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Lot #    15699
Auction End Date    9/5/2006 12:49:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Kehillat Ya'akov
Title (Hebrew)    קהלת יעקב
Author    [First Ed. - Kabbalah] R. Jacob Zevi Jolles
City    Lemberg
Publisher    S. L. Kugel, Lewin et Comp.
Publication Date    1870
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [2], 28, [1], 54; [1], 35, 22, [15] ff., folio, 353:239 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern half cloth boards.
   R. Jacob Zevi Jolles (c. 1778–1825), Galician talmudic scholar and kabbalist. Born in Przemysl, he served as rabbi in Glogow and Dinow. He leaned toward Hasidism, and was among the disciples of Jacob Isaac ha-Hozeh of Lublin. His most famous work was Melo ha-Ro'im (Zolkiew, 1838), an encyclopedic work on the rules and principles of rabbinic law which made a great impression and was reprinted several times. His other published works are: Hinnukh Beit Yehudah, a homiletic work in philosophic style (Warsaw, 1869); Kehillat Ya'akov, an encyclopedic treatment of kabbalistic topics (Lemberg, 1870); Emet le-Ya'akov, a homiletic work in hasidic style (Lemberg, 1884); Beit Va'ad le-Hakhamim, a directory of talmudic sages (Cracow, 1884); Parashat Derakhim Zuta, homiletic discourses (Cracow, 1885); Zikhron Ya'akov vi-Yhudah also consisting of homiletic discourses (Munkacz, 1928); and Yashresh Ya'akov, on Kabbalah (New York, 1945). His notes and novellae on the Talmud are printed in the Vilna edition. R. Jolles composed many other books (27 are referred to in his foreword to Melo ha-Ro'im) but most of them have disappeared.
Paragraph 2    והוא חיבור ... מפענח צפונות ... על כל תיבה ותיבה ... מלשונינו ... הנאמרים במקרא ומשנה ובתלמוד ובמדרשים ובזוה"ק [ובזוהר הקדוש] על פי נגלה ונסתר מלוקט מכל ספרי קבלת הראשונים ועל פי קבלת ... האר"י ... וכלול בו דרושים ... מהרב המחבר ... והכל מסודר ע"פ אלפא ביתא ... כל אלה פעולת ... ר' יעקב צבי יאליש ... שהיה אב"ד בכמה קהלות ... הובא לביה"ד ... במצוות ובהוצאות נכד המחבר ... מוה' יעקב צבי כ"ץ טרויגאט מדראהביטש בהרבני ... מוה' אברהם ליבר הכהן מטארני ...
   CD-EPI 0135289; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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