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Judaica Siddur Machzor High Holidays Pocketbook Hebrew

Vintage 1970s Jewish Siddur Machzor of Rosh Hashanah And Yom Kippur High Holidays, Unused Hebrew High Holidays Prayer Book with Ornate Metal Cover, Judaism Religious LIterature Nusach Sfard Siddur, Holy Land Judaica Hardcover Torah Book, Biblical Gift, Jewish Bible Sephardic Jews Customs, Made In Israel Sinai Publishing, Book Lover Gift, Housewarming Gift

Dimensions 5" X 3.7" X 1.6" inches / Weight 490 grams / All measurements are approximate

This is a vintage 1970s Israeli made Machzor Rosh Hashanah siddur with artistic decoration metal cover. This Hebrew edition prayer book was published probably imitating the style in use in the 1950s giving it a touch of timeless wisdom. The front brass cover depicts the tables of testimony and symbols of the 12 tribes; and the back shows the Menorah of the Temple and once again the 12 tribes of Israel, small and delicate, include deer, trees, a snake, a lion, a chalice, a palm tree, a boat.
In excellent vintage condition, looks unused!

A siddur (Hebrew: סדור‎ plural siddurim סדורים) is a Jewish prayer book, containing a set order of daily prayers. The word siddur comes from the Hebrew root Hebrew: ס.ד.ר‎ meaning "order". Readings from the Torah (five books of Moses) and the Nevi'im ("Prophets") form part of the prayer services. To this framework various Jewish sages added, from time to time, various prayers, and, for festivals especially, numerous hymns. The earliest existing codification of the prayerbook was drawn up by Rav Amram Gaon of Sura, Babylon, about 850 CE. Half a century later Rav Saadia Gaon, also of Sura, composed a siddur, in which the rubrical matter is in Arabic. These were the basis of Simcha ben Samuel's Machzor Vitry (11th century France), which was based on the ideas of his teacher, Rashi. Another formulation of the prayers was that appended by Maimonides to the laws of prayer in his Mishneh Torah: this forms the basis of the Yemenite liturgy, and has had some influence on other rites. From this point forward all Jewish prayerbooks had the same basic order and contents. Two authoritative versions of the Ashkenazi siddur were those of Shabbetai Sofer in the 16th century and Seligman Baer in the 19th century; siddurim have also been published reflecting the views of Jacob Emden and the Vilna Gaon.


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