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Bidding Information
Lot #    18757
Auction End Date    8/21/2007 11:54:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Amulet for business success
Title (Hebrew)    סגילה אין גישעפט צו האלפען
Author    [Unrecorded - Kabbalah]
City    Sighet
Publisher    Mendel L. Weider
Publication Date    c. 1925
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 163:109 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
          
Detailed
Description
   Kabbalistic amulet to retained in one's place of business. The amulet contains mysterious Kabbalistic letters with powerful inscriptions intended to exert their beneficent influence.

Amulets are frequently mentioned in talmudic literature. The term used is kame'a or kami'a (pl. kemi'ot or kemi'in), a word whose origin is obscure. The written kame'a was a parchment inscribed with one or more quotations from a variety of sources, including the Scriptures (cf. Shab. 61b). Later amulets were inscribed with quotations relevant to their specific purpose. The text of the Priestly Blessing (Num. 6:24–26) was considered effective against the "evil eye." Permutations and combinations of the letters of the different names of G-d were frequently used; names of angels were also very common. Amulets subsequently merged with the Kabbalah and came to be known as "practical Kabbalah." Many mystical texts, such as the Sefer Yezirah and the Sefer Razi'el, contain instructions for the preparation of amulets and other charms, for a variety of purposes.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Rumania
  
Subject
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica