Hilchoth Shechitah [as per the teachings of Maimonides]

AUCTION 66 | Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

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Lot 69

Hilchoth Shechitah [as per the teachings of Maimonides]

Manuscript in Hebrew, written in cursive Yeminite hand on paper. <<*>> Accompanied by description of manuscript contents prepared by Dr. Shlomo Zucker, Jerusalem. ff. 1-17 autograph, ff. 18-25 likely in another hand. Heavily worn and stained, marginal loss. Modern calf in matching slip-case. Sm. 4to.

Yemen: 17th century

Est: $10,000 - $15,000
<<AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT>> concerning ritual slaughter as well as the laws of forbidden food, written in a manner of question and answer. R. Shalom Shabazi (1619-c.1720) is undoubtedly Yemenite Jewry’s greatest rabbinic figure. His leadership was instrumental in helping the Jews of Yemen survive severe persecution, while his literary prowess was such that he is regarded as one of the most prized of Jewish poets. His grave in Ta’izz, in the Yemeni Highlands, above the famous port of Mocha on the Red Sea, is revered by Jews and Muslims alike.