen utensils, a Hanukah menorah, a wall hanging depicting typical Jewish scenes, Jewish religious books, a Succah, or braided Havdalah candle. The doll house of the invention may also include one or more dolls together with a wardrobe for each doll. The wardrobe may include a yarmulke, a Talith or black hat for a male doll, and a wig and head scarf for a female doll. [0002] FIG. 1 shows a doll house in accordance with one embodiment of the invention. The doll house 2 is shown in a front view in FIG. 1A and in a rear-internal view in FIG. 1B . The front view shown in FIG. 1A shows the external wall 4 and roof 8 of the house 2 . The wall include one or more windows 6 and a front door 12 through which a doll scaled to the scale of the house may be introduced into the house or removed from the house. The front door 12 is surrounded on three sides by a door frame having a left vertical door post 14 , a right vertical door post 16 and a lintel 18 . A mezuzah 20 is affixed to the right door post 18 . In accordance with Jewish tradition, the mezuzah 20 is affixed to the door post at a height above the bottom of the door equal to about two thirds the height of the door. The mezuzah 20 is affixed to the doorpost 16 in a tilted position, again in accordance with Jewish tradition. [0003] The doll house 2 does not have a rear wall, so that the rear view of the doll house 2 shown in FIG. 1B , rooms inside the house can be seen. The house has a downstairs floor 28 and an upstairs floor 30 . The downstairs floor 28 is partitioned by walls into a living room, 22 , a dining room/area 24 , and a kitchen 26 . The upstairs floor 28 is partitioned by walls into a master bed room 32 and one or more child's rooms 34 . Master bed room 32 comprises a separable double bed. Each interior door in the house 2 , such as the door 36 has a mezuzah on the vertical door post 38 that is on the right side of the door 36 when is viewed from outside the room. As explained above, the mezuzahs on the interior doors are affixed to the door posts at a height above bottom of the door equal to about two thirds the height of the door and are tilted in accordance with Jewish tradition. [0004] FIG. 2 shows the kitchen 26 in greater detail. The kitchen 26 includes a floor cabinet 40 having a counter top 42 . Included in the counter top 42 is a first kitchen sink 44 and a second kitchen sink 46 . The first kitchen sink 44 is intended for washing kitchen utensils used for dairy containing foods, whiles the second sink 46 is intended for washing kitchen utensils used for meat containing foods, in accordance with Jewish tradition which requires separate kitchen utensils for dairy and meat containing foods. [0005] FIG. 3 shows the living room 22 in greater detail. The living room 22 includes typical living room furniture such as a couch 45 , arm chair 47 and coffee table 49 . In addition, the living room 22 includes a book case containing books on Jewish learning, such as a Talmud, 50 . The living room 22 also includes a cabinet 52 having glass doors 54 in which objects used in various Jewish rituals are kept and displayed, such as a Hanukah menorah 56 or braided Havdala candle 58 . The living room 22 is also provided with a wall hanging 55 depicting a scene of Jewish landmark, such as the Western Wall in Jerusalem. [0006] FIG. 4 shows a male doll 60 and a female doll 62 that may be used with the doll house 2 . The dolls 60 and 62 are provided with clothing accessories in accordance with Jewish tradition. Thus, for example, the male doll 60 us provided with a yarmulke 64 , a Talith 66 and a black hat 68 . The female doll 62 is provided with a wig 70 and a head scarf for covering the hair

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