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Lot #    32656
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 1:45:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Prayer for candle lighting
Title (Hebrew)    תפלה פאר ליכט בענטשען
Author    [Women - Liturgy]
City    Jerusalem - Safed
Publisher    Kollel Mukacevo (Munkacs)
Publication Date    1920's
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2] pp., small folio, 300:240 mm., light age staining, few small holes. Not in CD-EPI
   Colorful tehinnah for candle lighting in Yiddish issued by the Kollel Mukacevo (Munkacs) Society of Rebbe Meir Baal haNes. Tehinnah is a piyyut form which originated in the tahanun prayer for the fasts of Monday and Thursday. The term was also transferred to piyyutim for the selihot days, and indeed both the construction and subject of the tehinnah are similar to selihot. The tehinnah is usually said quietly, its subject being the relationship between G-d and the people of Israel. It is sometimes constructed in rhymed verses, sometimes in rhymed rhetoric, or even unrhymed, in the style of a bakkashah. In addition to Hebrew tehinnot, there were Yiddish-German ones for women published in small brochures from the beginning of the 18th century in Bohemia (Prague), Switzerland (Basle), Germany (Sulzbach, Fuerth, Roedelheim), and many towns of Russia and Poland. Occasionally tehinnot were added as appendixes to editions of the prayer book.
   Not in CD-EPI
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Other:    Women
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica