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Lot #    21390
Auction End Date    8/12/2008 12:24:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Mahzor
Title (Hebrew)    מחזור ספרדים מימים נוראים
Author    [Liturgy - Binding]
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Uri ha-Levi
Publication Date    1679
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   256 ff., 158:102 mm., nice margins, usual light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary full leather over wood boards, rubbed, tooled in blind. Rare - no copy in JUNL and most major collections.
          
Detailed
Description
   Liturgies for the High Holidays following the Sephardic Rite with the omission of liturgies not regularly recited printed by Uri (Phoebus) b. Aaron ha-Levi (also called Uri Witzenhausen or Witmund; 1625–1715). Uri's father was ḥazzan of the Neveh Shalom congregation, Amsterdam, and his grandfather Moses Uri ha-Levi, rabbi of Emden and one of the founders of the Portuguese Jewish community in Amsterdam. Uri established his first press in Amsterdam in 1658 and was active there until 1689. He published numerous rabbinical and religious works, some of them in Yiddish, including the first Yiddish translation of the Bible by Jekuthiel Blitz (1679); the Josippon (1661); and the Bava Bukh (1661) by Elijah Bahur Levita . Uri also published the first Yiddish newspaper, which appeared every Tuesday and Friday (Dienstagishe un Freytagishe Kurant 1680–87). The greater part of the works he printed were for distribution among the Jews of Poland. In 1692 he moved to Zholkva where he was reportedly invited by the Polish king John Sobieski to print Hebrew books, which previously were imported from abroad. At the sessions of the Council of the Four Lands in Jaroslaw in 1697 and 1699, Uri obtained rabbinical backing against business competitors in Lublin and Cracow. His press was continued by his children and their descendants for some time after his death. His descendants include the author and poet Meir ha-Levi Letteris whose father Gershon was still printing in Zolkiev in 1828, including those works written by his son.
          
Paragraph 2    וסדר סליחות ללילי אשמורות, וסדר תפלות לראש השנה וליום הכפורים ולצום גדליה. מסודרים באופן שאין צריך לחזור לאחוריו ולחפש... אלא הכל מסודר בכל תפלה ותפלה בפני עצמה. והשמטנו הדברים שלא נהגו לאמרם...

דף ב-ד: בקשות, מזמורים. דף ד,ב-יט,א: סליחות. דף יט-פא,א: לראש השנה. דף פא,ב-פה,א: עשרת ימי תשובה. דף פה,ב-קה,א: סדר צום גדליה. דף קה-קט,א: שבת תשובה. דף קט-רנב: ליום כפור.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0311476 (No copy in JUNL); M. Letteris, Zikkaron ba-Sefer (1848), 12–13; idem, in: Bikkurim, 1 (1844), 52f.; Steinschneider, Cat Bod, 3061–63; M. Erik, Di Geshikhte fun der Yidisher Literatur (1928), 232–9; D. Friedberg, Toledot ha-Defus ha-Ivri be-Polanyah (1950), 62–64; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
17th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Holland:    Checked
  
Subject
Liturgy:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Bindings:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica