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Lot #    12349
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 10:01:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Mahzor Parts I & II
Title (Hebrew)    מחזור מכל השנה כסדרה
Author    [Liturgy - Women]
City    Dyhernfurth
Publisher    Esther b. Joseph
Publication Date    1749
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only known complete copy. 144; 110 ff., 313:194 mm., initial few ff. rubbed from usage affecting letters, f. 139 torn with loss of half a page, old hands on title, final, and rear fly. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards. CD-EPI records based on substantially incomplete copy in private collection, Vinograd incomplete.
Paragraph 1    With two family registers at the end. The first of a family in Jessnitz with entries in the 18th & 19th centuries. The latter in German, also Jessnitz, for a Lowenstein family with entries from the latter half of the 19th century.
   Liturgies for the entire year, parts I & II in one volume, following the rites and customs of Poland and Moravia. The volume contains the High and Festive Holidays' liturgies with a commentary in Hebrew. The printer, Esther, was a granddaughter of R. Shabbetai Bass the author of the super-commentary on Rashi, Siftei Hakhamim (1680), a popular commentary often reprinted; and Siftei Yeshenim (1680), a list in Hebrew of some 2,200 Hebraica and Judaica.

Indeed, the Jewish community in Dyhernfurth, dates from 1688, when Shabbetai Bass leased printing privileges from the local magnate who, in turn, held them from the emperor. A community was formed by 13 families, all employed in Bass's printing works. Both Bass and his son Joseph had to contend with the hostility of the Jesuits, but printing continued until 1762, from 1717 under Berel Nathan, husband of Bass's granddaughter Esther, and later under Esther herself.

Paragraph 2    בשנת תק"ט

[חלק א: ראש השנה, יום כפור, סוכות, שמיני עצרת ושמחת תורה]. קמד דף. ספירת דפים משובשת. חלק ב: וה'יו לאות'ות ול'מועד'ים ול'ימים ושנים' ...ארבע פרשיות... פורים ושבת הגדול... פסח ועצרת. קט דף. על פי הוצאת פראג שמ"ו, עם פירושו של ר' משה שדיל ב"ר אברהם. בטופס שלפנינו חסרה המחצית הראשונה של חלק א (28 קונטרסים ראשונים) ויש בו [1], קטז-קלד דף. כמו כן חסר סוף חלק ב, אחרי דף קט.

   CD-EPI 0306697 (incomplete); Vinograd, Dyhernfurth 176 (incomplete)
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica