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Lot #    21533
Auction End Date    10/7/2008 10:15:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Kimha de-Pisha Appeal
Title (Hebrew)    -
Author    [Community - Only Ed. - Unrecorded - Ladino]
City    Budapest
Publisher    Samuel Markus
Publication Date    1887
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [2] pp., 318:236 mm., usual age staining, creased on folds.
          
Detailed
Description
   Appeal for Kimha de-Pisha or Me'ot Hittim (Heb. ; "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).
          
Reference
Description
   E. Ki-Tov, Sefer ha-Toda'ah, 1 pt. 2 (1960), 22f.; Eisenstein, Dinim, 342; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Judeo-German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica