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Lot #    10972
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 12:51:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Prayers to be Recited by the Wife of Ones Youth
Title (Hebrew)    '
Author    [Ms.]
City    [Italy]
Publication Date    c. 1850
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [15] pp., 200:148 mm., ink on paper, age and damp staining, neat Italian block letters, 13 lines per page, bound in modern half cloth and marbled paper boards.
   Manuscript containing, as stated on the title page, the order of prayers to be customarily recited by a Wife of [Ones] Youth (Isaiah 54:6) on the night of Rosh HaShanah prior to davening maariv. Within the volume are piyyutim (liturgical poetry) to be recited both nights of Rosh HaShanah. These prayers, based on Psalms, are followed by piyyutim to be stated prior to and after blowing the shofar, and in the latter prayers there are two small depictions of a face blowing shofar. Next is a pizmon to be recited on the night of Simhat Torah. The text is written in clear attractive square letters, some vocalized, and the Tetragrammaton is given in a manuscript form of two yodin followed by an inverted gimmel. This is a beautiful and moving piece.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Liturgy
Kind of Judaica