Tehinnah Zion, Vilna 1882 (48773)

תחנה ציון - Women - Liturgy

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Lot Number: 48773
Title (English): Tehinnah Zion
Title (Hebrew): תחנה ציון
Note: Women - Liturgy
City: Vilna
Publisher: יהודה ליב מ"ץ
Publication Date: 1882
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description

8pp., octavo, 180:120 mm., nice uncut margins, light age staining, not bound.
 

Detail Description

Prayers in Yiddish for women to recite when the Ark is opened.

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.

 

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