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Lot #    21596
Auction End Date    10/7/2008 10:47:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Versified Ethical Reproof
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Unrecorded] R. Raphael Aaron Monsonego
City    [Morocco]
Publication Date    20th cent.
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. Single sheet 310:190, light age staining, creased on folds. Not listed.
   Single sheet containing versified reproof by R. Raphael Aaron ben Jedidah Moses Monsonego (1760-1840). The author, member of the distinguished Monsonego family of Moroccan rabbis, is counted among the sages of Fez, Morocco. He lived to be almost eighty, serving as a halkakhic decisor, preacher, hazzan, and author of several books, Sefer Me ha-Shiloah on hilkhot Gitten, Maskiyot Levav on Psalms, Likkutei Dinnim on Hoshen Mishpat, discourses on the weekly Torah readings, and eulogies, most extant in manuscript in the possessions of his offspring, also noted rabbis. In addition to his great scholarship wondrous tales are also told about R. Monsonego. The ethical reproof consist of thirty-eigh lines in square letters, beginning son of man, ashes, blood, and bile, until when will you slumber. Arise, awaken . . .
   Ben Naim, Malkhei Rabbunim, p. 105b
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Morocco
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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