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Lot #    9342
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 12:41:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Divan
Title (Hebrew)    דיואן
Author    [Ms. - Unrecorded]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    18th cent.
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [5]; [111] ff., 222:83 mm., age and use staining, lacking 6-10 ff., ink on heavy paper, beautiful Yemenite script, classical Yemenite oblong shape, 30 lines per page, bound in contemporary half leather boards, 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 and circumcision ceremonies 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
Other:    Poetry
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Prayerbook
Kind of Judaica