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Bidding Information
Lot #    15055
Auction End Date    7/18/2006 11:13:17 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Hayyei Avraham
Title (Hebrew)    חיי אברהם
Author    [First Ed. - Kabbalah] R. Abraham Khalfon
City    Livorno (Leghorn)
Publisher    Jacob Tobianno
Publication Date    1826
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. [4], 72, [2] ff., 218:141 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary leather boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Abraham Khalfon, (Halfon), (late 18th century), rabbi in Tripoli. Information about Halfon is limited to the fact that his book, Hayyei Avraham (Leghorn, 1826), was published posthumously by his son Rahamim. The haskamot (recommendations) for the book were written by two emissaries from Tiberias, R. Joseph ibn Samon and R. Samuel Shoshanah, indicating R. Halfon's ties to that town. The book contains traditional explanations of the commandments in the Shulhan Arukh (Orah Hayyim and Yoreh De'ah). The explanations, based on the Talmud, the Zohar, Ketem Paz (a commentary on the Zohar), Sefer Hasidim, and Penei David by R. Hayyim Joseph David Azulai, are lucidly and attractively presented and avoid wearying casuistry. The book was published in several succeeding editions: 1844, 1857, 1861. Several other works by him, halakhic and homiletical, are still in manuscript.
          
Paragraph 2    הסכמות: ר' יוסף אבן סאמון, שד"ר טבריא, טריפולי, תקנ"ו; ר' שמואל שושנה, שד"ר טבריא, תק"ן.
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0140170; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica