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Lot #    13994
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 10:28:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Amulet and prayer to prevent plague
Title (Hebrew)    סגולת נפלאות לעת המגפה
Author    [Kabbalah - Liturgy] R. Isaac Shalom Weiss
City    [Hungary]
Publication Date    c. 1860
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [4] pp., 287:227 mm., light age staining, small hole with loss of several letters, ink on paper, neat square block letters, signed on p.1.
          
Detailed
Description
   Kabbalistic prayer to prevent plague. Amulets are frequently mentioned in talmudic literature. The term used is kame'a or kami'a (pl. kemi'ot or kemi'in), a word whose origin is obscure. The written kame'a was a parchment inscribed with one or more quotations from a variety of sources, including the Scriptures (cf. Shab. 61b). Later amulets were inscribed with quotations relevant to their specific purpose. The text of the Priestly Blessing (Num. 6:24–26) was considered effective against the "evil eye." Permutations and combinations of the letters of the different names of G-d were frequently used; names of angels were also very common. Amulets subsequently merged with the Kabbalah and came to be known as "practical Kabbalah." Many mystical texts, such as the Sefer Yezirah and the Sefer Razi'el, contain instructions for the preparation of amulets and other charms, for a variety of purposes.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica