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Lot #    24693
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 11:17:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sefer Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)    ספר חיים
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Hayyim Palache
City    Salonica
Publisher    Sa'adi Halevy Ashkenazi
Publication Date    1863
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [3], 154 ff., 160:100 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in modern boards.
   Laws pertaining to the reading of a Torah scroll 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    ... על דיני קס"ת [קריאת ספר תורה]... המחבר... חיים פאלאג'י (עלינו לשבח... למגיהה ודורשה... ר' אברהם מנשה נר"ו ובר'א... שמעון נר"ו אשר השתדלו... לסדר סדר המערכה)... אתן שנת לקוח את ספר הת'ו'ר'ה' ה'ז'ה' לפ"ג

בשולי השער 16; מספר סידורי לפרסומי המחבר.

   CD-EPI 0156365; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica