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Bidding Information
Lot #    20205
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 10:36:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Broadside for new zizit factory
Title (Hebrew)    לשרידים אשר ה' קורא
Author    [Community - Only Ed.]
City    Venice
Publication Date    1754
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [1] p., 298:212 mm., light age staining.
          
Detailed
Description
   Ad for a new zizit factory operated by the Hafez-Gintilli family in Venice. The zizit of beautiful wool follow the customs of Jews from the Mizrah. Zizit is the name of the tassels attached to the four corners of special (four-cornered) garments worn by men in fulfillment of the biblical commandment in Numbers 15:37–41 and Deuteronomy 22:12. Talmudic literature invests the commandment of zizit with exalted symbolism. The rabbis regarded the zizit as a reminder to the Jew to observe the religious duties, giving it a function similar to that of the mezuzah on the doorposts and to the tefillin on the head and arm. The Talmud brings the parable how a person was saved from sensual sin because he wore fringes (Men. 44a).
          
Paragraph 2    ... בני משפחת חפץ ... המכונה משפחת גינטילי ... העיר ה' את רוחם ... להמציא כאן בויניציאה מלאכת הטליתות ... זאת היא המודעא היוצאת מהם ... להודיע ... כל איש אשר יבא ... או יכתוב לכמ"ר אשר בר אורי חפץ ... או לכינוייו אנסילמו די ליאון גינטילי ראש המשפחה ... למלאת כל שאלתו... ב בשבת כד לחדש אדר...
          
Reference
Description
   Vinograd 1900; Ginzei Israel 1825; CD-EPI 0177835; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica