Auction 91 Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Arts Featuring an Extensive Collection of Rabbinic Autograph Letters.
Nov 12, 2020 (your local time)
 The Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, Suite 1108 141 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205
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LOT 9:

“Hazkorath Neshamoth…” Anthology of Hebrew prayers for the Sabbath, mostly for the ...

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“Hazkorath Neshamoth…” Anthology of Hebrew prayers for the Sabbath, mostly for the Hazan.

Hebrew manuscript written in square and cursive calligraphic Ashkenazic hands on vellum and paper. Illuminated title-page, featuring Moses and Aaron, records the name: Leib Kat’z of Fürth. Following leaf decorated in colors featuring floral vase. With later stamp of Rabbi Dr. L. Breslauer (Fürth-New York, 1894-1983).
ff. 14 (ms. on vellum), ff. 11 (ms. on paper), ff. 32 (printed). Worn from extensive use, title page torn, stained in places. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, rubbed. 4to.
(Fürth): 1762

The volume includes: * A truncated Friday Evening service. * Recitations following the Torah Reading and prior to Mussaph including several public readings (“Mi Shebeirach.”). * Yizkor service to be recited on the Sabbaths before Shavu’oth and Tisha B’Av, which includes a list of outstanding Ashkenazi rabbis, communal activists, and martyrs of prior centuries. With a separate list of communities in Poland and named martyrs. * Special Yizkor entries for Leib Katz’s father and wife, Sarah Rachel Pessel bath R. Yissachar Kohen. * Prayer for the Monarch: Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia (1744-1797) and his wife Frederica Louisa (1751-1805) are written in the original text. Pasted on top of these names are two panels added at later dates. One is for Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756-1825) and his wife Frederica Carolina (1776-1841), and another paste-on for Ludwig I of Bavaria and his wife Therese (1792-1854). * Twenty pages of Yizkor entries written and bound in over many decades. In addition to a list of names, these entries often include descriptions with the unique virtues of individuals. * At the very end of this manuscript volume are bound the Haftaroth for the entire year taken from a printed text. Based on its well-thumbed condition, this treasured volume was clearly utilized for a very lengthy period of time. Most likely in the Bavarian community of Fürth.

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