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Lot #    9106
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 3:06:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Seder Hattarat Nedarim (absolution from vows)
Title (Hebrew)    התרת נדרים
Author    [Liturgy - Kabbalah]
City    Bombay
Publisher    Igochin
Publication Date    1885
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   7 ff., 173:105 mm., light age staining. A good copy bound in paper wrappers.
   Hattarat Nedarim (absolution from vows) according to the custom of Baghdad as instucted by the Hida. The liturgy is to be said erev Rosh Ha-Shanah and erev Yom ha-Kippur before a quorum of ten or in the alternative three scholars. The text varies from the current text of Hattarat Nedarim and includes considerable material (tefillot) calling on the name of G-d not in standard siddurim.

The enormous importance of the vow and its serious consequences are reflected in the fact that a whole tractate of the Talmud, consisting of 11 chapters in the Mishnah and 91 folios in the Gemara, is devoted to it, excluding the Nazirite vow, to which a separate tractate is devoted. The biblical laws of vowing are to be found in Numbers 30: 1–16. No explicit provision is made there for absolution from vows (hattarat nedarim), the Bible permitting only the voiding of a vow (hafarat nedarim) in the case of an unmarried woman by her father, and a married woman by her husband, providing he did so "in the day that he heareth." Nevertheless, the rabbis evolved an elaborate machinery for the absolution of vows, although they frankly admitted that "the rules about the absolution of vows hover in the air and have nothing to support them" (Hag. 1: 8).

Paragraph 2    כמנהג עו"בי בגדאד... נדפסה בצווי ח' נסים אלישע אליהו זכריה הי"ו חזן ק"ק כנסת אליהו... על ידי שמעון יצחק יולכאר יצ"ו.
   CD-EPI 0172262; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    India
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica