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Lot #    13470
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 10:18:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Halikhot Olam
Title (Hebrew)    הליכות עולם
Author    R. Jeshua b. Joseph ha-Levi
City    Sabbioneta
Publisher    Vincenso Conti
Publication Date    1567
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   38 ff., 192:143 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining, old hands. A very good copy bound in modern half cloth and marbled paper boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Introduction to and the methodology of the Talmud by R. Jeshua b. Joseph ha-Levi (15th century), talmudist. Following the persecutions of Jews in Algiers in 1467, he fled from his native town Tlemcen and went to Castile, settling in Toledo, where he was supported by Don Vidal b. Lavi. At the latter's insistent request he wrote his talmudic methodology, Halikhot Olam (printed c. 1490). The work is divided into five sections dealing with the composition of the Mishnah and the Gemara, the methodology of the Gemara, and the manner in which the halakhah is determined. As the basis of his work, R. Jeshua made use of Sefer Keritot by R. Samson b. Isaac of Chinon. The work appeared in several editions and served as the basis for R. Joseph Caro's Kelalei ha-Gemara, which contains notes and supplements to the Halikhot Olam and for R. Solomon Algazi's Yavin Shemu'ah. Both commentaries were published together with Halikhot Olam (Venice edition, 1639). R. David b. Raphael Meldola's pamphlets Limmud ha-Talmidim and Hanhagat ha-Talmidim (appended to the Amsterdam edition, 1754) are also based on R. Jeshua's work. R. Jeshua also compiled shitot on the Talmud. It has been shown that he was the author of a shitah on Bava Kamma which is frequently mentioned in the Shitah Mekubbezet, although R. Bezalel Ashkenazi was not aware of the identity of its author.
          
Paragraph 2    ... ספר מבוא הגמרא לרבי שמואל הנגיד...

על-פי ויניציאה ש"ה, אלא שבכל מקום שנזכר "תלמוד" נדפס כאן: "גמרא".

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0139376; EJ; Isaac Conforte, Kore ha-Dorot, p. 27b
        
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Listing Classification
Period
16th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Talmud
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica