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Lot #    24550
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 10:05:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Halikhot Olam
Title (Hebrew)    הליכות עולם
Author    R. Jeshua b. Joseph ha-Levi
City    Venice
Publisher    Cornelio Adelkind
Publication Date    1544
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   37, [1] ff., 189:134 mm., nice margins, light age and damp staining, inner marin worming affecting several letters, old hands. A good copy bound in modern half vellum over boards.
   Introduction to and the methodology of the Talmud by R. Jeshua b. Joseph ha-Levi (15th century), talmudist. Following the persecutions of Jews in Algiers in 1467, he fled from his native town Tlemcen and went to Castile, settling in Toledo, where he was supported by Don Vidal b. Lavi. At the latter's insistent request he wrote his talmudic methodology, Halikhot Olam (printed c. 1490). The work is divided into five sections dealing with the composition of the Mishnah and the Gemara, the methodology of the Gemara, and the manner in which the halakhah is determined. As the basis of his work, R. Jeshua made use of Sefer Keritot by R. Samson b. Isaac of Chinon. The work appeared in several editions and served as the basis for R. Joseph Caro's Kelalei ha-Gemara, which contains notes and supplements to the Halikhot Olam and for R. Solomon Algazi's Yavin Shemu'ah. Both commentaries were published together with Halikhot Olam (Venice edition, 1639). R. David b. Raphael Meldola's pamphlets Limmud ha-Talmidim and Hanhagat ha-Talmidim (appended to the Amsterdam edition, 1754) are also based on R. Jeshua's work. R. Jeshua also compiled shitot on the Talmud. It has been shown that he was the author of a shitah on Bava Kamma which is frequently mentioned in the Shitah Mekubbezet, although R. Bezalel Ashkenazi was not aware of the identity of its author.
Paragraph 2    שחבר... רבי ישועה הלוי זצ"ל... ספר מבוא התלמוד לרבי שמואל הנגיד ...

דף לז, ב: דברי-הסיום של ר' יהודה אבן-בולאט מתוך הוצאת קושטנטינה ר"ע. קולופון: והיתה השלמתו בערב חג הסוכות שנת ש"ה לפ"ק פה ויניציאה ... בבית האומנים מי' זואני די פארי ואחיו... ועל ידי... המגיה בדפוס קורנילייו בכ"ר ברוך אדיל קינד יצ"ו ובהשתדלות... יהודה בן ... ר' יצחק לבית הלוי ועמו שותפו יחיאל בכמ"ר יקותיאל הכהן.

   CD-EPI 0139375; EJ; Isaac Conforte, Kore ha-Dorot, p. 27b
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Listing Classification
16th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica