Auction 67 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Sep 18, 2019 (Your local time)
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Parchment Manuscript - Prayers Recited at the Bimah - Europe, 19th Century

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Parchment manuscript, prayer book for the synagogue. [Central Europe, 19th century].
Calligraphic square script, vocalized.
Book for the cantor and gabbai, including prayers customarily recited at the bimah (platform in the synagogue where the Torah is read): Yehi Ratzon prayers recited following the Torah reading on Mondays and Thursdays; Birkat HaGomel; Kabbalat Shabbat; Mi Sheberach - prayer for the person called up to the Torah reading, for a mother who just gave birth and for an ill person (including service for changing a sick person's name); blessings for the Haftara; Yekum Purkan and blessing for the monarch; blessing of the new month; Hazkarat Neshamot (memorial service); Haftara for a public fast (not included in the Aftarta book which served for the Shabbat readings year round, see: Minhagim DeKehillat Vermaisa, I, p. 18 - note 4 there); blessings for the Megillah reading on Purim; order of Eruvei Chatzerot; shofar blowing service; Hoshanot; verses of Ata Hareita and of the Hakafot for Simchat Torah; Yetziv Pitgam piyyut for the second day of Shavuot.
The prayers follow the eastern Ashkenazi rite (Polish rite). On the endpaper, dedication from 1897: "Gift from HeChaver R. Tzvi son of R. Avraham Graupe…". The manuscript appears to have been written earlier, presumably ca. early 19th century.
[9] leaves (18 written pages). Approx. 30 cm. Good condition. Stains and light wear. Binding torn and detached.

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