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Bidding Information
Lot #    9164
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 4:04:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Haphtorot
Title (Hebrew)    הפטרות של כל השנה
Author    [Ms. - Bible - Liturgy]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    19th cent.
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [119] ff., 254:175 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, Bible text in neat square block letters surrounded by the Tafsir in neat Yeminite block letters, bound in contemporary full leather, tooled in blind, rubbed and split.
   Hebrew text with Targum, cantillation and pronunciation symbols. Bible text in lower cantillation, Tafsir in upper symbols.

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
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Yemen
Bible:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Prayerbook
Kind of Judaica