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Lot #    12407
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 10:30:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Hannukah blessings and songs
Title (Hebrew)    ברכות הדלקת נרות של חנוכה
Author    [Liturgy - Unrecorded]
City    Vilna
Publisher    Zionson
Publication Date    c. 1890
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 222:228, light age staining, light creasing. Not listed in the bibliography.
          
Detailed
Description
   The benedictions, Ha-Nerot Hallalu, and Ma'oz Zur Yeshu'ati. On kindling the lights, two benedictions are recited, one is a blessing on the lights and the other for the miracle; on the first night, "She-Heheyanu" (the blessing for the season) is added. The kindling of the light is followed by a short prayer which begins with the words "Ha-Nerot Hallalu" ("these lamps"; Sof. 20:4). "Ma'oz Zur Yeshu'ati" ("Mighty Rock of my Salvation"), a hymn composed in Germany by a 13th-century poet about whom nothing is known except his name Mordecai, is usually sung in the Ashkenazi ritual after the kindling of the lights. The Sephardim recite Psalm 30. The origin of the custom to have an additional light, the shammash ("servant") with which the Hanukkah lights are kindled, is based on two injunctions: not to kindle one Hanukkah light with another; and not to use the Hanukkah lights for illumination.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Liturgy:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica