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Lot #    22272
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 11:33:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Song of Songs
Title (Hebrew)    שיר השירים
Author    [Only Ed.] Gideon Beinstock, illustrator
City    Tel Aviv
Publisher    Tamuz
Publication Date    1982
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [20] ff., 293:228 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original boards with dj.
   Illustrated Song of Songs is read in the Sephardi ritual before the Minhah service on the afternoon of the seventh day of Passover (eighth day outside Israel). In certain communities, the Song of Songs is also read after concluding the Passover Haggadah on seder night. The association of the Song of Songs with Passover is thought to be due to the traditional rabbinic exegesis which interprets the Song as an allegory of the love between G-d and Israel; Passover is the springtime of this love (Song 2:11–13) and the "honeymoon" of G-d and Israel (Jer. 2:2). In many congregations the Song of Songs is also read on Friday evenings before the Kabbalat Shabbat service, at which the "bride," the Sabbath, is welcomed.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica