Auction 67 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Sep 18, 2019 (Your local time)
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LOT 25:

Manuscript - Prayers for Lag BaOmer Night - In Commemoration of the Miracle in Ferrara, 1799

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Manuscript, prayers for Lag BaOmer night, in commemoration of the miraculous salvation of the Ferrara community, in 1799. [Ferrara, Italy, ca. early 19th century].
Italian square script, mostly vocalized. Includes prayers composed for the service of study and prayer instituted by the Ferrara community, in commemoration of the community's miraculous salvation on Lag BaOmer night, 1799, during the Napoleonic wars. This date was established by the city rabbis, headed by R. Yehuda Chai dalla Vida, as a day of prayer and fasting. This order of prayers was printed in 1804 in Livorno, under the title Gal Einai.
The manuscript begins with a prayer describing how this night was dedicated for Torah study, thanksgiving and praising of G-d for their miraculous salvation and survival. The prayer is followed by instructions for various other prayers, and an additional prayer chronicling the events of that day, recounting how wicked men sought to annihilate them, ransack their homes and loot all their possessions, and how G-d heeded their distress and rescued them from their plight.
The manuscript concludes with prayers "for a pregnant woman".
Owner's signature on the first leaf: "Yosef ibn Adi".
[10] leaves (approx. 11 written pages). 14.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Worming. Original cardboard cover, with minor damage.

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