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Brit Yitzhak—Amsterdam 1768.

TikkunLeilShmini before a brit milah, and the TikkunHaMohel. Amsterdam 1768. The cover has a wood engraved image of a circumcision. Page 12 has a “seder for milah for an older person” and for “anuseiYisrael coming from Spain and Portugal…” (thus the book before us testifies to the practice of circumcising anusim, people who have hidden or repressed their Judaism, even in the 18th century). The three last pages have a list of mohels in Portuguese working in Amsterdam and in other Portuguese communities, with dates of their activity from the years 1721-1765. [2], 17, [1] page. 14.5cm. A number of pages are disconnected. Stains, generally good condition.
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