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Lot #    10705
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 2:28:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Menorat Hamaor
Title (Hebrew)    מנורת המאור
Author    R. Isaac Aboab
City    Sulzbach
Publisher    Zalman b. Aaron
Publication Date    1739
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   6, 288 ff., 322:207 mm., wide margins, usual age and damp staining, title strengthened in margin. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
   With a Judeo-German translation by R. Moses Frankfurt, illustrated title page copper engraved with a picture of Moses and Aaron in the tabernacle, and Moses at the burning bush and several other Biblical scenes.

The classic work on ethics and morals with Yiddish translation. Menorat Hamaor (“Candlestick of Light”), one of the most popular works of religious edification among the Jews in the Middle Ages. Written “for the ignorant and the learned, the foolish and the wise, the young and the old, for men and for women,” the work has enjoyed over 70 editions and printings (1st ed. Constantinople, 1514) and has been translated into Spanish, Ladino, Yiddish, and German. The book became a handbook for preachers and served for public reading in synagogues when no preacher was available.

Paragraph 2    ... עם העתקה ללשון אשכנז ... הועתק ע"י ... ר' משה פרנקפורט דיין ...

הסכמה: ר' משה לבית קצינאילנבוגן, אב"ד ור"מ דמדינת אנשבאך וק"ק זולצבאך, יז שבט תצ"ט.

   CD-EPI 0105207; EJ; JE
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Ethics
Language:    Hebrew, Judeo-German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica