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Kimha de-Pisha Appeal
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[Community - Only Ed. - Unrecorded - Ladino]
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Only edition.  pp., 318:236 mm., usual age staining, creased on folds.
Appeal for Kimha de-Pisha or Me'ot Hittim (Heb. îÀòåÉú çÄèÌÄéí; "wheat money"), collection made before Passover to ensure a supply of flour for unleavened bread (mazzot) for the poor. Residence in a town for 12 months obliged one to contribute to or entitled one to receive communal funds known as Kimha de-Pisha ("flour for Passover"). In medieval Europe it was customary for the communal rabbi and seven notables to draw up a list of those eligible to donate and to receive the tax, at the beginning of the month of Nisan. The custom was codified by the Remah (Orah Hayyim 429:1). In modern times, the term has been broadened to include all the holiday needs of the poor at Passover (e.g., wine, fish, meat).
E. Ki-Tov, Sefer ha-Toda'ah, 1 pt. 2 (1960), 22f.; Eisenstein, Dinim, 342; EJ
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