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Lot #    16913
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 11:16:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Mikra'ei Kodesh
Title (Hebrew)    מקראי קדש
Author    [First Ed.] R. Joseph b. Benjamin Samega
City    Venice
Publisher    Jaun D'Gara
Publication Date    1586
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 6, 116 ff., quarto, 207:149 mm., old hands on title and fly, wide margins, minor wormhole in final 7 ff., ff. 2-5 from a shorter copy with several wormholes. A good copy bound in modern half cloth over boards.
   Defining the precepts of the Torah by R. Joseph b. Benjamin Samega (d. 1629), Italian rabbi and author. R. Samegah was born in Salonika where he later became rabbi. Compelled to leave, seemingly because of persecution by his community, he went to Venice, where he served as rabbi and head of a yeshivah. According to R. Isaac Hayyim Cantarini in his Pahad Yizhak, R. Samegah headed a yeshivah in Padua. Among his pupils were R. Hayyim Benveniste and R. Joseph Solomon Delmedigo. R. Joseph was the author of Mikra'ei Kodesh (2 pts., Venice 1586), on the meaning of the precepts of the Torah; Porat Yosef (pt. 1, Venice, 1590), novellae on the works of R. Isaac Alfasi and R. Nissim b. Reuben Gerondi to Ketubbot, Hullin, and Bezah, and a few novellae on other tractates of the Talmud; Perush Derekh Yemin (ibid., 1606), a criticism of the Yemin Adonai Romemah of Menahem Azariah Da Fano. R. Joseph's responsum permitting the use of the mikveh of Rovigo, about the ritual fitness of which arose a great controversy involving many scholars, was published in the Mashbit Milhamot (ibid., 1606). In the introduction to Mikra'ei Kodesh he refers to two other works he wrote - "Binyan Olam," homilies, and "Kevod Elohim."
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   CD-EPI 0153074; EJ
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Listing Classification
16th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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