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[First Ed.- Kabbalah] R. Elisha Gallico
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First edition. 64 ff., 207:148 mm., wide margins, old stamps light age and damp staining, corners and margins extended. A good copy bound in modern half leather and marbled paper over boards.
Kabbalistic commentary to the Scroll of Song of Songs by R. Elisha b. Gabriel Gallico (c. 1583), talmudic scholar and kabbalist in Safed. R. Gallico was a pupil of R. Joseph Caro and a member of his bet din. After the death of R. Joseph Caro he was a member of R. Moses Trani's bet din. R. Elisha was the teacher of R. Samuel Uceda and other prominent scholars. His signature appears - with the other scholars of Safed - on several responsa in R. Caro's Avkat Rokhel and other period responsa. The collection of R. Elisha's responsa has been lost; however several of them are quoted both in the work Keneset ha-Gedolah and in the responsa, Ba'ei Hayyei by R. Hayyim Benvenisti. R. Elisha wrote homiletic and kabbalistic commentaries on all the five scrolls. Toward the end of his life he headed a yeshiva in Safed.
הכינו וגם חקרו... כמהר"ר אלישע גאליקו זצ"ל בצפת... והמחזיק המדפיס למען יוציאנו לאור... כמה"ר גדליה קורדואירו... שנת לאמור ל'א'ס'ו'ר'י'ם' צאו
CD-EPI 0182244; L. Zunz, in: Kerem Hemed, 5 (1841), 141; Michael, Or, no. 474; D. Tamar, in: Sefunot, 7 (1963), 173; idem, in: KS, 33 (1958), 378; EJ
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