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Lot #    14225
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 12:22:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tikkun Hazot
Title (Hebrew)    תקון חצות
Author    [Kabbalah - Liturgy]
City    Reggio
Publisher    Hananja Elhanan Hai Kohen
Publication Date    1822
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   19 pp., 197:127 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern full leather over boards.
   Kabbalistic liturgies to be recited at midnight in memory of the destruction of the Temple and for the restoration to the Land of Israel. This custom developed from the rabbinic description of G-d mourning the destruction. It is recorded that during the night He "sits and roars like a lion, exclaiming: `Woe to the children, on account of whose sins I destroyed My house and burnt My temple and exiled them among the nations of the world'" (Ber. 3a). The hour of midnight was chosen because David arose at this hour to study and pray, as it is said, "At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto Thee" (Ps. 119:62; Ber. 3b–4a).

This practice became formalized under the influence of the Kabbalah during the period of R. Isaac Luria (Ari z'l). Two separate forms of the service developed known as Tikkun Rahel and Tikkun Le'ah. Tikkun Rahel, consisting of Psalms 137 and 79 and Tehinnot on the destruction of the Temple, is recited on days when Tahanun is said. On the Sabbath, festivals, and days when Tahanun is omitted, Tikkun Le'ah, consisting of more joyful psalms, such as 111 and 126, and selections from the Mishnah (Tamid ch. 1), is recited.

Paragraph 2    תקון חצות אשר הנהיג לומר בין המצרים אחר חצות יום החכם... ר' משה זכות... בשנת ח'ד'ש' ימ'י'נ'ו' כ'ק'ד'ם'

על פי מנטובה ת"ק. באחד הטפסים שראינו נוסף בסוף קונטרס ובו ז דף. בקונטרס זה שתי קינות, אחת קינה לט' באב מאת ר' שמשון חיים נחמני, פותחת: במר אבכה בתוך גולה (אוצר השירה והפיוט, ב, עמ' 36, מס' 816); השניה מאת המדפיס ר' חנניה אלחנן חי כהן, פותחת: אויה אצעק אויה אומר (שם, א, עמ' 82, מס' 1779).

   CD-EPI 0303687; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica