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Lot #    16962
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 11:40:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sehe'ot ha-Hemdah
Title (Hebrew)    שכיות החמדה
Author    [Liturgy - Kabbalah] R. David S. Pardo
City    Vienna
Publisher    Georg Hershansky
Publication Date    1811
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Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Frontispiece, 39, [1] ff., 177:107 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary marbled paper boards, rubbed.
   Kabbalistic liturgies for the month of Addar and Nissan by R. David Samuel b. Jacob Pardo (1718–1790). R. Pardo was born in Venice, he went to Sarajevo for a time as a result of a dispute over an inheritance, and from there to Spalato, in Dalmatia. From approximately 1738 he was a teacher of children, at the same time studying under the local rabbi, R. Abraham David Papo. Eventually R. Pardo was appointed rabbi of the town. From 1760 he was rabbi of Sarajevo. From 1776 to 1782 he traveled to Erez Israel, settling in Jerusalem where he served as head of the yeshivah Hesed le-Avraham u-Vinyan Shelomo. R. Pardo was regarded as one of Jerusalem's great rabbis. Of his many works his series of commentaries and novellae on tannaitic literature are especially original. His first work was Shoshannim le-David (Venice, 1752), a commentary on the Mishnah. The somewhat sharp language he employed in the first part in criticizing contemporary scholars gave rise to friction between him and David Corinaldi and Mas'ud Rokeah in Leghorn. But after he mitigated his language in the second part and published an apology, a reconciliation took place.

R. Pardo's Hasdei David (Leghorn, 1776–90; Jerusalem, 1890) on the Tosefta is considered the most important commentary on this work (the portion on Tohorot, the manuscript of which is in the National Library of Jerusalem, has not been published). He completed the work in Jerusalem on his 68th birthday. Portions of it were published in the Romm Vilna edition of the Talmud with the text of the Tosefta. Similarly, his Sifrei de-Vei Rav (Salonika, 1799), which he commenced in 1786 and was published by his son Abraham after his death, is the most important commentary on the Sifrei. In it he makes use of commentaries of R. Hillel b. Eliakim, R. Solomon ibn Okhana, and R. Eliezer ibn Nahum, all of which he had in manuscript. Other works he wrote are Mikhtam le-David (Salonika, 1772), halakhic decisions and responsa; Maskil le-David (Venice, 1761), a super commentary on Rashi's biblical commentary; La-Menazze'ah le-David (Salonika, 1765), on those talmudic passages where alternative explanations are given; Mizmor le-David (Leghorn, 1818), notes on the Perot Ginnosar of R. Hezekiah da Silva and R. Hayyim ibn Attar on Shulhan Arukh, Even ha-Ezer. Pardo's liturgical poems and prayers are included in the Sephardi daily and festival prayer books. His arrangement of the Avodah for the Day of Atonement, which was adopted in the Sephardi rite, appeared in his Shifat Revivim (Leghorn, 1788).

Paragraph 2    כולל סדר ותקון שבעה באדר ואמירת נשיאים וכל הסדר לחדש ניסן, עם בעור חמץ עד ליל התקדש חג, אזן ותקן הרב... דוד פארדו... הובאו לדפוס ע"י ישראל ב' חיים [מבלגראד], יהודה ב' חיים אדוט ואברהם ב' גבריאל אבן ויניסתי ואחיו.

לפני השער ציור של נשיאי ישראל, מאת ישראל ב' חיים (פיתוח נחושת). על פי ויניציאה תק"ס. נוסף התיקון לז' באדר (דפים ג-יד, א).

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Austria
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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