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Bidding Information
Lot #    35118
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 1:03:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Laws of Prayer
Title (Hebrew)    הלכות תפילה
Author    [Ms.]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    14-15 c.
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   2 leaves, 290:215 mm., recovered from binding, edges rounded, chips and tears touching text, neat Yemenite rabbinic script.
          
Detailed
Description
   Part of a larger work. 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
Period
Pre-15th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Yemen
  
Subject
Customs:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica