Tze’enah Ure’enah

AUCTION 35 | Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 at 1:00
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Lot 158
Jacob ben Isaac of Janow

Tze’enah Ure’enah

Yiddish printed in Wayber-taytsch type. Woodcut illustrations within the text ff. 256. Some staining, some pages loose. Modern calf in fitted solander-box. Large 4to Vinograd, Sulzbach 656

Sulzbach: Z. Arnstein and Son 1836

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
The Tze’enah Ure’enah is the most renowned Yiddish work of homiletical prose, particularly beloved among Jewish women. A miscellany of tales, Midrashim and exegetical comment woven around a Yiddish rendering and paraphrasing of the Pentateuch, Haphtaroth and Megiloth. Written in a tender, flowing style, the numerous editions have resulted in the text of the Tze’enah Ure’enah becoming a laboratory in examining the development of the Yiddish language over time