Beith Tephilah [prayers for the Days of Awe]

AUCTION 3 | Tuesday, November 25th, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Printed Books Duplicates from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Lot 167

Beith Tephilah [prayers for the Days of Awe]

According to the rite of Aragon. The Mayer Sulzberger copy (Halberstamm Collection). Annotated by Halberstamm on front free-endpaper ff. 184. Minimally stained. Contemporary mottled calf with owner’s (Isaac Moses Athias S.T.) morocco label tolled in gilt on upper cover, rubbed. 4to Vinograd, Salonika 532; Mehlman 350

Salonika: n.p. 1804

Est: $300 - $500
Spain, the home of Hebrew poetry, produced so many composers of Piyutim that almost every Spanish city had its own ritual. After the Spanish Exile however, a uniform ritual was adopted by all (Spanish) Sephardim with the exception of the Catalonian and Aragonian congregations of Salonika, who preserved their unique liturgical rituals for centuries