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Lot #    6025
Auction End Date    11/18/2003 11:12:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Divan
Title (Hebrew)    דיואן
Author    [Ms. - Unrecorded]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    18th cent.
Item of
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [184] ff., 230:87 mm., age staining, few scattered wormholes, ink on heavy paper, Yemenite script, classical Yeminite oblong shape, 24 lines per page, Nikkud Elyon (pronunciation symbols on top of letters). Bound in contemporary full leather, split and rubbed.
   Collection of liturgical and kabbalistic songs and poems by an unknown scribe. Final few ff., following the index, contain the Benedictions for the wedding ceremony following the Yeminite rites. Many of the songs do not appear in Davidson's massive index nor are the listed in Mahon Ben Zvi's database. Yeminite liturgies date back to the time of the Second Temple. For hundreds of years the Jewish communities followed their traditional ways of secular and religious life, not being influenced by external trends and currents. Many of the hymns presented in this work are unknown to other Jewish communities.
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Other:    Yemen
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Prayerbook
Kind of Judaica