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Bidding Information
Lot #    8235
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 10:01:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Calendar, for the use of Mashgichiem
Author    [Community - Unrecorded]
City    Amsterdam (?)
Publication Date    c. 1800
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [12] ff., 195:80 mm., light age staining. A veryu good copy bound in the original paper wrappers, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Calendar, for the use of Mashgihim (supervisors for compliance with the kosher laws) in charge of supervising the milking for, and the production of cheese. The calender proper, on the first 22 pp., is arranged into tables to record the daily morning and evening milking sessions separately. This detail is of interest in the light of the production methods in those days (farmer's cheese). The month of Shevat, coinciding roughly with January, is appropriately omitted, since no milking for cheese was done during that period. The last two pages contain tables to register shipments of cheese to Amsterdam. These calendars were most probably issued by the Amsterdam Chief Rabbinate, for distribution among the Mashgichim. Most probably an unicum.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
17th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Holland:    Checked
  
Subject
Customs:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica