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Bidding Information
Lot #    9344
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 12:43:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Seder Selihot
Title (Hebrew)    סדר סליחות ללילי אשמורות; הושענות; התרת נדרים
Author    [Ms. - Liturgy]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    19th cent.
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [41] ff., 170:120 mm., light age staining, corners rounded, ink on paper, Yeminite block letters, bound in contemporary leather boards, rubbed.
   Pentinental liturgies for the High Holiday season, Hoshanot for Sukkot and Hattarat Nedarim for Erev Yom Kippur.

The breath and scope of this work reflects that 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
18th Century:    Checked
Other:    Yemen
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Prayerbook
Kind of Judaica