MAHZOR LE-ROSH HA-SHANA: KE-MINHAG K.K. SEFARADIM SHEBE-KUSTANTINA U-MEDINOT MIZRAH U-MA? ARAV VE-'ITALIYA

Livorno: S. Bilforte, 1948. Hardcover. Item #40497

Original boards. 8vo. 440 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Spanish. Title translates to “Prayerbook for Rosh Hashana: According to the Sephardic Rite of Constantinople, the Mizrahi, Western, and Italian Rites. ” Livorno, or Leghorn, was a Jewish printing capital that published and sent many religious works to the East. “Prior to World War II, Livorno’s Jewish population numbered approximately 2, 235. It is estimated that 60 to 90 percent of Livorno was destroyed in World War II, since its port was subject to attack from both sides. Livorno’s famous synagogue was bombed by the Allies and partially destroyed during the war. During the Holocaust, at least 119 Jews were sent to Auschwitz and other death camps from Livorno; only 11 survived. Others were killed in the surrounding mountains, where the German army was very active. At the end of the war [when this was printed]…1, 000 Jews lived in Livorno” (JVL, 2018) . SUBJECTS: Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Liturgy -- Texts. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (NLI) . Binding repaired. Boards are worn, but contents are very good. Overall good condition. This edition rare. (RAB-65-32).

Price: $135.00

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