Chicago: Spertus College of Judaica Press, 1972,
First Edition. quarto, red cloth in dust jacket. (xviii), (117)pp. Spertus College of Judaica Press, Item #14593
The sudden flight of Jews from Yemen to Israel in 1949-50, brought their mainly handwritten books into circulation. Written in Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic, these manuscripts include bibles and commentaries thereon, treatises on law and ritual, homiletical and philosophical texts, liturgy and secular poetry, and historical documents illuminating aspects of the social life of the Yemenite Jewry. Illustrated. Minor scuffing to jacket, else fine.