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Lot #    24742
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 11:41:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Teshuat Mordekhai
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Avot] R. Mordecai Isaac ben Hayyim Judah
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    [Israel Bak]
Publication Date    1861
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 24 ff. octavo 160:90 mm., light age staining, small tear in title taped on verso. A good copy bound in modern boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Only edition of this commentary on Pirkei Avot by R. Mordecai Isaac ben Hayyim Judah. The attractive title page, with a vignette of the Temple, states that Teshuat Mordekhai is an ethical work on Pirkei Avot. Those who look into it will find a paved way for the many to return to the Lord in the way of truth. The title page is dated with the verse Fear not, O Jacob, my servant (Isaiah 44:2, Jeremiah 30:10, 46: 27, 28). There is an introduction from the author in which he discusses his intent and publishing Teshuat Mordekhai. R. Mordecai Isaac then writes that he brought this book out to light, that is, he published it, not for his honor but for the glory of his Maker, and that it should be for him a remembrance for his soul after his death, and also to benefit the public, for the honor of his holy forefathers and their Torah and it should stand for him and his daughter Malka Haiyya with her husband and their offspring and their offsprings offspring for ever, and specifically for his sister Devorah and her husband Jerahom Fischel. The introduction is followed by the text in a single column in rabbinic letters with key words in enlarged square letters.
          
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Reference
Description
   BE tav 2142; Halevy, Jerusalem, 29 no. 60; CD-EPI 0131243
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Avot
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica