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Lot #    12669
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 12:39:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Diwan
Title (Hebrew)    דיואן
Author    [Ms. - Liturgy]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    18-19 cent
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [133] ff., 164:58 mm., age and use staining, wide margins, rounded corners, ink on heavy paper, 26 lines per page, beautiful Yemenite rashi-script letters, bound in contemporary full leather boards, expertly restored and backed.
   Collection of Hebrew poetry sung by Yemenite Jewry in pocket size volume. Previous owners signatures of Joseph b. Joseph Tanami and Joseph Musa. Lacking some ff.

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
18th Century:    Checked
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Yemen
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica