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Lot #    14229
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 12:24:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    The Propitiatory Prayer and Remission of vows.
Title (Hebrew)    סדר סליחות עם התרת נדרים
Author    [Liturgy - Kabbalah] Elijah Shalom Walwritkar
City    Bombay
Publisher    Bombay Hebrew Publishing & Printing Press
Publication Date    1935
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [3], 83 ff., 84-91 pp., 93-107 ff., 163:105 mm., usual light age staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards.
   Title: The Propitiatory Prayer and Remission of vows. Translated from Hebrew into Marathi by late Mr. Elijah Shalom Walwritkar...

The original tradition, is that the Bene Israel are the descendants of the survivors (seven men and seven women) of a shipwreck off the Konkan coast at Navgaon, about 26 miles south of Bombay. Bene Israel tradition tells of a Jew, David Rahabi, who about the year 1000 C.E. (or, some say around 1400 C.E.) discovered the Bene Israel in their villages, recognized their vestigial Jewish customs, and taught them about Judaism, preparing certain young men among them to be the religious preceptors of the Bene Israel. They were called Kajis and their position became hereditary. They were also recognized officially as judges in disputes within the Bene Israel community. Somewhere along the line the Bene Israel formed a special attachment to the Prophet Elijah. They invoke his blessings on all auspicious occasions. Another typically Bene Israel feature is their custom called Malida: i.e., the preparation of a ceremonial food offering (composed of special ingredients) accompanied by recitation of Jewish prayers, psalms, and other appropriate biblical quotations on the occasions of purification after childbirth; preparation for a wedding; when taking, and after completing, a vow; after a circumcision, and for all other auspicious occasions; whenever there is a crisis or need for divine help; for the expression of gratitude to G-d; and on Tu Bi-Shevat to celebrate the first fruits of their locale, and also to give respect to be Prophet Elijah at Kandala, the place where he is believed to have appeared to the Bene Israel.

Paragraph 2    מנהג ספרדים. עברית ומאראתית, עמוד מול עמוד. באותה שנה יצאה גם הוצאה בעברית בלבד.
   CD-EPI 0183228
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    India
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Marathi
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica