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    Spanish manual of ritual slaughter compiled by Isaac Lopez de Almeida.



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    Spanish manual of ritual slaughter, compiled by Isaac Lopez de Almeida, Amsterdam, 1671. Amsterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg, 1667-1670. Also contains two autograph letters of Isaac Aboab da Fonseca (1667 and 1670) and some documents concerning the exclusion of Haron Querido from the position of bodek of the congregation of Amsterdam (1689-1693).

     

    Contents:

    f. [1r]: Spanish and Hebrew Bible quotations (Deut. 12) in drawn and coloured decorative frame.

    f. [2r-3r] (measuring 21,4 x 13,4 cm): Two autograph letters of Rabbi Isaac Aboab, certifying Isaac Lopez de Almeida as a qualified ritual slaughterer, dated Amsterdam, 1 Tamuz 5427 (1667) and 4 Nisan 5430 (1670).

    f. [4r]: Drawn and coloured coat-of-arms.

    f. [5r-21v]: Several descriptions of ritual slaughtering with illustrations.

    f. [22r-23r]: Spanish-Hebrew glossary for ritual slaughtering. The first page is illustrated with a drawn and coloured coat-of-arms.

    f. [24r-48v]: Dinim of ritual slaughtering.

    f. [49r]: Illustration: a dagger.

    f. [50r]: Title in a drawn and coloured decorative frame.

    f. [51r-65v]: Text with several illustrations.

    f. [66-73r]: Documents from Anvers, which were used by the Bet Din of Amsterdam to exclude Haron Querido from his position as bodek.

    f. [67r-70r]: Declaration of the author on the above-mentioned question, Antwerp, 1693. Copies of this declaration were sent by the Elders of the Sephardic congregation in Antwerp to those of Amsterdam, The Hague and Hamburg.

    f. [72r-73r]: Copy of a letter from Rabbi Isaac Aboab, Haham of Amsterdam, to Eliah Velocinos d’Andrada, Elder of the Sephardic congregation of Antwerp, dated 4 Adar II 5453 (1693), concerning the above-mentioned question.

    f. [74r-76v]: Explanation of some precepts for ritual slaughtering by Abraham Cohen Pimentel, dated Hamburg, 3 Sebat 5449 (1689), also related with the case of Haron Querido.

    According to both letters by Isaac Aboab da Fonseca in the beginning of the manuscript, Isaac Lopez da Fonseca was a disciple of Jacob Querido, bodek of the Sephardic congregation of Amsterdam.


    Spanish, and some Hebrew / Paper / 15,1 x 9,6 cm. / [76] ff. / Current Iberian and some square unvocalised writing / Text illustrated with several coloured drawings / At the beginning two documents signed by R. Isaac Aboab da Fonseca, certifying the author as a qualified ritual slaughterer.


    Fuks 72. Kaplan 50. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.


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