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Lot #    9160
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 4:00:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Sha'arei Kedusha
Title (Hebrew)    שערי קדושה
Author    [Ms.] R. Yahia b. Joseph Salah
City    Yemen
Publication Date    1930
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [79] ff., 184:125 mm., usual light age staining, few wormholes, ink on paper, neat Yemenite block letters surrounded by commentary in neat Rashi letters, signed and dated, not bound.
          
Detailed
Description
   Kosher laws pretaining to slaugter and examination of animals following Yemenite customs. The directory was written to provide exact information for shohtim in the villages and to stimulate Torah study by R. Salah (1715-1805), chief rabbi of Sana, Yemen, with commentary, Lehem Todah, by R. Yahya Badihi. The scribe was a prominent rabbinical scholar who emigrated to Israel in 1949 and passed on in 1956 in Pardes Hanah.

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
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Yemen
  
Subject
Customs:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica