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Tehinnah, Sarah Horowitz, Vilna 1864

תחנה מודה אני - Women - Liturgy - Unrecorded

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  • Lot Number 51532
  • Title (English) Tehinnah
  • Title (Hebrew) תחנה מודה אני
  • Note Women - Liturgy - Not listed in bibliographies; no copy in major collections
  • Author Sarah b. Jokel Segal Horowitz
  • City Vilna
  • Publisher Romm
  • Publication Date 1864
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 1966309
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Physical Description

4 ff., sexdecimo., 140:105 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy not bound.

Not listed in bibliographies; no copy in major collections.


Detail Description

Prayers in Yiddish for women, authored by Rebbetzin Sarah Horowitz, wife of R. Shabbati, rabbi of Krasne.

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

תחנה מודה אני / דיא תחנה האט מתקן גווען ... מרת שרה בת הרב ... יצחק סג"ל הורוויץ אב"ד דק"ק גלוגא רבתא, אשת ... מהור"ר שבתי אב"ד דק"ק קראסני.