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Lot #    24597
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 10:29:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hayyim ba-Yad
Title (Hebrew)    חיים ביד
Author    [First Ed.] R. Hayyim Palache
City    Izmir (Smyrna)
Publisher    Ben Zion Roditi
Publication Date    1873
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 138 ff., 301:200 mm., light age and damp staining, wide margins, old hands. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth boards.
   Responsa by R. Hayyim Palache (also called by the acronym Habif; 1788–1869), rabbi and hakham bashi. Born in Izmir (Smyrna), Palache, a member of the distinguished Palache family, was the grandson on his mother's side of R. Joseph Raphael Hazzan (author of Hikrei Lev) and was a disciple of R. Joseph Gatenio (author of Beit Yizhak). He became av bet din in 1837. In 1847 he was appointed as rav sheni ("second rabbi") with the title dayyan, authorized to render judgement alone, and later was awarded the rabbinical title marbiz Torah. His position as marbiz Torah is attested by R. Hayyim Palache himself: "I, the marbiz Torah of this place, the town of Izmir... and its environs" (Male Hayyim: Ha-Takkanot, 42, 74), i.e., the neighboring towns of Izmir as well, such as Tiriya, Manissa, Bergama. In 1855 he was appointed as rav kolel ("chief of the rabbis"; Hayyim ba-Yad (1873), nos. 63, 74, 75). In 1865, at the age of 77, he was appointed hakham bashi of Izmir. Palache was a prolific writer. Many of his manuscripts were burned and a great number were not published, but 26 works were printed.
Paragraph 2    ... שו"ת מחלק יורה דעה... המחבר... חיים פאלאג'י... שנת לעיני הגוים ג'ל'ה' צ'ד'ק'ת'ו' לפ"ג

בשולי השער 38; מספר סידורי לפרסומי המחבר. סי' קכה (דף קכה-קכט): קצת רשימות ובו יפקדו להזכירם לחיים ול"מ ע"ס [ולמות, על סדר] א"ב. קיט סימנים בענייני אבלות. בספר נכללו שלוש תשובות מאת אבי המחבר, ר' יעקב (סי' יב) ומאת בניו, ר' אברהם (סי' סז) ור' יוסף (סי' קכו).

   CD-EPI 0156366; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica