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Lot #    15172
Auction End Date    7/18/2006 12:04:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shir ve-Shivhah
Title (Hebrew)    שיר ושבחה
Author    [Liturgy - First Ed.] R. Rafael Hayyim ha-Kohen
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    A. M. Luntz
Publication Date    1905
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [8], 136 ff. octavo 160:93 mm., usual age staining. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   First edition of this popular collection of prayers arranged by R. Rafael Hayyim ben Aaron ha-Kohen. It is, according to the title page, song and praise, supplication and pizmonim (liturgical prayers) for Shabbat and festivals. These prayers are from early geonim who were accustomed to recite them at every ashemerot of Shabbat. These pizmonim and desirable songs, new and old, are so that people do not say inappropriate romantic verse. The title page is dated, be-zemirot בזמירות (665 = 1905). The verso gives the author’s name in Latin letters as Rephael H. Cohen Parsi, Jerusalem, Palestine. Below is a warning against unauthorized reprinting for fifteen years. There is an introduction from the author, and a twelve page table of contents listing the prayers. There are four hundred sixty four prayers, followed by Shevah Berakhot. The prayers begin with bekashot for Shabbat and encompass festivals and numerous occasions. Although this is a new work it is to a large extent based on Mikrei Kodesh (Livorno, 1864) and other similar works. The text is set in a single column in square letters.
Paragraph 2    בקשות ופזמונים לשבתות ומועדים מגאונים קדמונים הנוהגים לאומרם בכל אשמורת שב"ק [שבת קודש]... הדפסנו גם פזמונים... חדשים וישנים, עם שם כל הניגונים, לכל שמחות וחגים. נקבצו ובאו לביה"ד מאת רפאל חיים הכהן...

כד דף הראשונים: "בקשות של שבת". מבוסס על קובץ הפיוטים "מקרא קדש" (ליוורנו תרכ"ד, ועוד), בו נקבצו הפיוטים שמזמרים באשמורת הבוקר של שבת בבית הכנסת הגדולה של ארם צובה.

   BE shin 913; CD-EPI 0140805
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Other:    Syria
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica