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Haggadah Shel Pessah
הגדה של פסח
[Haggadah - First Ed.] R. Joseph Hayyim of Bagh
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First edition. 160 pp., 165:123 mm., light age staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
With the commentary and rules for the seder as set down by R. Joseph Hayyim b. Elijah Al-Hakam (1833 or 1835–1909), was born in Baghdad, he studied with his maternal uncle, R. David Hai b. Meir. In 1848 he began to study under R. Abdallah Somekh. He succeeded his father (1859) as preacher, a post he held until his death. In 1869 he visited Erez Israel. In 1876 Jacob Obermeier of Vienna, who had come to Baghdad to teach French, insulted R. Joseph Hayyim. The community excommunicated him and compelled him to request the rabbi's pardon. Al-Hakam was renowned as a great halakhic authority who instituted many takkanot. He wrote some 60 works on all aspects of Torah, only a few of which have been published. He is best known for his Ben Ish Hai. His other published works include Ben Yehoyada (1898–1904), five volumes of commentaries to the aggadic portions of the Babylonian Talmud and Rav Pe'alim (1901–12), responsa. He wrote approximately 200 piyyutim and pizmonim, about 50 of which are incorporated in the liturgy of Baghdad Jewry; the rest are still in manuscript.
בלשון הקודש ובלשון ערבית [באותיות ערביות] ועליה הופיע אור יקרת הרב... יוסף חיים [ב"ר אליהו] זיע"א, כל דינים הנצרכים וכל מצוה ומצוה מעוטרת בלשם יחוד, מספר... לשון חכמים [מאת ר' יוסף חיים]. וגם דרוש על ההגדה אשר חבר הר' יחזקאל עזרא [ב"ר] יהושע הלוי... עם פירוש "שמחת יום טוב" מאת ר' יחזקאל עזרא הלוי, שהוסיף גם (בעמ' קנד-קס) "שבחי ר' משה בן עזרא [מבגדאד]".
Yudlov 3478; Yaari 2192; CD-EPI 0187232; EJ
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