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Lot #    21393
Auction End Date    8/12/2008 12:25:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shalmei Todah
Title (Hebrew)    שלמי תודה
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Solomon ben David Dana
City    Tunis
Publisher    Ketorza
Publication Date    1918
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [5], 200, 53 ff. folio 316:200 mm., usual age staining. A very good copy bound in the original boards, split.
   Only edition of these novellae on the Talmud and Shullhan Arukh by R. Solomon ben David Dana (1850-1913). The author was among the leading sages of Tunis. R. Dana was a student of R. Abraham ha-Kohen Isaac, author of Mishmeret Kehunah. It was said that if not for R. Dana Torah would have been forgotten in Tunis. At the time yeshivot were closing and there was a great decline in Torah, and the flames of heresy were spreading among the people. Then R. Dana stood in the breach and, with great personal sacrifice restored Torah to its previous glory. He founded the yeshivah Haveret ha-Talmud, raising up many talmidim from whom came many great sages. R. Dana’s quality of prayer was such that it was compared to a two edged sword and his students recalled his personal sacrifice on their behalf so that they might continue their studies. The title page is followed by the approbation of R. Hayyim Semagah, introductions from R. Dana’s students, R. Elijah Salkmon and R. Samuel Tiv, and the text, in two columns in rabbinic letters.
Paragraph 2    ... ספר כתב ... מהר"ר שלמה דאנא זצוק"ל ... קוראה ומגיה ראה וישפ'רה ... ר' אליהו סלקמון נר"ו ... נאם דוד ... הקטן בתלמידי ... המחבר ... בלא"א אליהו בן בארון ז"ל ... ובחסד עולם ר'ח'מ'ת'י'ך'

הקדמה [הסכמה]: ר' חיים סמאגא, צעיר המשתלח ... מעיה"ק טבריא, תונס, כז אייר תרע"ח. בראש הספר הקדמות, מאת תלמידי חמחבר ר' אליהו סלקמון ור' שמואל טייב. חידושים על הש"ס, על השולחן ערוך, דרושים וחידושים על התורה. הספירה השנייה פותחת בחידושים על אורח חיים: התחלתי אותם ביום טו טבת בשנת חתרל"ב עם אחי וריעי ... רבי מרדכי מאזוג. הקדמה [הסכמה]: ר' חיים סמאגא, צעיר המשתלח ... מעיה"ק טבריא, תונס, כז אייר תרע"ח.

   BE shin 1552. Venanu, Encyc. Arzei Levanon, p. 2113; CD-EPI 0124672
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Tunis
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica