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Lot #    18331
Auction End Date    7/10/2007 10:03:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Psalms
Title (Hebrew)    תהלים עם מעמדות
Author    [Hasidim]
City    Zhitomir
Publisher    Chanina Lipa, Arye Loeb, & Joshua Heschel Shapira
Publication Date    1847
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   332; 56 pp., quarto, 188:120 mm., heavy use stains, corners rounded, complete, bound in modern half cloth and marbled paper over boards.
   Psalms with appropriate prayers. Psalms were heavily used by pious Jews and rarely survive intact as is the case with this copy. The recital of the whole Book of Psalms is widespread, whether as an act of piety by saintly individuals, or by groups of unlearned people. For this purpose "societies of reciters of psalms" (hevrot tehillim) were and continue to be formed, and in recent times a special society has been formed in Jerusalem whereby two separate groups recite the whole Book of Psalms daily at the Western Wall. The psalms are included in their entirety in all large prayer books.

In 1847 the Shapira printing press was established by the three brothers Hanina Lipa, Aryeh Leib, and Joshua Heschel Shapira, sons of R. Samuel Abraham Abba Shapira, the printer in Slavuta. Until 1862 this was one of the only two Hebrew presses the Russian government permitted to operate in the whole of Russia, the other being in Vilna. This press had 18 hand presses and four additional large presses. In 1851 Aryeh Leib broke away and established his own printing press in Zhitomir. In these two establishments only sacred books of every kind were printed.

Paragraph 2    עם מעמדות ... [עם] פירוש המלות של תהלים על עברי טייטש ...

עברית ויידיש. עם "יהי רצון" לאמירת תהלים. כח דף: סדר מעמדות. ללא תרגום.

   CD-EPI 0325717
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica