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Lot #    12905
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 10:07:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sha'arei Dimah
Title (Hebrew)    שערי דמעה
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Moses Albelda
City    Venice
Publisher    Asher Forence at Juan DiGara
Publication Date    1586
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [6], 125 ff., 200:154 mm., wide margins, usual light age and damp staining, few small wormholes expertly repaired. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   R. Moses b. Jacob Albelda (1500–before 1583), rabbi and philosopher. It is likely that Moses Albelda was born in Spain, and that he was the grandson of a Moses Albelda who settled in Salonika. He lived a life of hardship and wandering. He states that he acted as both dayyan and rosh yeshivah. He was rabbi of Arta (Greece) in 1534, and later of Valona (Albania). His sons, Judah and Abraham, went to considerable trouble to publish their father's works. These are characterized by a distinctive style and are eminently readable. His commentary and biblical expositions are mainly philosophical. His sermonic works are: Reshit Da'at (Venice, 1583), discourses on philosophical themes and rabbinical dicta; Sha'arei Dimah (ibid., 1586), on such varied themes as Providence, the vicissitudes of the times, the death of the righteous, and the destruction of the Temple. His biblical works includes Olat Tamid (ibid 1601), Darash Moshe (ibid., 1603) homiletics. These works mention a number of others that he wrote, including commentaries on Joshua, Esther, and Samuel, and on Maimonides' Guide and Sefer ha-Mitzvot.
Paragraph 2    אשר אזן ותקן... ר' משה אלבילדה זלה"ה. דרוש על ההשגחה, משיב דברים נכוחי' על תהפוכות הזמנים, למי אוי למי אבוי ... וכן שואל ומשיב כענין על מיתתם של צדיקים וחרבן בית המקדש על אי זה אופן הן כפרה ורפואה לנפש נכאה... יעזרני להדפיס עוד... ספר עו"לת תמי"ד, באור על התורה...

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   Haberman, DiGara 109; Vin Venice 735; CD-EPI 0300915; EJ
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Listing Classification
16th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica