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Lot #    16802
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 10:20:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Anaf Ez Avot
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Only Ed. - Avot] R. Abraham ben Hanokh Henokh
City    Altona
Publication Date    1774
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 28 ff., octavo, 155:90 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Only edition of this commentary on Pirkei Avot by R. Abraham ben Hanokh Henokh. The title page describes it as a branch of the tree of the fathers (Anaf Ez Avot), small in size, the leaf of the palm, that I received a blessing from the great Ashel with beautiful branches (Ezekiel 31:3) with several plays on the word . It continues that the subject is to explain the Mishnayot of Tractate Avot as he was taught from Heaven. Beginning on the verso of the title page is an apologia (1a-3a) from the author, in which he notes one who wishes to be pious should fulfill the words of Avot (cf. Bava Kamma 30a). He brings words of aggadah that draw the heart of man like water, And by the stream, upon its bank, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for food and their fruit shall be for food, and their leaves for healing (cf. Ezekiel 47:12). I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of its boughs (Song of Songs 7:9). In his hand was one bough from a branch of the tree of Avot (anaf ez Avot). R. Abraham writes that he took of the first of all the fruit (cf. Deuteronomy 26:2) but not all the first fruits as an offering to the L-rd, a poor persons offering. A poor person is only one lacking in knowledge. R. Abraham thought to present here what was written by the great eagle, the Rambam, what he wrote at the beginning of Sanhedrin that begins All Israel has a portion in the World to come and the thirteen ikkarim. The text of Anaf Ez Avot is in a single column in rabbinic type. This is the only published work by R. Abraham ben Hanokh Henokh.
          
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Reference
Description
   BE ayin 90; CD-EPI 0106725
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Avot
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica