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Judaica book trade correspondence & broadsides, 1740-1955

Announcements, 18th Century

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Box 1 Folder 29 Announcement of the Printing of a New Machzor, Amsterdam, 1740

Advertisement by the Hertz Levi Rofeh printing house announcing the publication of a new machzor with Sephardic [עדות המזרח ] text, to be called Tefillat Yesharim. The machzor was published in 1740, so it can be deduced that this ad was published just prior. According to the announcement, the machzor was initiated and edited by Rabbi Yehudah Piza and the proofreader was Rabbi David ben Rephael of Yaldula. The machzor was published with Rabbi Moshe Zacut's glosses and intentions. The advertisement also describes four special virtues of this machzor. [1] leaf. 21x32 cm


Box 1 Folder 30 Announcement of the Printing of a New Machzor, Hertz HaLevi Rofeh and Son-in-Law Cashman Press, Amsterdam, 1750

Advertisement announcing a new machzor, published by printers Hertz HaLevi Rofeh, his son-in-law Cashman and their partner, Moshe Schreiber. The machzor was published in Amsterdam in 1750, so it can be deduced that this ad was published just prior. The announcement tells of the publication of the machzor using Ashkenazic text and customs, with a Yiddish translation, and " kavanat hapaytan." The machzor was published " with the knowledge of our master, the great gaon, the Av Beit Din and leader of our community." [1] leaf, 21x26 cm.