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Lot #    13670
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 11:58:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Joseph Ometz - Responsa
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [First Ed.] R. H. J. D. Azulai (Hida)
City    Leghorn
Publisher    Eliezer Sa'adon
Publication Date    1798
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 74 ff., 300:204 mm., usual staining, initial 2 f. from shorter copy, old Moroccan hands on title verso and f. 1. A good copy bound in modern cloth over boards.
   Responsa by R. Hayyim Yoseph David Azulai (known by his Hebrew acronym HIDA, 17241806), halakhist, kabbalist, emissary, and bibliographer. The Chidah was born in Jerusalem; he was descended on his father's side from a prominent family of rabbis and kabbalists from Spain while his mother was a daughter of Joseph Bialer who had gone to Erez Israel with R. Judah Hasid in 1770. He studied under some of the outstanding Jewish scholars of his age including R. Jonah Navon, R. Isaac ha-Kohen Rapoport, and R. Hayyim ibn Attar. R. Azulai attained early eminence in Jewish studies and was regarded by the Jewry of the Ottoman Empire and of Italy as the leading scholar of his generation. He was highly esteemed, too, by the Jews of Germany, especially after the publication of his works.
   CD-EPI 0108544; Beneyahu, Chidah # 31
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Other:    Morocco
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica