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Lot #    14505
Start Date    4/18/2006 12:00:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
End Date    6/13/2006 10:46:42 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Estimated Price    $200 - $500
Current Bid    $150.00 by Schwartz View bidding history
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Title Information
Title (English)    Shemira le-Yeled
Title (Hebrew)    שמירה לילד וליולדת
Author    [Kabbalah - Liturgy]
City    Tunis
Publisher    Uzan
Publication Date    c. 1940
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Broadside, 282:362 mm., light age staining, creased on folds. In red ink.
   Kabbalistic Shemira poster normally placed by the crib of newborns, or according to other customs above the bed of the woman and above the doorposts of the room. The Shemira poster is also known by other names, such as kindbet, tsetl, and Shmir-Tsetl. In all cases its purpose is to protect the baby from Lilith or other harmful spirits. The name comes from Psalm 121, which here appears below the header, Shemira le-yeled ve-yaldah. That Psalm begins, “A Song of Maalot. I will lift up my eyes to the mountains. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who watches you will not slumber. Behold, he who watches Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” The Shemira is erroneously attributed under the title to R. Israel Ba'al Shem Tov (Besht).
Paragraph 2    דיו אדומה. כולל: שיר למעלות אשא עיני; אליהו ז"ל היה הולך בדרך ופגע בלילית; אדם וחוה פנימה...; לחש לעין הרע מהרב חיד"א ז"ל, על-פי ירושלם [תרנ"ט], ובתוספת: יהי רצון מלפניך האו"א שתשמור את האשה היולדת הזאת ואת בנה...; זהר פרשת לך לך (קטע); ברכות אלמילה. בטעות יוחסה סגולה זו לבעל שם טוב
   CD-EPI 0153181
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    North Africa
Kabbalah:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica