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Lot 520: Booklet of Prayers for the Festival of Shavuot
August 28, 2013
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Handwritten booklet, prayers for the Shabbat preceding the festival of Shavuot. Writer: Marchiv ben Yehoshua Hamarchivi, [end of 18th century (?); 19th century].
Prayers in Samaritan writing, from the book of prayers for the Shabbat preceding the festival of Shavuot (according to the Samaritan custom, Shavuot always falls on Sunday).
On Page 13 is another handwritten inscription, testifying that the machzor has been transferred from the ownership of "Abad HaRachaman ben Abad the Danafi rich man" to the ownership of Abraham ben Marchiv Hamarchivi, 1246 from Hijra . On Page 14 are two piyutim for the Shabbat after Shavuot, copied by the High Priest Ya'akov ben Aharon, which were added in 1287 from Hajira (1870). In Page 15 are two short piyutim said on the day of the receiving of the Torah on Mount Sinai; at the bottom of the page a comment was added that the page had been copied by the High Priest Amram ben Shlomo in 1255 from Hijra .
 handwritten pp, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Stains to inner leaf margins. Tears and creases to margins.