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Lot #    10389
Auction End Date    4/19/2005 4:03:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Emek ha-Melekh Responsa
Title (Hebrew)    שו'ת עמק המלך
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Menahem Azariah Meir Castelnuovo
City    Leghorn
Publisher    Israel Kushta & Partners
Publication Date    1868
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [4], 48 ff., 325:216 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy in modern cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Responsa by R. Menahem Azariah Meir Castelnuovo (Menahem Hayyim) b. Elijah (1760 or 1772–1847), rabbi and author. Castelnuovo, the son of a merchant, was born in Siena. Besides his rabbinical and general knowledge, he was familiar with the Kabbalah. After serving as a rabbi in Siena and Padua until about 1828, he went to Leghorn, where he was dayyan until 1840, first in the bet din of R. Raphael Ergas and later in that of R. Joseph Franco. His published works include: Misgeret ha-Shulhan, glosses and novellae to the Shulhan Arukh (1840); Emek ha-Melekh, a responsa collection edited by his grandson, Jedidiah (Leghorn 1868), and Petah ha-Teva. His two treatises Seder ha-Get and Seder ha-Halizah were never printed and Minhagei Kehillatenu ha-Kedoshah, on the customs practiced in Leghorn, and collections of his sermons and correspondence (the latter in Hebrew and Italian) have also remained in manuscript. Some of his letters were included in Kevuzat Kesef, Ghirondi's manuscript collection of correspondence.
          
Paragraph 2    להרב כמוהר"ר מנחם (חיים) עזריה מאיר קאסטלנובו זצ"ל...

דף [4-2]: הקדמה... [מאת] ישראל קושטא. כוללת תולדות המחבר וצוואתו.

          
Reference
Description
   EJ; CD-EPI 0161664
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
Responsa:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica