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Lot #    10521
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 11:24:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Geza Yishai
Title (Hebrew)    גזע ישי
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Judah Samuel Ashkenazi
City    Leghorn
Publisher    Jacob & Brothers, sons of the Author
Publication Date    1842
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 156, 163 [i.e. 161]-202 ff., 273:199 mm., wide margins, usual age and damp staining, few scattered wormholws. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
   A compendium of laws in alphabetical order (part 1, letters Alef-Yod, all published).

R. Judah Samuel Ashkenazi (1780?–1849), Palestinian scholar. Ashkenazi went on a mission on behalf of the Tiberias community in 1820, probably to North Africa; visited Gibraltar and Italy; and paid a second visit to North Africa in 1833. Ashkenazi went to Leghorn c. 1842 in order to arrange for the publication of his works, but died there. His also wrote: Yissa Berakhah (Leghorn, 1822), an exposition and halakhic clarification of section 22 of part 2 of the Toledot Adam ve-Havvah of Jeroham b. Meshullam dealing with the laws of marriage. The continuation was not published; R. Ashkenazi was especially interested in the Sephardi prayer book. He assembled all the relevant rules and published: Beit Oved (1843), on prayers for week days; Beit Menuhah (1843), for the Sabbath; Beit Mo'ed, part 1 (Beit ha-Sho'evah (Leghorn, 1849)) for Sukkot and Simhat Torah. He died while the book was in process of publication, and as a result of his death the manuscript of the remaining three sections on the other festivals was lost.

Paragraph 2    ספר ראשון זו משנה ראשונה מכללי דינים ... מערכה מול מערכה מאל"ף ועד תי"ו ... זה ספר הראשון מאל"ף ועד היו"ד מאי דנפיק אבראי ... ותפילתי בפי תמיד אנה ה' השיבה אותי על אדמתי ... ע"ק טבריא תבוב"א מקום תותבאי ... יהודה שמואל אשכנזי ס"ט ... שנת פקדת הארץ ותשוקקיה ר'ב'ת' תעשרנה

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   CD-EPI 0112255; EJ; Yaari, Sheluhei, 644.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica