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Lot #    17500
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 1:27:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Lev David
Title (Hebrew)    לב דוד
Author    [Holocaust] R. H. J. D. Azulai (Hida)
City    [Germany]
Publisher    American Joint Distribution Committee
Publication Date    [1947]
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   128 pp., 184:128 mm., usual light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in the original title wrappers.
Paragraph 1    Printed together for Holocaust survivors in the DP Camps by the American Joint Distribution Committee. While the wrapper indicated Berlin 1924 (this edition is a copy thereof) this work was definitely printed during the Holocaust years as is evident from the wrapper, which is identical to other period wrappers.
   Morals, ethics, and six chapters of Kabbalh by R. Hayyim Vital followed by extensive notes to the Sefer Hasidim. R. Hayyim Yoseph David Azulai (known by his Hebrew acronym HIDA, 1724–1806), halakhist, kabbalist, emissary, and bibliographer. The Hidah was born in Jerusalem; he was descended on his father's side from a prominent family of rabbis and kabbalists from Spain while his mother was a daughter of Joseph Bialer who had gone to Erez Israel with R. Judah Hasid in 1770. He studied under some of the outstanding Jewish scholars of his age including R. Jonah Navon, R. Isaac ha-Kohen Rapoport, and R. Hayyim ibn Attar. R. Azulai attained early eminence in Jewish studies and was regarded by the Jewry of the Ottoman Empire and of Italy as the leading scholar of his generation. He was highly esteemed, too, by the Jews of Germany, especially after the publication of his works.
Paragraph 2    לדוד בשנו"תו מדפ"ס ועולה סנסן ליאיר הנדפס [ליוורנו תק"ן] ... הפעם ילוה ... ל"ב פרקים תוכחות מוס"ר ... שיתא פרקין קדמאין, מהרב ... חיים ויטאל ... יצא עת"ק מקונט' כתיבת ידו ... ששה ועשרים פרקים, מילי ... דצעי"ר ... חיד"א ס"ט.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Holocaust
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica