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Lot #    13166
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 12:17:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sefer Tehilim - Psalterium
Title (Hebrew)    ספר תהלים
Author    [Bible - Miniature]
City    Leiden
Publisher    Johannes le Maire
Publication Date    1637
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [120] ff., 16 mo., 107:60 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy loose in contemporary calf boards, rubbed on edges.
   Psalms with vocalization points in miniature. The recital of the whole Book of Psalms is widespread, whether as an act of piety by saintly individuals, or by groups of unlearned people. Many tears were and continue to be shed during its recital - as it is considered a direct method of communication with the Creator. Jewish woman recite Psalms on a daily basis as a protection from all evil for their families and a remedy to all that wants. For this purpose "societies of reciters of psalms" (hevrot tehillim) were and continue to be formed, and in recent times a special society has been formed in Jerusalem whereby two separate groups recite the whole Book of Psalms daily at the Western Wall. The Psalms are included in their entirety in all large prayer books.
Paragraph 2    כל פסוק חמישי סומן באות.
   Vinograd, Leiden 42; Fuks, Leiden 34; CD-EPI 0182305
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica