Sepher Seder Nashim [“A Book for Women”]

AUCTION 33 | Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Including Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, & Autograph Letters

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Lot 207

Sepher Seder Nashim [“A Book for Women”]

Manuscript in Hebrew with nikud (vowel points); Italian instructions. Border surrounding text. Title has inset of matron kindling Sabbath lamp and surround of alternating bird and floral motif, painted in brilliant hues ff. (8). Black ink on paper. Stained. Stiff wrappers. 8vo

Italy: 19th-century

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
Benedictions for Kindling Sabbath and Festival Lights; Prayers for Ritual Immersion, Conception, Pregnancy and Birth According to the rabbis, the three essential commandments a woman must fulfill are: Family purity (nidah), separating the priest’s portion from the dough (chalah), and kindling the Sabbath lights (hadlakath ha-ner)