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Lot #    12667
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 12:38:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Shulhan Arukh, Parts III & IV
Title (Hebrew)    שלחן ערוך - אבן העזר, חשן משפט
Author    [Ms.] R. Joseph Caro & R. Moses Iserles
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    17-18 cent
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [162] ff., 205:156 mm., ink on heavy paper, 35 plus lines per page, double columns, written in a neat rabbinic Yemenite script, light age staining, lacking 2 final index ff., bound in modern cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Two of four parts of the Shulhan Arukh. Even ha-Ezer on marriage, divorce, and related topics and Hoshen Mishpat on civil law and personal relations, both with the additions of the Remah.

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
17th Century:    Checked
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Yemen
  
Subject
Halacha:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Other:    Book
  
Kind of Judaica