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Lot #    20353
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 11:50:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tikkun Shovavim
Title (Hebrew)    תקון שובבים
Author    [Kabbalah - Liturgy - Regal] R. Moshe Zacuto
City    Mantua
Publisher    Eliezer Solomon mi-Italia
Publication Date    1782
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   46 ff., 168:115 mm., light age staining, wide margins, printed on heavy regal paper. A very good copy bound in contemporary leather boards, rubbed.
   Sponsored and recited by the Malbish Arumim Society (Clothing for the Naked; charity for the poor). Tikkun Shovevim Tat, an acrostic composed of the initial letters of the names of the first eight weekly sidrot ("Torah portions") of the Book of Exodus which are read in the winter months between Hanukkah and Purim. Since diseases were prevalent, especially among infants, during the long and hard winter season, it was the custom to recite penitential prayers (selihot) on Thursdays of the weeks in which these portions were read in order to avert disastrous epidemics. These penitential prayers are recited in the morning service in the Ashkenazi ritual, or at the afternoon service only (Italian rite). In many European communities, it was customary to fast on these Thursdays; in others (North Africa) on the Mondays and the Thursdays of the Shovavim Tat period. Penitential prayers and fasting do not take place on Thursdays that coincide with a Rosh Hodesh. Kabbalists (R. Isaac Luria, R. Isaiah ha-Levi Horowitz), attributed mystical concepts to the observance of Shovavim Tat.
Paragraph 2    אשר תקן מהרמ"ז [ר' משה זכות]... ועוד נוסף בו תפלת מנחה כמאמרה... שנת שו'ב'ה אל'י' כ'י' ג'א'ל'ת'י'ך'
פועלי הדפוס: מתתיה בן יהודה שמואל חי הלוי ושלמה חיים בן יהודה אריאני. על פי ויניציאה תצ"ט.
   CD-EPI 0201513
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica