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Lot #    24750
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 11:45:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Seder Hattarat Nedarim ve-Hattarat Kallalot ve-Mod
Title (Hebrew)    סדר התרת נדרים והתרת קללות ומודעות שונות
Author    [Liturgy - Kabbalah]
City    Livorno
Publisher    Eliezer Menahem Ottelenghi
Publication Date    1838
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   12 ff. octavo 199:135 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary wrappers.
   The order to be followed in the ceremony of absolution from vows (hattarat nedarim), imprecations, and at the time of shovavim. The order in this edition is according to the custim followed by the pious in Jerusalem established by R. Jacob Moses Ayyish. The title page informs that hattarat Nedarim are to be said three times a year, erev Rosh Ha-Shanah, erev Yom ha-Kippur, and the last day of Shovavom.

Shovoavim is an acrostic composed of the initial letters of the names of the first eight weekly sidrot ("Torah portions") of the Book of Exodus which are read in the winter months between Hanukkah and Purim. Since diseases were prevalent, especially among infants, during the long and hard winter season, it was the custom to recite penitential prayers (selihot) on Thursdays of the weeks in which these portions were read in order to avert disastrous epidemics. These penitential prayers are recited in the morning service in the Ashkenazi ritual, or at the afternoon service only (Italian rite). In many European communities, it was customary to fast on these Thursdays; in others (North Africa) on the Mondays and the Thursdays of the Shovavim Tat period. Penitential prayers and fasting do not take place on Thursdays that coincide with a Rosh Hodesh. Kabbalists (R. Isaac Luria, R. Isaiah ha-Levi Horowitz), attributed mystical concepts to the observance of Shovavim Tat.

Paragraph 2    כפי מנהג חסידי עה"ק ירושלים... שהוציא לאור... בשנת התקנ"א [!] הרב... יעקב משה עייאש זלה"ה [בספר דרך חיים, ליוורנו תק"ן] ואחריו הנהיגו בני הק"ק פירארא... והן עתה העיר ה' את רוח בני חברת חדשים לבקרים של עיר פירארא... להדפיסו שנית... ותהי המשרה על שכם... כמ"ר משה יעקב כהן פיראני... וכמ"ר משה אליהו פיסא... להוציא מכח אל הפועל... שנת כ'י' ב'מ'צ'ו'ת'י'ך' האמנתי
   EJ; CD-EPI 0306348
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica