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Lot #    26783
Auction End Date    6/15/2010 10:14:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Porat Joseph
Title (Hebrew)    פורת יוסף
Author    [First Ed.] R. Joseph b. Benjamin Samega
City    Venice
Publisher    Juan DiGara
Publication Date    1590
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 154 ff., quarto, 204:147 mm., age and damp staining, wide margins, minor worming touching letters, paper repairs. A good copy bound in modern half leather and marbled paper over boards.
   Novellae on the works of R. Isaac Alfasi and R. Nissim b. Reuben Gerondi to Ketubbot, Hullin, and Bezah, and a few novellae on other tractates of the Talmud by R. Joseph b. Benjamin Samega (d. 1629), Italian rabbi and author. Samegah was born in Salonika where he later became rabbi. Compelled to leave, seemingly because of persecution by his community, he went to Venice, where he served as rabbi and head of a yeshiva. According to Isaac Hayyim Cantarini in his Pahad Yizhak, Samegah headed a yeshiva in Padua. Among his pupils were Hayyim Benveniste and Joseph Solomon Delmedigo. Joseph was the author of Mikra'ei Kodesh (2 pts., Venice 1586), on the meaning of the precepts of the Torah; Porat Yosef (pt. 1, Venice, 1590); Perush Derekh Yemin (ibid., 1606), a criticism of the Yemin Adonai Romemah of Menahem Azariah Da Fano. Joseph's responsum permitting the use of the mikveh of Rovigo, about the ritual fitness of which arose a great controversy involving many scholars, was published in the Mashbit Milhamot (ibid., 1606). In the introduction to Mikra'ei Kodesh he refers to two other works he wrote—"Binyan Olam," homilies, and "Kevod Elohim."
Paragraph 2    חלק א. והוא חדושי... ר' יוסף סאמיגה נר"ו על הריף והר"ן ממסכת כתובו' וקצת פרקי חולין. וקצת דבורי התוספות בתחלת כתובות. וחדושי... מסכת ביצה וקצת פרקי מסכ' זבחים. והרבה סוגיאות קשות משאר מסכתות (תענית, שבועות, יבמות). וקצת לשונות אחרים זרים... בשולי העמ' האחרון: מה שחסרנו להדפיס חדושי זבחים ושארית חדושי מס' ביצה... נדפיס אותו בחלק האחר. החלק האחר על ביצה בלבד נדפס בתוך אסיפת זקנים על מסכת ביצה, מאת ר' בצלאל אשכנזי, מיץ תקכ"ד-תקכ"ה.
   CD-EPI 0153077; EJ
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Listing Classification
16th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica