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  (XI) Obj. ID: 35761 Menorat ha-Meor by Yitzhak Aboab,, Frankfurt am Main, 1743. // Unknown edit  
Category: Jewish printed books


2 Name/Title Menorat ha-Meor by Yitzhak Aboab | Unknown
3a Object Ethical literature (musar)
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1743
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Germany | Hessen | Frankfurt am Main
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Tel Aviv | Gross Family Collection
| B.421
9b Documentation/
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10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
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13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
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17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
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19 Remarks
20 Description

This text was prepared by William Gross:

This printed book is an ethical treatise, one of the most popular such writings in Jewish history. Isaac Aboab (fl. end of the 14th century) was a Jewish Talmudic scholar. He was also known by the pen name Menorat ha-Maor or Menoras HaMaor, a work which he authored. He lived in Spain during the 14th century. As shown by Zunz ("Ritus," pp. 204–210), he is not to be confused with Isaac Aboab, rabbi of Castile, the supercommentator of Naḥmanides, who died in 1493.
He was a man of affairs, who, towards the end of his life, devoted much time to literary work and to preaching, as he found that great Talmudic scholars and important seats of learning were rare. In his time, the Jews for whom he wrote still understood and spoke Arabic. He belonged to a period of intellectual decline when men took naturally to eclecticism. He combined extensive rabbinical knowledge with philosophical erudition, and was fond of mystic interpretation of the Mosaic laws and ceremonies. He quoted Aristotle and Plato, though only from secondary sources, and endeavored to illustrate passages from the Talmud and the midrashic literature, with which he was especially familiar, by utterances taken from the philosophical, the ethical, and the mystic literature of his time. His chief aim was the popularization of knowledge and the elevation of the masses.
Aboab wrote three books:
The first, on Jewish rites, under the title of Aron ha-'Edut ("The Ark of the Testimony"), was divided, after the manner of the Decalogue, into ten sections, each again subdivided into chapters and paragraphs. The various ritual laws were therein traced to their Talmudic sources, and the decisions of the Geonim and later interpretations added. His second book, on the prayers and benedictions, was called Shulḥan ha-Panim ("Table of the Showbread"), and was divided into twelve sections, symbolizing the twelve loaves of the showbread in the Tabernacle; both works unfortunately are lost. His third book has survived, and has won considerable fame for the author, though in his humility he assures his readers that he composed it chiefly for his own use as a public speaker. But besides this it has contributed probably more than any other medieval book to the popularization of rabbinical lore and to the religious edification and elevation of the masses. It belongs to that class of ethical works which sprang up in the 13th century in a time of reaction against the one-sided manner in which Talmudic studies had been previously pursued.
"These Talmudists," he says in the preface, "consider it their duty to propose difficult questions and answer them in a witty and subtle manner, but leave unnoticed the precious pearls that lie upon the bed of the Talmudic ocean, the haggadic passages (similar to Midrash) so rich in beauty and sweetness." He conceived, therefore, the plan of grouping together the rich material stored up in the vast treasure-house of the Haggadah - (see Aggadah) from the religious and ethical point of view, and of presenting it in a book which he called Menorat ha-Maor ("The Candlestick of Light"; compare Numbers 4:9 also translated as "The Menorah Lamp") [1]), intending by it to illumine the minds and the hearts of his coreligionists. With reference to the seven-armed candlestick (Menorah) in the Tabernacle (as described in Exodus 25:31 [2]; and Numbers 8:2 [3]), he divided the book into seven sections, each of which bears the title of Ner or "Lamp" subdivided into separate parts and chapters. It can hardly be said that the division of the matter treated is very logical and systematic, nor indeed does the work lay any claim to originality; but in presenting the beautiful moral and religious truths of Judaism in homely form, Aboab supplied to the average reader a great need of the time. Its skillful arrangement of the various Biblical and rabbinical topics and its warm tone of deep earnestness and sincerity could not fail to appeal to the popular heart. And as in the course of time the sermon, then still in use among the Spanish Jews, ceased to be a part of the divine service because the preacher had to give way to the Hazzan, or precentor, the Menorat ha-Maor became a substitute for the living voice of the preacher. It was translated into Spanish and read to attentive assemblies of the people, particularly to those not versed in the Law. It thus became the household book of the medieval Jews. It was published with a Spanish translation (Leghorn, 1657), with a Hebrew commentary and a Judæo-German translation by Moses Frankfurter (Amsterdam, 1701), with a modern German translation by Jacob Raphael Fürstenthal and Benzion Behrend (Krotoschin, 1844–46). It was translated also into modern Yiddish, in Wilna, 1880. The book should not be confused with a work of the same name by Israel Alnaqua.

Brought to Press by: Moshe ben Yonah Gomburg


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27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

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(XXII) ID: 337350 Menorat ha-Meor by Yitzhak Aboab, , Frankfurt am Main, 1743 edit
Category: Jewish printed books
ID: 337350 Menorat ha-Meor by Yitzhak Aboab, , Frankfurt am Main, 1743 edit  
Category: Jewish printed books

General Document


2 Name/Title Menorat ha-Meor by Yitzhak Aboab | Unknown
3a Object Ethical literature (musar)
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1743
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Germany | Hessen | Frankfurt am Main
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Tel Aviv | Gross Family Collection
| B.421
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Menorah
Headpiece
Small square ornament with a branch and leaves
Tailpiece |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. Gross_B.421_0002A
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
Paper, Ink, Letterpress, Signature
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
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26 Measurements
26a Height 18 cm
26b Length
26c Width 11 cm
26d Depth 5.7 cm
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

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28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
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33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
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40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
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49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 337351 Menorat ha-Meor by Yitzhak Aboab, , Frankfurt am Main, 1743 edit
Category: Jewish printed books
ID: 337351 Menorat ha-Meor by Yitzhak Aboab, , Frankfurt am Main, 1743 edit  
Category: Jewish printed books

General Document


2 Name/Title Menorat ha-Meor by Yitzhak Aboab | Unknown
3a Object Ethical literature (musar)
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1743
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Germany | Hessen | Frankfurt am Main
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Tel Aviv | Gross Family Collection
| B.421
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Diagram |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. Gross_B.421_0003.jpg
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
Paper, Ink, Letterpress, Signature
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
26a Height 18 cm
26b Length
26c Width 11 cm
26d Depth 5.7 cm
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
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29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
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33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

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Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 337352 Menorat ha-Meor by Yitzhak Aboab, , Frankfurt am Main, 1743 edit
Category: Jewish printed books
ID: 337352 Menorat ha-Meor by Yitzhak Aboab, , Frankfurt am Main, 1743 edit  
Category: Jewish printed books

General Document


2 Name/Title Menorat ha-Meor by Yitzhak Aboab | Unknown
3a Object Ethical literature (musar)
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1743
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Germany | Hessen | Frankfurt am Main
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Tel Aviv | Gross Family Collection
| B.421
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Headpiece
Small square ornament with a branch and leaves
Small round flower ornament |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. Gross_B.421_0004.jpg
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
Paper, Ink, Letterpress, Signature
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
26a Height 18 cm
26b Length
26c Width 11 cm
26d Depth 5.7 cm
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

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Registrar
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49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 337353 Menorat ha-Meor by Yitzhak Aboab, , Frankfurt am Main, 1743 edit
Category: Jewish printed books
ID: 337353 Menorat ha-Meor by Yitzhak Aboab, , Frankfurt am Main, 1743 edit  
Category: Jewish printed books

General Document


2 Name/Title Menorat ha-Meor by Yitzhak Aboab | Unknown
3a Object Ethical literature (musar)
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1743
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Germany | Hessen | Frankfurt am Main
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Tel Aviv | Gross Family Collection
| B.421
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Initial word panel, decorative (no animals or human figures within the panel)
Mask |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. Gross_B.421_0005.jpg
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
Paper, Ink, Letterpress, Signature
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
26a Height 18 cm
26b Length
26c Width 11 cm
26d Depth 5.7 cm
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
337353
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a