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Lot #    35035
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 12:30:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shiviti
Title (Hebrew)    שויתי
Author    [Kabbalah]
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    המדפיס ליפשיץ
Publication Date    1940?
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 320:227, age staining, several tears taped on verso.
   Of rectangular verse borders enclosing a tree Menorahs and Hebrew biblical inscriptions from Psalms and Leviticus, several phrases topped with black frame.

Shivviti the opening word, in Hebrew, of the verse: "I have set the Lord always before me" (Ps. 16:8). As a part of the daily prayer, the word became a cliche for Jewish devotion and common language. During the 18th and 19th centuries, and up to the present a votive tablet called "Shivviti," principally containing the above verse, was put up in front of those praying in the synagogue. These synagogue plaques contain other verses, concerning the Law and the Torah. Most of them were profusely decorated in shapes and colors. The most common motifs of decoration were the seven-branched menorah of the Temple, and symbolic buildings representing different "Holy Places" in Erez Israel, such as Jerusalem or the tombs of sages and righteous men. Some are decorated with animals or mythical beasts and persons. Others serve as amulets, containing magical symbols, such as the Magen David, and magical verses. Most of the Shivviti plaques derive from Eastern Europe in the 19th century. There are, however, some plaques which come from North Africa, mainly from Morocco.

Paragraph 2    ... מעשה ידי חיים מחבוב, ירושלם...

בראש העמוד: דע לפני מי אתה עומד... לוח בשלל צבעים, שבמרכזו שלושה ציורי המנורה, לתלות על עמוד-התפילה הקבוע בבית-הכנסת. כולל: פסוקים, מזמורי תהלים (טו, סז, קכא) ותפילת "אנא בכח". ציורי המנורה עשויים מפסוקי המזמורים (סז, קכא) והתפילה.

   EJ; CD-EPI 0168968
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica