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Lot #    16871
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 10:55:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Simhat ha-Regel
Title (Hebrew)    שמחת הרגל
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Moses Isaac Ashkenazi (Tedeschi)
City    Przemysl
Publisher    (Zupnik, Knoller & Hamerschmidt)
Publication Date    1886
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 62 pp., octavo, 215:135 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Only edition of these sermons for festivals accompanied by glosses on the Targum of Proverbs and the autobiography of the author, R. Moses Isaac ben Samuel Ashkenazi (Tedeschi, Tedesco). Simhat ha-Regel was brought to press by Shealtiel Eisak Gruber and is dedicated to R. Jacob Abulafia.. There is a short preface from the author, a dedicatory page, and the text, set in a single column in square letters. There are twelve discourses on festivals, beginning with four on Pessah and concluding with Simhat Torah. Next are the glosses on the Targum of Proverbs (45-50) and the autobiography (51-61). The header notes that the name Ashkenazi reflects the fact that the family came from Ashkenaz (Germany) to settle in the lands of the south (Italy), the author being from Trieste. The volume concludes with errata.

R. Moses Isaac ben Samuel Tedeschi (Tedesco; 1821–1898) was a translator, and teacher. He was born in Trieste and engaged in teaching most of his life except for a short period (1861) when he served as a rabbi of Spoleto. R. Tedeschi lectured on Biblical exegesis in the Talmud Torah of his native city, and occasionally delivered sermons on holy days. During his 34 years as a teacher he compiled his Ho'il Moshe, consisting of expositions of most of the books of the Bible (published between 1870 and 1892). This commentary was based both upon traditional commentaries and the modern commentaries from the era of Mendelssohn to Samuel David Luzzatto (with whom he was on friendly terms). In his introduction R. Tedeschi points to the difference of approach in the various commentaries which were written at different times of his life "but there is no absolute contradiction between them and they can be regarded as one corpus." He also published Musar Melakhim (1878), ethical sermons based upon the tractate, Avot; Zekher Rav (1878), of Benjamin Mussafia with an Italian translation and a dictionary called Mafte'ah ha-Shorashim; Ozar Nirdefei Leshon Ivri ("Hebrew synonyms," 1879); and Ru'ah Yisrael (1894), a translation from Italian to Hebrew of a collection of studies by Mordecai (Marco) Mortara, rabbi in Mantua.

Paragraph 2    ... דרושים קטנים חברתים ... מפי סופרים וספריהם לתשוקת ... ר' יעקב אבולאפיו מ"צ בעיר גוריציאה ... אחריהם תבאנה הערות על תרגום ספר משלי. ועוד ... קורות ימי שני המחבר הצ' משה יצחק בכ"ר שמואל אשכנזי ס"ט איש טריאסטי. יו"ל ע"י השתדלות שאלתיאל אייזיק גראבער ביאראסלאוי ... שנת ת'ר'ו'מ'ה' לה' לפ"ג
   BE shin 1758; EJ; JE; Zeitlin, Bibl. Post-Mendels. p. 394; CD-EPI 0121561
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica