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Lot #    18478
Auction End Date    7/10/2007 11:15:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Shulhan Arukh, Yore Deah
Title (Hebrew)    שלחן ערוך יורה דעה
Author    [Ms.]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    1785
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   109, [20], 275-286, [4] ff., 220:150 mm., ink on heavy paper, light age and use staining, text in neat Yeminite block letters, with the Remah's additions in smaller letters, a beautiful ms. bound in modern cloth boards. Ownership inscription with 18 generations.
          
Detailed
Description
   The text with the additions of R. Moses Isserles, the sribe used the printed ff 275-286, adjusting the fore and aft text to match. For hundreds of years the Yemenite Jewish communities followed their traditional ways of secular and religious life, not being influenced by external trends and currents. Some customs in the Yemenite prayer rites go back to the prayer book of R. Saadiah Ga'on. From the 16th century on the Kabbalah and especially later its Lurianic school and system found its way to Yemen and influenced Jewish literary production in the areas of commentaries to the Bible, prayers, and liturgic poetry. All of this rich history is reflected in this work.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Yemen
  
Subject
Halacha:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica