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[Part of a prayer-book, Blessing of the moon] : manuscript.

Standardized Title:
Blessing of the moon.
Other Title:
Ḳidush levanah
Birkat levanah
Publication:
[Orient, 14th century-16th century?]
Format/Description:
Book
1 fol. : losses from center; verso is blank.
Paper 16.4 X 10.6 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: columns: 1 lines: 13 (recto).
Subjects:
Blessing of the moon.
Moon -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Judaism -- Liturgy Texts.
Prayer -- Judaism -- Early works to 1800.
Cabala.
Language:
Hebrew. Hebrew Sephardic square. cursive.
Notes:
Possibly the last folio from a prayer book, as the verso is empty, although the copy appears to have been interrupted in mid-sentence, which would indicate that this is a discarded draft.
The recto contains the end of the text (five lines, in large square characters) of the Blessing of the New Moon, under the heading ברכת הלבנה. The fragment contains the end of this sequence, starting אלמלא לא זכו to אמר אביי הילכך מעומד (Talmud, Sanhedrin 42a).
This is followed by eight lines in a Sephardic cursive hand with directions of actions prescribed during this blessing, and their Kabbalistic significance.
Forms part of: Cairo Genizah Collection.
Penn Provenance:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
Amram.
Cited in:
Halper, no. 196
IMHM, no. F38399
Contributor:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contains:
Talmud. Sanhedrin 42a.
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
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