Siddur Kol Israel Hebrew Prayer Book Small
Vintage 1980s Siddur Kol Israel prayer book printed by Sinai Publishing, Old Jewish Siddur in Hebrew with ornate embossed Metal Cover, Biblical Gift, Sephardic Jews Customs, Ornate Israeli Art Binding, Ornate Metal Brass Cover, Bar Mitzvah Gift, Book Lover Gift, Antique Collectors Book, Housewarming Gift, Decorative Book
Dimensions 5" X 3.55" X 1.1" inches / Weight 310 grams / All measurements are approximate
This is a vintage 1980s Israeli made 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. Condition: Metal has some old patina and signs of wear, the first and last pages show light wear (please see photos). In a good overall condition with normal wear and age, see photos.
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.