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Lot #    13016
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 11:07:32 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Ein Yisrael (Ein Yaakov)
Title (Hebrew)    ( )
Author    [Ms.] R. Jacob ibn Habib
City    Yemen
Publication Date    1729
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   3-190 ff., 298:207 mm., usual age staining, corners rounded, ink on fine heavy paper, Yemenite block letters, double columns with approximately 60 lines per column, signed and dated by the scribe on final, bound in modern cloth boards. Rare - not a text usually copied by Yeminite scribes.
          
Detailed
Description
   Volume one of two contains tractates Berakhot through Hagiga. With no printing press, Yemenite Jews wrote all their religous books. This manuscript was copied from the Salonica and Venice printed edition of the Ein Yaakov printed under the title Ein Yisrael. Ein Yaakov is the classic collection of aggadah in the Talmud compiled by R. Jacob ben Solomon ibn Habib (c. 1445-c.1515). Ein Yaakov was among the titles proscribed and burned together with the Talmud after the popes bull of August, 1553, and subsequently placed on the Index librorum prohibitorum. The Council of Trent, which permitted the publication of the Talmud in 1564, and certain other works as well, did so by imposing onerous conditions, primarily concerning the expurgation of passages inimical to Christianity, and the substitution of acceptable terms for objectionable ones. Among the other conditions imposed was the prohibition of Hebrew books under their original names. The Talmud, for example, could not be reprinted as such, but could be reissued only if that name were omitted, it now being called shas, and Ein Yaakov only as Ein Yisrael.

This work reflects the history of the Yemenite Jewish communities which followed their traditional ways of secular and religious life, not being influenced by external trends and currents.

          
Reference
Description
   Graetz, IV p. 589; Heller, 16th Century Book; Slatkine, Shemot ha Sefarim, p. 265.
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Yemen
  
Subject
Other:    Talmud
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Other:    Book
  
Kind of Judaica