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Lot #    17097
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 12:48:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Catechismo per Istruire I Giovani . . .
Title (Hebrew)    לימודי ה'
Author    [Only Ed.] R. David Zacuto Modena
City    Reggio
Publisher    Tipographia della Societa
Publication Date    1824
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. Third of series, 87, [4] pp., octavo, 210:123 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original paper wrappers.
   Bi-lingual Hebrew-Italian instructional work for children on the fundamental principles of Judaism by R. David Zacuto ben Mazzal Tov Modena. There are facing Hebrew and Italian title pages, the Hebrew stating that it is for the education of Jewish children in the way of service of the Lord. The Italian title page provides the same information in that language, as Catechismo per Istruire I Giovani Israeliti nei Principj del Loro Culto. The verso has the verse “Serve the Lord with awe” (Psalms 2:11) (Servite Domino in timore) followed by the text, also in facing Hebrew and Italian pages. It begins Third part, limud rishon) this beong part three to the complete work. This part has sixteen chapters, beginning with the essence of Avodah; on the inner Avodah when performing mizvot; on awe (fear); and respect for synagogues. Other topics include blessings, festivals, fasts, and viduii. At the end is a table of contents and a list of errata and omissions.

Italian scholar of the nineteenth century; popular preacher and teacher at Modena. He wrote a number of didactic, religious, and casuistic works in Hebrew and Italian, in addition to this work. They include: (1) "Zeker David," on customs of circumcision, two parts (Leghorn, n.d.); (2) responsa to the four Turim; (3) commentary to the prayer-book and the Mahzor according to the Italian ritual; (4) "Shelal David," notes to the Pentateuch; and 300 sermons. Only the first three of these works have been printed.

Paragraph 2    לחנך את נערי בני ישראל במשפטי האמונה והמוסר והעבודה, מאתי הצעיר דוד זכות מודינא...

על העבודה. על ה'ת'ו'רה' ו'ע'ל ה'ע'ב'ו'ד'ה' העולם עומד [תקפ"ד].

   BE lamed 468; JE
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Other:    Education
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Italian
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica