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Lot #    12523
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 11:28:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Shulhan Arukh, Orah Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)    שלחן ערוך אורח חיים
Author    [Ms.] Abraham B. ?, Scribe
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    c. 1850
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [252] ff., 230:158 mm., ink on heavy paper, light age and use staining, corners rounded as usual, text in neat Yeminite block letters, with the Remah's additions in smaller letters, a beautiful ms. loose in contemporary leather boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   The text with the additions of R. Moses Isserles, Be'er Ha'golah, and an index. For hundreds of years the Yemenite Jewish communities followed their traditional ways of secular and religious life, not being influenced by external trends and currents. Some customs in the Yemenite prayer rites go back to the prayer book of R. Saadiah Ga'on. From the 16th century on the Kabbalah and especially later its Lurianic school and system found its way to Yemen and influenced Jewish literary production in the areas of commentaries to the Bible, prayers, and liturgic poetry. All of this rich history is reflected in this work.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Yemen
  
Subject
Halacha:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica