Remedies to Stop Circumcision Blood, R. Naphtali Katz, Early 19th Century
סגילה לעצירת דם המילה - Liturgy - Kabbalah - Manuscript
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- Title (English) Remedies to Stop Circumcision Blood
- Title (Hebrew) סגילה לעצירת דם המילה
- Note Liturgy - Kabbalah - Manuscript
- Author R. Naphtali ben Isaac ha-Kohen Katz
- City Europe?
- Publication Date Early 19th Century
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) pp., 295:190 mm., ink on paper, neat Ashkenazic script, light age staining.
Among his works are Pi Yesharim (Frankfort, 1702), kabbalistic comments to the word bereshit ("in the beginning"); Birkat ha-Shem (2 pts., ibid., 1704–06), including Semikhat Hakhamim, consisting of hadranim and Kedushah u-Verakhah, novellae to the tractate Berakhot; and Sha'ar Naftali, poems and piyyutim (Bruenn, 1757). Several works are still in manuscript. Katz was one of the important halakhic authorities of his generation and one of the greatest kabbalists of Poland. His image persisted in the memory of the people, and many legends and wondrous tales about him circulated for many generations. He conducted his rabbinate high-handedly and as a result met much opposition from the leaders of the communities, which was apparently the cause of his frequent wanderings. Despite this he had a sensitive soul which found expression in his poems, piyyutim, and prayers which have been published in various places.