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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
   [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.
   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
17th Century:    Checked
18th Century:    Checked
Other:    Yemen
Halacha:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Book
Kind of Judaica