Tehinnah Parnassah, Vilna 1860 (48774)

תחנה חדשה על הפרנסה - Women - Liturgy

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Listing Details

Lot Number: 48774
Title (English): Tehinnah Parnassah [Mother's supplication for family income]
Title (Hebrew): תחנה חדשה על הפרנסה
Note: Women - Liturgy
City: Vilna
Publisher: Romm
Publication Date: 1860
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description

[8] pp., octavo., 184:114 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A good copy as issued.


Detail Description

Prayers in Yiddish for women for family income. The text, set in a single column with punctuation, excepting headings and introductory lines, is comprised of both prayers and brief halakhic notes.

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