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Lot #    17483
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 1:18:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Prayer for Rain
Title (Hebrew)    תפלה על הגשמים
Author    [Liturgy - Unrecorded]
City    Strasbourg
Publication Date    1842
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Broadside, 285:190 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, lithograph, tear affecting text.
          
Detailed
Description
   Prayer for rain in which G-d is acknowledged as the power causing rain and the change of seasons, petition for the fertility of the fields, and for preservation from famine. The document, in Judeo-German, calls for the recital of the regular morning, afternoon , and evening service and related prayers followed by several chapters of Psalms and concluding with the supplication in Hebrew. Prayers for rain are among the earliest liturgical texts and withholding of rain is regarded in the Bible as a punishment from G-d (cf. Deut. 11:11–17; I Kings 17:1). The call is signed by R. Aaron Aron, rabbi of the consistory in Nuder-Reine.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
France:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Liturgy:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Judeo-German, Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica
  
Posters:    Checked