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Lot 206

Two Booklets of Regulations from the Jewish Community of Mantua – Seder HaHaarachah and Regulations of the Baalei Brit Avraham Society – Mantua, 1675-1744

Two booklets of regulations from the Jewish community of Mantua:
• Seder HaHaarachah. Mantua, [1675].
"Seder HaHaarachah" is the name given to tax regulations which were printed from time to time, from the late 16th century until the late 18th century in the Mantua community. The authors of the regulations, who were appointed by the community institutions, established the various criteria for tax assessment and for the community constitution. These booklets serve as a valuable, historical source on Jewish community life in the 17th and 18th centuries.
[6] leaves. 22 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Marginal tears. Inscriptions. Without binding.
• Regulations of the Baalei Brit Avraham Society. Mantua, [1744].
The purpose of the Brit society, which operated in many communities, was to sponsor the costs of the Brit Milah for poor families. In return, the members of the society were each in turn honored to serve as sandek at Britot funded by the society. In Mantua, the society was established in 1716. The regulations of the society were first published in 1744 (the present booklet). Every few years, a new booklet was published with the updated regulations and the names of the new society members.
7, [1] leaves. 20.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including many dampstains. Thick paper wrappers, damaged and detached.

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