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Lot #    17174
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 1:26:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Tehinnot
Title (Hebrew)    תחינות מקרא קודש
Author    [Women - Liturgy]
City    Vilna
Publisher    Joseph Reuven b. Menahem Mann
Publication Date    1867
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   32 pp., 166:106 mm., nice margins, stained and rubbed from usage. A good copy bound in modern paper wrappers.
          
Detailed
Description
   Twelve Tehinnot in Yiddish for women to recite for the new month. The pages are stained with tears - let by the previous owners during such services. The general category of Tehinnah (Tehinnot) are a form of piyyutin which originated in the tahanun prayer for the fasts of Monday and Thursday. The term was also transferred to piyyutim for the selihot days, and indeed both the construction and subject of the tehinnah are similar to selihot. The tehinnah is usually said quietly, its subject being the relationship between G-d and the people of Israel. It is sometimes constructed in rhymed verses, sometimes in rhymed rhetoric, or even unrhymed, in the style of a bakkashah. In addition to Hebrew tehinnot, there were Yiddish-German ones for women published in small brochures from the beginning of the 18th century in Bohemia (Prague), Switzerland (Basle), Germany (Sulzbach, Fuerth, Roedelheim), and many towns of Russia and Poland. Occasionally tehinnot were added as appendixes to editions of the prayer book
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Liturgy:    Checked
Other:    Women's Literature
  
Characteristic
Language:    Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica