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Lot #    32311
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 10:52:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hevrat Taanit ha-Dibbur
Title (Hebrew)    חברת תענית הדבור בכל ערב ר'ח בפאס
Author    [Liturgy - Only Ed. - Unrecorded]
City    Fez
Publisher    Misod Sharbit & Amram Hazvan
Publication Date    1959
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   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.

Paragraph 2    ספר תקון הכללי לימי השובבים...
   EJ; Not in CD-EPI
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Morocco
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica