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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
   [1] p., 163:109 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
   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
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Rumania
Kabbalah:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica