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Lot #    18598
Auction End Date    8/21/2007 10:35:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Siddur Tikkun Sabbath
Title (Hebrew)    סדור תקון שבת
Author    [Liturgy - First Ed.]
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    David Proophs
Publication Date    1828
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Partial first edition. Frontispiece, [4], 30, 132, 132-133, 45 ff., 182:114 mm., wide crisp margins, light age staining, on heavy paper. A very good copy bound in modern full leather boards.
   Year round prayer book following the rites of Ashkenaz, edited by R. Gabriel Pollak. In the introduction the editor informs us that the basis of this siddur was R. London's Tikkum Sholom (Amsterdam 1733) with many additions and changes. A new commentary for Tractate Sabbath is provided, instructions in Judeo-German (Hebrew letters).

R. Gabriel b. Isaac Pollak (1803–1869), Dutch scholar, Hebrew author, and bibliographer. Born in Amsterdam, Polak served as head of a school there. He provided Dutch Jewry with accurate liturgical texts translated into Dutch. Among these were a Pentateuch with haftarot and Rashi (1828; his le'azim translated into German), Sabbath prayers (1828), and piyyutim (Torat Emet-Tikkun Soferim, 1827, repr. 1937); Amarot Tehorot (biblical books with Dutch translation, 1862/63; also Job, with M. S. Polak, 1844); a mahzor (18572), with commentary in Hebrew and Judeo-German and another edition with Dutch translation (with M. L. van Ameringen, 18502); Areshet Sefatayim (196023), a siddur; a Passover Haggadah (19309); Ezrat ha-Sofer (1866), a tikkun; and Sefer Hayyim la-Nefesh (1867). He also edited orders of service for Purim (1857), circumcision (1878), and the seventh of Adar (death of Moses; 1851), Kinot (1868) and Selihot (1869). Polak published a small Hebrew-Dutch dictionary, Divrei Kodesh, with S. E. Heigmans, in 18572. Among his other works were: Hukkei Ha-Elohim (1841, 1883), on the 613 commandments; a translation with commentary of Josippon (1868, with van Ameringen); an edition of a manuscript he discovered of Judah ibn Balam's Sha'ar Ta'amei Sefarim Emet on the accents of Psalms, Proverbs, and Job (1858); and an enlarged edition of Abraham Bedersi's (Bedarshi's) dictionary of Hebrew synonyms (1865). Polak completed H. A. Wagenaar's biography of Jacob Emden (1868), and annotated Menahem Mann b. Solomon's She'erit Yisrael (with L. Goudsmit, 1855), with notes on the history of Dutch Jewry. He also wrote Hebrew poetry and translated Dutch works into Hebrew (Ha-Poret, 1836; Halikhot Kedem, 1847; Ben Gorni, 1851). In addition, he wrote a biography of the Dutch Hebrew poet D. Franco-Mendes and published letters and essays by S. Dubno, J. S. Reggio, S. L. Rapoport, and S. D. Luzzatto, maintaining contact with some of them. Among his bibliographical work is Me'ir Einayim (1864) a catalog of the M. L. Jacobson and M. B. Rubens collections in Amsterdam Hok Shelomo (1857) and catalogs of S. B. Rubens' collections in Amsterdam (1864).

Paragraph 2    עם הפיוטים והקרובות לכל שבתות השנה. נקבצו בו כל התפלות והענינים הנהוגים לכל שבתות ה'...

מנהג אשכנז המזרחי. לפני השער לוח-תמונה. בשוליו נדפס: "ביום השבת יערכנו לפני ה' תמיד. פרופס". בראש הספר "מבוא" מאת העורך ר' גבריאל פאלק, הכותב שהבסיס לסידור זה הוא סידור "תקון שלמה" שבעריכת ר' שלמה זלמן לונדון (אמשטרדם תצ"ג, ועוד). כאן נעשו שינויים ותיקונים רבים. בין השינויים: התפילות שהן על דרך הנסתר ניתנו בנוסחן המקורי, הדינים נכתבו מחדש, ביאור חדש למשניות מסכת שבת. עם הפיוט "בר יוחאי נמשחת אשריך" מאת ר' שמעון לביא (בקבלת שבת), תהלים ומעמדות לשבת, שתי "בקשות" לשבת, פרשיות ויוצרות. פרקי אבות ללא פירוש. חלק מההוראות בגרמנית, באותיות צו"ר.

   CD-EPI 0311549; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew - Judeo-German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica