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Blessings on the Simonim for Rosh HaShanah
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Folded sheet 190:305 mm., light age staining.
Fold out sheet listing the foods tasted for symbolic reasons on Rosh Ha-Shanah and the accompanying statements made with each item. Most of the text is in Hebrew but part is in Judeo-Arabic, all in square Hebrew letters. The introductory paragraph begins “So you shall bless the people of Israel” (Numbers 6:23) and that á"ï ãå"ã ÷"õ îù"éç (the time of the Messiah ben David) equals úù"ã (1944). An introductory paragraph and verses are followed by a list of the foods and the blessings and, in some instances instructions. Among the symbolic foods described are dates, Dates, called "Tamri" in Aramaic which is related to the Hebrew word for consume. We ask here that those who want to destroy us be consumed; Leeks: This vegetable, called "Karti" in Aramaic, is related to the Hebrew word "to cut." We recite, "May our misdeeds, our spiritual enemies, be cut down;” Beets: Beets are called "Salka" in Aramaic, and in Hebrew, that word is related to removal. We recite, "May our enemies be removed." Notice we don't say destroy - we just want them to go away, elsewhere, bye-bye; Pomegranates: One takes a piece of this fruit (watch out - pomegranate juice stains in the worst way!) and says, "May it be Your will that our merits be numerous as (the seeds of) the pomegranate;” Head of at the tail." Aside from this, some people specifically eat from a sheep's head saying that blessing, but precede it by eating fish (not necessarily the head) and say the blessing, "May it be Your will that our merits be fruitful and multiply as do the fish;" and others. Perhaps printed in Baghdad as the Ben Ish Hai is quoted.
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