Takanoth Meshalosh Kehiloth.

AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 103

Takanoth Meshalosh Kehiloth.

In Hebrew and Judeo-German. The R. Haim Liberman copy. pp. (4). Stained, repair on last leaf not affecting text. Modern boards. 4to. Unrecorded by Vinograd; H. Liberman, Ohel Rachel Vol. III p. 671.

(Hamburg): 1715

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
Rules regulating social behavior enacted for the three communities of Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbeck. These 49 codes of appropriate moral conduct were a force attempting to insist on modest decorum in both religious and domestic life. It specifies: Dress codes for women (minimizing the wearing of jewelry in public); behavior expected at social functions (wedding gate-crashers will be fined); synagogue comportment (no snuff tobacco permitted at prayers); shopping practices (the purchase of fish on Sabbath-eve to be in shifts to prevent over-crowding at the market); etc. <<A highly scarce printed document reflecting the social mores of early 18th-century German Jewry.>> See M. Grunwald, Hochzeits und Kleiderordnung der Hamburger Juden von 1715 und 1731, in: Mittheilungen des Vereins fur Hamburger Geschichte, band VIII, heft 1, no. 3/4. <<Accompanied by>> A one page document certifying purchase of a seat in the new synagogue of Altona, built in 1682.