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Lot #    24736
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 11:38:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Prayers to be Recited by the Wife of Ones Youth
Title (Hebrew)    '
Author    [Ms. - Women]
City    [Italy]
Publication Date    c. 1850
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [15] pp., 200:148 mm., ink on paper, age and damp staining, neat Italian block letters, 13 lines per page, bound in modern half cloth and marbled paper boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Manuscript containing, as stated on the title page, the order of prayers to be customarily recited by a Wife of [Ones] Youth (Isaiah 54:6) on the night of Rosh HaShanah prior to davening maariv. Within the volume are piyyutim (liturgical poetry) to be recited both nights of Rosh HaShanah. These prayers, based on Psalms, are followed by piyyutim to be stated prior to and after blowing the shofar, and in the latter prayers there are two small depictions of a face blowing shofar. Next is a pizmon to be recited on the night of Simhat Torah. The text is written in clear attractive square letters, some vocalized, and the Tetragrammaton is given in a manuscript form of two yodin followed by an inverted gimmel. This is a beautiful and moving piece.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
Liturgy:    Checked
Other:    Woman's Literature
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica