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Tikkun Shovavim Schedule, 1864

סליחות לשובבים - Kabbalah - Liturgy - Manuscript

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  • Lot Number 54082
  • Title (English) Tikkun Shovavim Schedule
  • Title (Hebrew) סליחות לשובבים
  • Note Kabbalah - Liturgy - Manuscript
  • City Continental
  • Publication Date 1864
  • Estimated Price - Low 300
  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 2523569
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Physical Description

[1] p., 330:210 mm., ink on paper, Ashkenazic rabbinic script, light age toning, creased and starting on folds. dated.
Rare - There are no known printed schedules for this period.

Detail Description

Schedule of selichot to be recited on the morning of each day of eight weeks of Shovevim Tat, an acrostic composed of the initial letters of the names of the first eight weekly sidrot ("Torah portions") of the Book of Exodus which are read in the winter months between Hanukkah and Purim. Since diseases were prevalent, especially among infants, during the long and hard winter season, it was the custom to recite penitential prayers (selihot) on Thursdays of the weeks in which these portions were read in order to avert disastrous epidemics. These penitential prayers are recited in the morning service in the Ashkenazi ritual, or at the afternoon service only (Italian rite). In many European communities, it was customary to fast on these Thursdays; in others (North Africa) on the Mondays and the Thursdays of the Shovavim Tat period. Penitential prayers and fasting do not take place on Thursdays that coincide with a Rosh Hodesh. Kabbalists (R. Isaac Luria, R. Isaiah ha-Levi Horowitz), attributed mystical concepts to the observance of Shovavim Tat.


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