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Amulet and prayer to prevent plague
סגולת נפלאות לעת המגפה
[Kabbalah - Liturgy] R. Isaac Shalom Weiss
This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
 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.
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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