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Lot #    26293
Auction End Date    3/23/2010 11:24:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tikhlal
Title (Hebrew)    תכלאל
Author    [Ms. - Liturgy - Haggadah - Avot]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    1650
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [243] ff., 292:188 mm., wide margins, usual age staining, edges thumbed and rounded with several tears - some affecting text, minor worming in several upper margins touching letters, ink on heavy paper, in a beautiful Yemenite-Rashi script, 28 lines per page, initial words in larger letters, Nikkud Elyon - pronunciation symbols on top of letters, [ff. 220-234] in a later hand contain calendar for 1766-1902 and other writings. A beautiful manuscript bound in later half leather over boards, rubbed.
   A Tikhlal, the Yemenite all year round prayerbook. The work contains all liturgies, full Haggadah, Pirkei Avot with an unpublished commentary, five scrolls, multi-year calendar dated 1650-1749, contracts, and prayers for the high and festive holidays, fast-days, weddings, circumcisions, the ill and deceased, and many other occasions following the Yemenite rites and customs.

The breath and scope of this work reflects that for hundreds of years the Yemenite Jewish communities followed their traditional ways of secular and religious life, not being influenced by external trends and currents. Some customs in the Yemenite prayer rites go back to the prayer book of R. Saadiah Ga'on. From the 16th century on the Kabbalah and especially later its Lurianic school and system found its way to Yemen and influenced Jewish literary production in the areas of commentaries to the Bible, prayers, and liturgic poetry. All of this rich history is reflected in this work.

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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Other:    Yemen
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Book
Kind of Judaica