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Lot #    8356
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 12:03:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Haphtorot for the entire year
Title (Hebrew)    הפטרות של כל השנה
Author    [Ms. - Bible]
City    Yemen
Publication Date    1695?
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   150 plus ff., 304:208 mm., ink on paper, wide margins, age and use staining, corners rounded, initial f. in a later hand, initial few, final few, and several additional ff. chipped with loss, corners rounded, some letters faded and chipped, dated in later hand on final, text in neat square block Yemenite letters, bound in contemporary leather, rubbed and split.
   Hebrew text with Targum, cantillation and pronunciation symbols. Bible text in lower cantillation, Tafsir in upper symbols. 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
Bible:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica