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Lot #    10657
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 1:40:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    ha-Idrot ha-Kedoshot
Title (Hebrew)    האדרות הקדושות
Author    [Liturgy - Kabbalah - Rachel's Tomb]
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Solomon Proophs
Publication Date    1708
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [3], 25 ff., 143:92 mm., light age staining, corners rounded. A good copy bound in modern half leather and marbled paper boards.
   Idra Rabba ("The Greater Assembly") and Idra Zuta ("The Lesser Assembly") of the Zohar in a small volume for recitation by the rightous Jews who visit the Tomb of Rachel and the Prophet Samuel.

Idra Rabba ("The Greater Assembly"), a description of the gathering of R. Simeon b. Yohai and his companions, in which the most profound mysteries are expounded concerning the revelation of the Divine in the form of Adam Kadmon ("Primordial Man"). It is of a superior literary construction and the most systematic discourse found in the Zohar. Each of the companions says his piece and Simeon b. Yohai completes their pronouncements. At the end of this solemn assembly three of the ten participants meet with an ecstatic death. Among the early kabbalists it was called Idra de-Naso and it is printed in the portion Naso (3:127b–145a). It is, in a way, a kind of Talmud to the Mishnah of the Sifra di-Zeni'uta.

Idra Zuta ("The Lesser Assembly"), a description of the death of R. Simeon b. Yohai and his closing words to his followers before his death, a kind of kabbalistic parallel to the death of Moses. It contains a companion discourse to that in the Idra Rabba, with many additions. Among the early kabbalists it was called Idra de-Ha'azinu. This portion concludes the Zohar (3:287b–96b).

Paragraph 2    אדרת נשא מהלולא דרשב"י וחברוי. ואדרת האזינו דא הלולא דרשב"י בלחודוי. לצורך ... רבני ... ירושלם ... העולים להשתטח על מצבת קבורת רחל אמנו (שלש פעמים בשנה. בימי ... יז בתמוז עד ט"ב ... ובימי ... אלול ובעשרת ימי תשובה) ושמואל הנביא ברמה (בליל פטירתו שהיא בכ"ח לאייר) ... נדפסו ... בכרך קטן ... להוצאת ... ר' יוסף [ב"ר מרדכי] הכהן ... בשנת ועשו לי מקדש ושכנתי ב'ת'ו'כ'ם'

מעבר לשער: אזהרה, מאת ר' אברהם המגיה. דף [1, ב-3]: הקדמה, מאת המני"ח [ר' משה חאגיז]. כותב בין השאר: וההגה ... היתה מתוך ספר הזוהר ... והכתיבות של ... ר' נתן שפירא ז"ל ... שהעתקתי והגהתי מהם האדרות. עמ' אחרון: פסוקים. מתוך ספר שמואל א א א-ב כו.

   CD-EPI 0109056; EJ
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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