Ajs Review: Spring, No 1 by Robert Chazan

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296; Fine, Safed Spirituality, p. 44; Isaiah Horowitz, Shne Luhot ha-Berit ("Massekhet Sukkah"), pt. 2, fol. 76a. See also Moses ibn Makhir, Seder ha- Yom,fol. 46c ("some remain awake and do not sleep at all"). For other sources, as well as a discussion of the Hoshana Rabbah rite before the sixteenth century, see also Wilhelm, "Sidrei Tikkunim," pp. 138-143. COFFEE, COFFEEHOUSES, AND NOCTURNAL RITUALS 37 hardlymade an impactin Italy until the middleof the seventeenthcentury. When they did appear, moreover, they took a predictably different shape.

4. 39. AaronBerachiaof Modena,Ashmoretha-Boker(Mantua,1624),fol. SeeE. Horowitz,"R. Isaacb. GershonTrevesin Venice"(Hebrew),KiryatSefer59 (1984):254-256. On R. MenahemAzariah'srelationshipto Safedkabbalism,see IsaiahTishby,"TheConfrontationbetween Lurianicand CordoverianKabbalah in the Writingsand Life of R. Aaron Berachiaof Modena"(Hebrew),Zion 39 (1974):9-13, and RobertBonfil, "New Informationon Rabbi Menahem Azariah da Fano and His Age" (Hebrew) in Studies in the History of Jewish Society ..

See also above, n. 31. 50. Braudel, Structures of Everyday Life; Robert Hewitt, Coffee: Its History, Cultivation, and Uses (1872), p. v. "Caffb," vol. 8, pp. 262-263; Pilot, La bottega, pp. 6-7. COFFEE, COFFEEHOUSES, AND NOCTURNAL RITUALS 35 daybreak and .. sit on the floor reciting, in a sad and mournful voice, some verses and compositions . called Kinot," especially one beginning with the words Al heikhali. The members of the second, whom he calls "the less devoted" and belong to the Hevrah (sic) Shomrim la-Boker rise only shortly before dawn and go to the synagogue, where "they wait until the lamentations of those of the first class are completed, and then, in a rather livelier (or at least less mournful) voice, they recite several penitential prayers ...

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