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Lot #    13783
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 12:55:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Selihot
Title (Hebrew)    סליחות
Author    [Liturgy]
City    Poona
Publisher    Elijah Shalom
Publication Date    1874
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [5], 48, [4] pp., 206:135 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth and marbled paper over boards. Final [4] pp. - polemic in Marathi.
   Printed for the Bene Israel in Poona, city 75 mi. S.E. of Bombay, India, formerly seasonal headquarters of the British government of Bombay. Poona's Jewish community, which was established in the middle of the 19th century, consisted of Arabic-speaking Jews who made Poona their summer residence and of Bene Israel from Bombay. David Sassoon built the synagogue Ohel David, and the Sassoon family endowed a hospital, infirmary, and leper asylum. The Bene Israel synagogue, known as Sukkath Shlomoh, was founded later. Since 1870 Poona had a Hebrew printing press, publishing many works in Hebrew with Arabic translations for the Baghdadi Jews, and the Bene Israel published several liturgical works there. Once prosperous and numerous, the Jewish population has declined in recent years as a result of emigration to Israel.
Paragraph 2    לאשמורת חדש אלול ... וס' התרת נדרים וס' תשליך... עם ברכת (הנותן תשועה) למלכה (ויקטוריה). לכבוד רבי שלום שמואל כחימכר, מלמד בבית התלמוד, מיד אליהו שלום ולוטכר תלמידו. שנת ש'וב'ו אל'י ו'אש'וב'ה אליכם

מנהג ספרד. דף [5-2] בראש הספר, ודף [4-1] בסוף הספר: מאראטית, עם שער-נוסף במאראטית. דף [2,ב]: אגרת הקדשה: To Mr. Shaloam Samuel, teatcher Hebrew and Marathi. בטופס שבבית הספרים בירושלים נספחו בסוף [4] עמ', דברי-פולמוס במאראטי, עם כותרת עברית: ענה כסיל כאולתו פן יהיה חכם בעיניו.

   CD-EPI 0183050; Yaari, Poona 2
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    India
Polemics:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Marathi
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica