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Bidding Information
Lot #    6820
Auction End Date    3/2/2004 1:12:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Hebrew alphabet and basic prayers
Title (Hebrew)    -
Author    [Children's Literature]
City    [Poland?] - Gibraltar
Publication Date    c. 1860
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Broadsheet, 530:415 mm., usual browning, split on folds, neatly restored.
          
Detailed
Description
   Wall sized poster to instruct children in the basics of the Hebrew alphabet and basic prayers. The Hebrew alphabet is presented in large letters in two rows across the top of the page. Below the alphabet in three columns are, from right to left, the first paragraph of Shema, the letters with vowels, and the third paragraph of Shema. Below are several morning prayers: Modeh, al netilat yadim, and al mitzvoth tzizit. Next are prayers related to food recited after eating, namely borei nefashot, and maain shelosh with seven possible variations, depending upon what was eaten. Before each of these prayers are brief instructions in Yiddish. The entire text is within a decorative border. At the bottom is an owners stamp, from M. Sequerra of Gibraltar, and to the left a signature. The poster, to be used either in classroom or at home, is designed to both teach the child the Hebrew alphabet and to inculcate basic Jewish values.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Other:    Gibraltar
  
Subject
Childrens Literature:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew, Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica