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Lot #    13040
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 11:14:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Mei haHesed, Part II
Title (Hebrew)    מי החסד ח'ב
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Hayyim Palache
City    Izmir (Smyrna)
Publisher    Hayyim Abraham
Publication Date    1885
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [1], 180 ff., 300:201 mm., wide margins, usual light age and damp staining, stamp. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Novellae and homilies by R. Hayyim Palache (also called by the acronym Habif; 1788–1869), rabbi and hakham bashi. Born in Izmir (Smyrna), Palache, a member of the distinguished Palache family, was the grandson on his mother's side of R. Joseph Raphael Hazzan (author of Hikrei Lev) and was a disciple of R. Joseph Gatenio (author of Beit Yizhak). He became av bet din in 1837. In 1847 he was appointed as rav sheni ("second rabbi") with the title dayyan, authorized to render judgement alone, and later was awarded the rabbinical title marbiz Torah. His position as marbiz Torah is attested by R. Hayyim Palache himself: "I, the marbiz Torah of this place, the town of Izmir... and its environs" (Male Hayyim: Ha-Takkanot, 42, 74), i.e., the neighboring towns of Izmir as well, such as Tiriya, Manissa, Bergama. In 1855 he was appointed as rav kolel ("chief of the rabbis"; Hayyim ba-Yad (1873), nos. 63, 74, 75). In 1865, at the age of 77, he was appointed hakham bashi of Izmir. Palache was a prolific writer. Many of his manuscripts were burned and a great number were not published, but 26 works were printed.
Paragraph 2    ... על המכילתא ועל הילקוט (שמעוני) ... ציונים וקצת פירושים (ביאורים ודרשות)... ממני... חיים פאלאג'י... חלק (א)-ב.

חלק ב: על ילקוט שמעוני.(ומחזיקנא טיבותא למאן דעסיק באורייתא בקודא להגיה... ר' חיים אלבעלי). בא סי' א'ש'י'ר'ה' ל'ך' ב'נ'ב'ל' עשור אזמרה לך לפ"ג [תרמ"ה]. [1], קף דף. ר2. בשולי שני השערים 72; מספר סידורי לפרסומי המחבר.

   Hasida, Palache 72; EJ; CD-EPI 0156384
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica