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Lot #    13010
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 10:59:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shesh Shearim
Title (Hebrew)    שש שערים
Author    [First Ed. - Morocco] R. Solomon Sasportas
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Moses Frankfurt
Publication Date    1724
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [1], 27 ff., 8 vo., 195:120 mm., usual age staining, margins frayed. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Poem describing the 613 Precepts. The second edition with Spanish translation was printed in 1727. The Author, R. Solomon b. Isaac Sasportas, was Rabbi at Nice from 1690 and died there on Oct. 2, 1724. He was the son of R. Isaac Sasportas and grandson of R. Jacob Sasportas, the famed Rabbi of Amsterdam. Like his father, R. Solomon engaged in kabbalistic studies.

Bought to press by R. Solomon b. Misod Adahan, translator and author, who lived in the first half of the eighteenth century. He went from Tafilelt, Morocco, to Amsterdam so as to obtain the necessary means for the ransom of his family and of his synagogue from the hands of the Moors. In the introduction (title verso) he decries the horrible living conditions in his hometown, the endless assaults of the gentiles, hunger and other ills that afflict Tafilelt's Jewish population.

Paragraph 2    ... סליחות תפילות וודוים ובקשות ושירים ואזהרות על תרי"ג מצות וז' דרבנן, אשר חבר... ר' שלמה (בר יצחק) ששפורטש זצ"ל, אשר היה מורה צדק בק"ק ניצא די פרובניסא[!]... ועוד אזהרות בחרוזים שבכל תיבה ותיבה היא מצוה בפני עצמה... והובא לדפוס ע"י [העורך]... שלמה בן... ר' מסעוד אדהאן זצ"ל מתושבי תאפיללת...

ההדפסה נשלמה ביום ד לחנוכה תע"ה (1724). דף כג,ב-כז: קינה ודברי הספד על ר' יעקב שאשפורטאש אב"ד אמשטרדם, מאת בנו ר' יצחק.

   CD-EPI 0303261; JE; Nepi-Ghirondi, Toledot Gedole Yisrael, p. 318
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Other:    Morocco
Halacha:    Checked
Other:    Poetry
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica