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Lot #    13282
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 1:15:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Refuah ve-Hayyim me-Yerushalyim
Title (Hebrew)    רפואה וחיים מירושלים
Author    [Kabbalah - Medical] Isaac ben Eliezer
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Yehudah ve-Yerushaliym
Publication Date    1931
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [2], 5, 65, [2] pp., 190:128 mm., light staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Segulot and other remedies, including amulets and fortunes assembled by Isaac ben Eliezer. The title page has a decorative border; the author informs that these have been collected from scattered sources, much from the work Shorshei ha-Shemot (Mekor ha-Shemot) by ha-Remaz (R. Moses Zacuto, c. 1620-97). This edition was brought to press by Elijah Abrham Mizrahi (Sephardi Tohor). The title page also includes a warning against hasagut gavul (trespass). There is an introduction from the compiler and then the text which is divided by topic. The refuot and segulot are for a wide variety of situations, from time of plague to barrenness. These cures are brought in the name of famous kabbalists. The book has numerous charts and illustrations of charms. The volume concludes with verse from the publisher. The text is in a single column in square unvocallized letters. The title page and verso have owners’ signatures.
          
Paragraph 2    עם שמוש תהלים ... הוצאתי אותו לאור מחדש ... אליהו אברהם מזרחי ... [2] עמ' בסוף הספר: שיר המוציא לאור.
          
Reference
Description
   BE resh 438; CD-EPI 0136710
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
Other:    Amulets
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica