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Lot #    13631
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 11:39:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Mareh ha-Gadol, Part I
Title (Hebrew)    מראה הגדול, ח'א
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Rafael ben Judah Ashkenazi
City    Salonica
Publisher    Bezalel ha-Levi Ashkenazi
Publication Date    1829
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [1], 166 ff., 280:185 mm., wide margins, usual light age and damp staining, few minor scattered wormholes, old hands. A very good copy bound in later boards.
   Discourses by R. Rafael ben Judah Ashkenazi. Mareh ha-Gadol was published posthumously by his son, R. Nissim Abraham ben Raphael (c.1790–1860), who, like his father, was rabbi in Izmir. The title page is dated, “He who gives strength הוא נתן עז (589 = 1829)” (Psalms 68:36). This is one, the second part was printed separately two years later. The verso of the title page has an introduction by the author’s son, the first ten paragraphs all beginning with Mareh. The text, set in two columns in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words, begins with eight derashot on Shabbat Teshuvah, followed by thirteen derashot on Shabbat Halbashah. Other subjects of R. Ashkenazi’s discourses are Shabbat Zekor, Shabbat ha-Gadol, Shabbat Kallah, and Sefer Torah, each the subject of several discourses. The volume concludes with indexes.

R. Rafael ben Judah Ashkenazi served as rabbi in Izmir, where he died in 1830. In addition to Mareh ha-Gadol he was the author of Mareh Enayim (Salonica, 1816), an index to the Talmud and to Rashi and Tosafot, after the model of R. Benvenisti's Sefer Keneset ha-Gedolah; Doresh Tov, a continuation Mareh ha-Gadol (Salonica, 1831). Appended to it is appended Seride Yehudah by R. Judah Ashkenazi's work; and Mareh ha-Nogah , containing observations on the works of Maimonides (Salonica, 1840).

Paragraph 2    ... דרושים ... אשר אמר ... אבי ... ר' רפאל אשכנזי תנוח נפשו בעדן ... בריה דרב'ינא ... מרן זקני כמוהר"ר יאודה אשכנזי זצ"ל ... בן ... ר' יוסף אשכנזי ז"ל ... חלק א.

מעבר לשער של כל חלק הקדמה מאת בן המחבר (המביא לדפוס) ר' נסים אברהם אשכנזי. חלק א: דורש הלכות חג בחג הלכות עצרת בעצרת ... שנת ה'ו'"א' נ'ת'"ן' ע'"ז' [תקפ"ט]. [1], קסו דף

   Benjacob, Ozar ha-Sefarim, p. 370; NepiGhirondi, Toledot Gedole Yisrael, p. 314; Vin Salonika 701; CD-EPI 0121565
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
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