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Lot #    18491
Auction End Date    7/10/2007 11:22:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Mahzor for High Holidays
Title (Hebrew)    מחזור לראש השנה ויה'כ
Author    [Ms. - Liturgy - Kabbalah]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    18th cent.
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   33 ff., 160:93 mm., light age staining, creased and rounded on edges, ink on paper, Yemenite block letters with upper points (pronunciation symbols), bound in modern cloth over boards.
   High Holiday mahzor with additional liturgies, hymns, and supplications not found in the ordinary texts. 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.
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Other:    Yemen
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica