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Shabbat Shalom

Have you ever wondered where the phrase Shabbat Shalom comes from? Philologos has the answer here.

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    Menachem Mendel:

    Where does he get that Hemdat Yamim is not from Nathan of Gaza. My impression is a) it is still unknow who the author is and b) that it may well be Nathan of Gaza or one of his followers.
    Dan Rabinowitz | Homepage | 01.20.06 – 12:23 pm | #

    I am unfamiliar with Hemdat Yamim but I found an article by Moshe Fogel in Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought vol. xvii, HaHalom VeShivro, ed. Rachel Elior, in which Fogel claims that, as you said we do not know the author, but he seems to accept the opinion that he wasn’t Nathan of Gaza. Not only that, but he also feels that it wasn’t necessarily a Sabbatean work. Fogel feels that Sabbatean liturgy and customs were found in circles who weren’t necessarily believers in Shabbtai Zevi as the messiah. What he does feel confident in saying is that the author lived in the end of the 17th/beginning of 18th century and for some time was in Izmir and subsequently travelled around the Mediterranean basin.
    Menachem Mendel | Homepage | 01.24.06 – 5:44 pm | #

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