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Lot #    9409
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 1:48:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Year Round Liturgies, Poems, & Songs
Title (Hebrew)    פיוטים ותפילות מכל השנה
Author    [Ms. - Liturgy - Haggadah]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    19th cent.
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   137, [3] ff., 165:110 mm., age and use staining, rounded corners, ink on paper, Yeminite block letters without pronunciation symbols, bound in contemporary full leather boards, rubbed and split.
   Contains liturgies, full Haggadah and various prayers for the high holidays and holidays, fastdays, weddings, circumcisions, the ill and deceased, and many other occasions following the Yemenite rites and customs. Some of the liturgies are not found in other works.

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
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Prayerbook
Kind of Judaica