Parnassah Tovah, Livorno 1800 (48769)

שערי פרנסה טובה - Liturgy - Only Edition

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Lot Number: 48769
Title (English): Parnassah Tovah
Title (Hebrew): שערי פרנסה טובה
Note: Only Edition - Liturgy
City: Livorno
Publication Date: 1800
Estimated Price: $500.00 USD - $1,000.00 USD
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Physical Description

Only edition, 11 ff., octavo, 148:102 mm., nice margins, light age and use staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary marbled paper wrappers.

 

Detail Description

Prayers and supplications for a good family income and livelihood. The foundational need of every person is a steady income to feed, clothe, and house the family. Over the ages various prayers and Bible readings have been designated as vehicles to achieve Divine deliverance of parnassah. This rare booklet combines the ten most successful (!) liturgies for convenience in a small pocket sized booklet.

The general category of Tehinnah (Tehinnot) are a form of piyyutin which originated in the tahanun prayer for the fasts of Monday and Thursday. The term was also transferred to piyyutim for the selihot days, and indeed both the construction and subject of the tehinnah are similar to selihot. The tehinnah is usually said quietly, its subject being the relationship between G-d and the people of Israel. It is sometimes constructed in rhymed verses, sometimes in rhymed rhetoric, or even unrhymed, in the style of a bakkashah. In addition to Hebrew tehinnot, there were Yiddish-German ones for women published in small brochures from the beginning of the 18th century in Bohemia (Prague), Switzerland (Basle), Germany (Sulzbach, Fuerth, Roedelheim), and many towns of Russia and Poland. Occasionally tehinnot were added as appendixes to editions of the prayer book.

 

Hebrew Description

... כלול מתפלות ובקשות חדשו’ עם ישנות ... בצאת השנה יתן הודאה לשעבר ויצעוק לעתיד בעשר לשונות של תפלה לאל ... בורא מיני מזונות.

דף ב-ו: "עט רזון, [תפילה] על הארץ ועל המזון... אשר פעל ועשה חד מנן... מפא"ר שמו".

דף ו,ב-ח,א: תפלה על הפרנסה.

דף ח-יא: תפלה על המזונות.

 

Reference

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000327716