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Lot #    15768
Auction End Date    9/5/2006 1:23:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Birkat Mo'adakhu Le'Hayyim, Part I
Title (Hebrew)    ברכת מועדיך לחיים
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Hayyim Palache
City    Izmir (Smyrna)
Publisher    Isaac Samuel di Shegura
Publication Date    1868
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 159 ff., 304:194 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy loose in the original leather boards, split.
   Homiletics by R. Hayyim Palache (also called by the acronym Habif; 1788–1869), rabbi and hakham bashi. Born in Izmir (Smyrna), Palache, a member of the distinguished Palache family, was the grandson on his mother's side of R. Joseph Raphael Hazzan (author of Hikrei Lev) and was a disciple of R. Joseph Gatenio (author of Beit Yizhak). He became av bet din in 1837. In 1847 he was appointed as rav sheni ("second rabbi") with the title dayyan, authorized to render judgement alone, and later was awarded the rabbinical title marbiz Torah. His position as marbiz Torah is attested by R. Hayyim Palache himself: "I, the marbiz Torah of this place, the town of Izmir... and its environs" (Male Hayyim: Ha-Takkanot, 42, 74), i.e., the neighboring towns of Izmir as well, such as Tiriya, Manissa, Bergama. In 1855 he was appointed as rav kolel ("chief of the rabbis"; Hayyim ba-Yad (1873), nos. 63, 74, 75). In 1865, at the age of 77, he was appointed hakham bashi of Izmir. Palache was a prolific writer. Many of his manuscripts were burned and a great number were not published, but 26 works were printed.
Paragraph 2    ... במילי דדרשה. אשר דרשתי בתוך קהל ועדה הנקר אור או במעלי שמשא... עצרת בעצרת ולכבוד ס"ת [ספר תורה]... ובשבת תשובה... ממני יצאו הדברים... חיים פאלאג'י...

(חלק א): דפוס יצחק שמואל די שיגורה וחביריו, אתן שנת ו'ב'ר'כ'"ת' את ה' אלהיך [תרכ"ח]. [2], קנט דף. בשולי השער 27; מספר סידורי לפרסומי המחבר.

   CD-EPI 0156356; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica