This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... they explained nit6-i nnocn, Dmepi (aud ihou slialt fasten lliera, aud place them for a sign, etc.) to mean that they should always be borne in mind, in the sense of "Set me as a seal upon thine heart." (Caut. 8: 6.) The birth of this sect afforded a motive to the Gaonim to revive a great number of obsolete rules anil laws, among which were those concerning the tephillim, in regard to which they made new laws besides. (oO) 50) In our Phyl. Rit. we have called attention to a question asketl by k. Jehudai Gaon, whether a business man who is in the habit of studying every day a few chapters of the Mishna should wear the tephillim during the time of prayer and reading the Shemn, or whether only prominent men should wear them and-ordinary men not, in order not to appear haughty among the rest of the people? From the answer of R. Hillai GU011 it appears that the public wearing of tephillim was allowed only to the chief Rabbis, and for them a certain height, that of three fingers was prescribed. Other Rabbis and their disciples were allowed oniy to wear them the height uf one and one-half fingers and under the head-arvering, that they might not be seen publicly and appear independent in the presence of their chiefs, wearing the same as the latter. In the 'Answers of the Gaonim," published in Lycke, it is to be found that disciples were only allowed to wear tephillim the height of one finger. (In Beth Josef, Oruch Chaim 27, the foregoing is ascribed to R. Hai Gaon, but in different words.) K. Shirira Gaon was once asked the following question: "Whydo not the most people obey (' t6to) them (the tephillim)?" And also he was asked, if scholars are allowed to wear tephillim what was his own habit and that of his school in regard to this. In answer to...
|Book:||History of Amulets, Charms and Talismans; A Historical Investigation Into Their Nature and Origin|
|Author:||Michael Levi Rodkinson|
|Number of Pages:||00020|
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