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110 . Chukat Olam. Siddur and Machzor Recommended by the Ben Ish Chai. Jerusalem 1893-1895. Six Volumes. Complete Set

Prayers for the weekdays, Shabbat, fasts, three pilgrimage holidays, Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, based on "Nusach HaAri," by publisher Shlomo Moussaieff. Jerusalem, Zukerman press. [1893-1895]. Six volumes.

Specifications: Section one: Weekday siddur. [3], 14, 236, [1] leaf. Two title pages, the first in color.
Section two: Siddur for Shabbat. [2], 122; 152 leaves. Two title pages, the first in color.
Section three: Seder for the five fasts. [1], 240 leaves.
Section four: Siddur for the festivals. [1], 30; 9, 17-301 leaves.
Section five: Siddur for Rosh HaShanah. [1], 102, 9, 17-136 leaves.
Section six: Siddur  for Yom Kippur. 81, 252 leaves. 16 cm.

Siddur and machzorim for the entire year in the Sephardic nusach, with kabbalistic laws and customs. Published by Rabbi Shlomo Moussaieff, who moved from Bukharah and helped found the Bukharim neighborhood in Jerusalem and built the Moussaieff Synagogue. Includes his introduction and some biographical information.
With enthusiastic approbations from Jerusalem rabbis, Rabbi Yaakov Shaul Elishar, Rabbi Shmuel Salant, and Rabbi Eliyahu Manne of Hebron. Siddurs and machzors proofread by Nissim ben Ezra Eini are particularly significant, because he was both an expert in grammar and tradition and a noted kabbalist and sage.

Unique Features: Important set of prayer books that were a significant landmark in the development of siddurim in the sephardic nusach. It is related that the Ben Ish Chai recommended using them for prayer. Many Sephardic prayerbooks are based on this one. Complete sets, with all the color title pages, are very hard to find.

Condition: Fine, other than aging and usage stains. Section 1 has slight tears to solitary leaves, with slight blemish to the text. Three beautiful leather bindings and three simple half-leather ones.

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