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Lot #    9345
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 12:44:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tichlal for the Festive and High Holidays
Title (Hebrew)    תכלאל
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
   [166] ff., 170:115 mm., light age and use staining, corners rounded, wide margins, ink on heavy paper, uniform beautiful Yeminite Rashi script, 19 lines per page, loose in contemporary leather boards.
   The volume opens with the Passover prayers, (p. 9v) Pirkei Avot with many variations from the published text including Chapter 6 not found in earlier mss; (p. 22v) Shavu'ot liturgies including (p. 24) Azharoth of R. Solomon ibn Gabirol; services for the Five (p. 39v) Fast days; (p. 54) Heter for Rosh Hashanah an Erez Israel custom adopted by Yemenite Jewry; liturgies for (p. 58) Rosh Hashanah; liturgies (p. 61) and Hoshanot for Sukkoth (p.62v); Hakaphot for Hoshanna Rabba (p. 78v); liturgies for Shemini Azeret (84v); (p. 97) Selihot and prayers for the High Holidays, (p. 125) Yom Kippur services, (p. 152) Keter Malkhut of R. Solomon ibn Gabirol. Many of the liturgies are found only in Yemenite prayerbooks and are otherwise unknown.

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
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Yemen
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Manuscript Type
Other:    Prayerbook
Kind of Judaica