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Lot #    8451
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 1:38:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hupat Hatanim
Title (Hebrew)    חופת חתנים
Author    [Liturgy - Kabbalah] Naphtali Eliahu Rahabi, ed.
City    Bombay
Publisher    David Judah Ashkenazy
Publication Date    1917
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   3, 77, 14, 23 [5] pp., 178:102 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original half leather boards, rubbed.
   Piyyutim and Pizmonim (songs and hymns) for the huppah, havdalah, and milah, according to the custom of the Cochin Jews. This edition has explanation of terms and annotations from Naphtali Eliahu Rahabi. The volume begins with an introduction explaining the customs of betrothal and huppah and concluding with an explanation of the terms in the ketubbah. At the end of the volume are the benedictions for the marriage ceremony in English, concluding with the verses, If I forget thee, O Jerusalem . . .” (Psalms 137:5). The text of Hupat Hatanim is printed in a large, clear, attractive, vocalized Hebrew, the glosses in a smaller square font.

In addition to editing this work, Naphtali Eliahu Rahabi (Raby), (1863–1951), “white” Jewish scholar of Cochin, was the author of Divrei Yemei ha-Yehudim be-Cochin (History of the Jews of Cochin; Sasson Ms. 268), and of Toledot Beit Rahabi be-Cochin (History of the Rahabi Family), both unpublished. Like many Cochin leaders, Rahabi had strong Zionist sympathies.

Paragraph 2    והוא קובץ פיוטים ופזמונים לחופה, להבדלה ומילה, כמנהג ק"ק קוג'ין... הוצאה חדשה עם פירוש המלות ועם הערות, מלאכת... נפתלי אליה רחבי...

בשער: "קוג'ין", בהבלטה. בהקדמה "מנהג האירוסין וסדר החופה שנהגו אנשי שינגלי לפנים". כולל: ביאור לכתובה; שירים, מזמורים ותפילות לחופה (עז עמ'); פיוטים ופזמונים להבדלה (יד עמ'); "למילה" (כב עמ'). בסוף הספר: ברכות קדושין ואירוסין, בעברית ובאנגלית, עמ' מול עמ'.

   EJ; Yaari, Ha-Defus ha-Ivri be-Artzot ha-Mizrach II p. 70 no. 85; CD-EPI 0310414
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    India
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica