Precationes Hebraicae… [Birkath HaMazon]

AUCTION 74 | Thursday, November 09th, 2017 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

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Lot 158

Precationes Hebraicae… [Birkath HaMazon]

With excerpts from Sepher Amanah written by a Messianic Jew to prove the truth of his faith. Text in Hebrew and Latin. ff. (16). Lightly foxed, two small wormholes on final leaf. Modern morocco. 4to.


Est: $1,000 - $1,500
Grace After Meals for Messianic Jews. What commences as a traditional Aschkenazic Grace After Meals (ff. 2-6), is followed by a Christological version of the same (ff. 7-10). In the appended tract (“Quid obstet iudaeis quo minus credant”), the Author contends that what prevents Jews from accepting Christianity is the thorough social ostracism that is the fate of the apostate Jew. According to a note written by Mehlman in the NLI copy of this work: "but one other copy is known to exist."