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Lot #    9411
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 1:50:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Laws of Slaughter
Title (Hebrew)    הלכות שחיטה
Author    [Ms.]
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., 163:110 mm., age and use staining, corners rounded, wide margins, uniform Yeminite Rashi script, 20 lines per page, bound in modern cloth boards.
   Laws of kosher slaughter and animal checking.

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
Halacha:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Book
Kind of Judaica