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Lot #    15669
Auction End Date    9/5/2006 12:34:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Lekah Tov
Title (Hebrew)    לקח טוב
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Solomon Salim ben Isaac Nissim
City    Baghdad
Publisher    Ezra Reuben Dangoor
Publication Date    1911
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [1], 88, [4] pp., octavo, 170:115 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy not bound.
   Educational manual emphazing Jewish middot and mizvot by R. Solomon Salim ben Isaac Nissim. The title page has the heading “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). Below the title is another verse, “For I give you good doctrine, do not forsake my Torah” (proverbs 4:2). It then states the purpose of the volume, to educate the school child in the way of the Torah and ethics, who has already learned Bible. There is an approbation from R. Jacob ben Joseph Hayyim (Ben Ish Hai?). It is followed by a word to teachers and then an index of the contents, which are comprised of eight chapters subdivided into sixty-five sections. Among the subject matter in the first chapter are Torah; cleanliness; food; drink; to be careful to respect your companions; visiting the sick; and respect for sages and the elderly. The second chapter includes the existence of the Lord; love and awe of Him; to go in His ways; not to profane His name and to treat holy books with respect; reciting Shema; Tefillin; and Talmud Torah; The third chapter with ten sections is concerned with Shabbat and festivals. The fourth chapter addresses false oaths; theft; guile; accurate weights; fraud; and statutes of the country; chapter five is concerned witrh charity, assisting the poor; reproof; and the prohibition on grudges. Chapter six deals with prohibited foods; the signs of wild animals and birds; milah, and avoiding danger. Chapter seven includes the prohibition on murder; and on taking bribes; the final chapter has but three sections, determining the new month; Mikdash; and Sanhedrin. The text is preceded by an introduction and then the text, all in a single column in square letters. Written in a clear lucid Hebrew, an interesting feature is that the page numbers are in Arabic. At the end of the volume are errata.
Paragraph 2    ... לחנך על דרכי התורה והמוסר את נערי בתי הספר שכבר קראו התנ"ך כראוי. חלק ראשון... [מאת] סלים יצחק נסיס (! נסים) ויחזקאל ח' שמואל.

מספרי העמ' נדפסו בספרות ערביות. כנראה לא יצא יותר. הסכמה: ר' יעקב ב"ר יוסף חיים, [בגדד], תרע"ב.

   CD-EPI 0314249
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Iraq
Other:    Education
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica