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Hevrat Taanit ha-Dibbur
חברת תענית הדבור בכל ערב ר'ח בפאס
[Liturgy - Only Ed. - Unrecorded]
Misod Sharbit & Amram Hazvan
This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Only edition. Title wrapper, 12 ff., 8°, 155:119 mm., nice margins. A very good copy bound in the original wrappers.
Liturgy to be recited on Rosh Hodesh Eve of Shovevim by the society that refrains from speech on such days. Shovevim Tat, 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.
The text printed in this edition is in addition to the standrad Tikkun Shovavim Tat.
ספר תקון הכללי לימי השובבים...
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