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Amulets & remedies, Boaz Haddad, Djerba 1938

כתאב אלטב - Only Edition - Kabbalah

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  • Lot Number 51270
  • Title (English) Amulets & remedies
  • Title (Hebrew) כתאב אלטב
  • Note Only Edition - Kabbalah
  • Author Boaz Haddad
  • City Djerba
  • Publisher Haddad
  • Publication Date 1938
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 1904769
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Physical Description

Only edition, octavo, [4], 105, [1] pp., 205:125 mm., light age staining, ink markings. A good copy not bound.


Detail Description

A book of medical and kabbalistic remedies for all that may ail the human body in Arabic in Hebrew letters.

Amulets are frequently mentioned in talmudic literature. The term used is kame'a or kami'a (pl. kemi'ot or kemi'in), a word whose origin is obscure. The written kame'a was a parchment inscribed with one or more quotations from a variety of sources, including the Scriptures (cf. Shab. 61b). Later amulets were inscribed with quotations relevant to their specific purpose. The text of the Priestly Blessing (Num. 6:24–26) was considered effective against the "evil eye." Permutations and combinations of the letters of the different names of G-d were frequently used; names of angels were also very common. Amulets subsequently merged with the Kabbalah and came to be known as "practical Kabbalah." Many mystical texts, such as the Sefer Yezirah and the Sefer Razi'el, contain instructions for the preparation of amulets and other charms, for a variety of purposes.


Hebrew Description

... ג’מיע מפ’’אצל אלבנאדם ... כ’’דמתהם ללגוף ומנפ’’עייאתהם, וגנאם אלמרץ’’ אלדי יחדת פ’’י כל מפ’’צל ודואיתהם, וטבאיע ג’מלת ג’נאס אלמואכל ואלשרב ואלעשובאת ומנפעייאתהם ... וגורלות ולחשים נאפעין בשרוטאתהם ... מן ג’אמעהו ... בועז חדאד ...

"ספר הרפואה ... כל חלקי גוף האדם ... פעולתם לגוף ותועלויותיהם וכל החלאים הבאים על כל חלק ותרופותיהם, וטבע כל סוגי המאכל והמשקה והירקות ותועלתם ... וגורלות ולחשים המתאימים לענינם ... מן מאספם ... בועז חדאד".

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