(“HeChasid Ya’avetz.”) Yesod Ha’Emunah [“The Foundation of Faith”]

AUCTION 74 | Thursday, November 09th, 2017 at 1:00
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Lot 205

(“HeChasid Ya’avetz.”) Yesod Ha’Emunah [“The Foundation of Faith”]

Second edition. Title within architectural arch. ff. 15. Trimmed and light browned otherwise, a fine copy. Modern blind-tooled calf, rubbed. Housed in slip-case. Sm. 4to.


Est: $1,000 - $1,500
In Yesod Ha’Emunah the author condenses Maimonides’ Thirteen Articles of Faith into three: 1) Creation of the world; 2) Divine Providence; and 3) The Oneness of God (f.2r). Ya’avetz writes (f.8) that these three articles of faith are the subject of the three Sabbath prayers, as well as relate to the three Sabbath meals. The evening prayer speaks of the Creation; the morning prayer touches upon the Giving of the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai - a prime example of Divine providence; while the afternoon prayer declares Atah Echad (“You are One.”).