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Bidding Information
Lot #    32321
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 10:57:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Keruza Keri Be-khil
Title (Hebrew)    כרוזא קרא בחיל
Author    [Polemic - Community - Unrecorded]
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Rebbe Meir Ba'al ha-Nes
Publication Date    1908
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [1] p., 2°, 500:400 mm., light age staining, creased on folds. Not listed in references.
          
Detailed
Description
   Send the money with ... only! Beginning with the 18th century a Rebbe Meir Ba'al ha-Nes box was found in almost every Jewish home, and housewives dropped small change into it just before kindling the Sabbath lights. Due to the miraculous deeds connected with the tomb of Rebbe Meir, it was customary to contribute money, candles, or oil for lighting as a specific protection against all kinds of ailments and dangers; it was also done in the hope of finding something lost, of having children, or of driving away evil thoughts. It is clear, however, that the box also symbolized the longing for Erez Israel where the money was distributed through several competitive Kollels.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica
  
Posters:    Checked