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Tikkun Shovavim, R. Moshe Zacuto, Mantua 1781

תקון שובבים - Kabbalah - Liturgy

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  • Lot Number 52915
  • Title (English) Tikkun Shovavim
  • Title (Hebrew) תקון שובבים
  • Note Kabbalah - Liturgy
  • Author R. Moshe Zacuto
  • City Mantua
  • Publisher Eliezer Solomon mi-Italia
  • Publication Date 1781
  • Estimated Price - Low 300
  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 2271923
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Physical Description

68 ff., octavo, 178:120 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A  very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed, no spine.

Detail Description

Tikkun 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.

Hebrew Description

פועלי הדפוס: מתתיה צבי יעקב בן יהודה שמואל חי הלוי, שלמה חיים בן יהודה אריאני ורפאל יוסף בן משה חיים חי.


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