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Bidding Information
Lot #    12666
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 12:37:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Rashi Commentary on the Pentateuch
Title (Hebrew)    פירוש רש'י על בראשית ושמות
Author    [Ms.]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    19th cent.
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [101] ff., 230:162 mm., ink on heavy paper, 35 plus lines per page, written in a rabbinic Yemenite script, light age staining, bound in modern half cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Commentary on the Genesis and Exodus.

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 Gaon. 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 liturgical 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
Bible:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica