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Lot #    9158
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 3:58:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Liturgical Poetry for the High Holidays
Title (Hebrew)    פיוטים לימים נוראים
Author    [Ms.]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    19th cent.
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [71] ff., 225:161 mm., wide margins, light age staining, scattered wormholes affecting letters, ink on paper, Yemenite block letters, 23 lines per page, bound in modern cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   High holiday penitential liturgies and hymns, many unknown outside Yemen, textual and grammatical changes.

For hundreds of years the Yemenite Jewish communities followed their traditional ways of secular and religious life, not being influenced by external trends and currents. Some customs in the Yemenite prayer rites go back to the prayer book of R. Saadiah Ga'on. From the 16th century on the Kabbalah and especially later its Lurianic school and system found its way to Yemen and influenced Jewish literary production in the areas of commentaries to the Bible, prayers, and liturgic poetry. All of this rich history is reflected in this work.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Yemen
  
Subject
Liturgy:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Other:    Prayerbook
  
Kind of Judaica