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Lot #    15786
Auction End Date    9/5/2006 1:32:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Huppat Hatanim
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Women] R. Raphael Meldola
City    Budapest (Pest)
Publisher    Katzburg
Publication Date    1919
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [3], 125 pp., 197:140 mm., light age and damp staining, stamps. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   On marital relations and mikvaot by R. Raphael Meldola. The title page states that it is general rules pertaining to marriage from the day of the engagement until the day of the huppah. Also included are all the laws pertaining to Niddah, periods, stains, and these laws are called . Also the laws of mikvaot in detail, including the proper measurements, entitled Mikvaot Toharot. All of these laws are based on a very old manuscript of the Ramban (Nahmanides) found in a library. There is an introduction from the author in rabbinic type and then the text in square letters, both in a single column. In addition to the contents noted on the title page Huppat Hatanim also includes the text of the ketubbah and blessings, and has several diagrams at the end of the volume.

R. Raphael Meldola, (17541828), British rabbi; son of Moses Hezekiah Meldola (17251791), professor of oriental languages in Paris. Raphael was born in Leghorn, received rabbinical ordination there from R. H. J. D. Azulai (Hida) in 1796, became a dayyan in 1803, and in 1804/05 was appointed haham of the Sephardi community in London - an office vacant since the death of Moses Cohen d'Azevedo in 1784. Energetic and capable, he helped to reform the educational institutions of his community in the face of missionary activities, introduced a choir into the synagogue and cooperated cordially with Solomon Hirschel, the Ashkenazi chief rabbi. On the other hand, his belligerent nature was responsible for periodic friction with the members of his community. Notwithstanding his imperfect knowledge of English he corresponded extensively with Christian scholars. In addition to Huppat Hatanim R. Medola also published sermons and memorial poems: part of his catechism Derekh Emunah (The Way of Faith) appeared with his English translation after his death (1848). His son David (17971853), who succeeded him as presiding rabbi though not as haham of the Sephardi community in London, was one of the founders of the Jewish Chronicle, and ineffectively opposed the movement for religious reform among London Jewry in 1840. A grandson of Raphael's was the British scientist, Raphael Meldola.

          
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Reference
Description
   BE het 332; CD-EPI 0147902
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
Other:    Women's Literature
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica