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Lot #    26826
Auction End Date    6/15/2010 10:36:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Doresh Tov
Title (Hebrew)    דורש טוב
Author    [Only Ed. - Kabbalah] R. Jacob Abi-Hasira
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Elhanan Tannenbaum
Publication Date    1884
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [8], 77; [1], 77,ff., 8 vo., 198:144 mm., usual age staining, stamps, wide margins, wanting final. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Kabbalistic homiletics by R. Jacob ben Masoud Abi-Hasira (1807–1880) was a codifier and kabbalist, widely renowned for his great piety; people streamed to him to receive his blessings. Three times he tried to fulfill his dream of going to Erez Israel, but the community and even the government stood in his way. In the end however, he left despite their protestations. He succeeded in making his way as far as Damanhur, near Alexandria, but there he died and was buried. The anniversary of his death is commemorated in many communities. R. Jacob's works, almost all of which were published in Jerusalem, include: Doresh Tov (1884); Pittuhei Hotam, on the Torah (1885); Yoru Mishpatekha, responsa (1885); Bigdei ha-Sered, on the Passover Haggadah (1887, and Leghorn, 1890); Ginzei ha-Melekh, on Kabbalah (1889, 1961); Mahsof ha-Lavan. on the Torah (1892); Alef Binah, on the alphabet (1893); Ma'gelei Zedek (1893); Levonah Zakkah, on the Talmud (1929); Sha'arei Teshuvah (1955); Yagil Ya'akov, poems (Algiers, 1908; Jerusalem, 1962).
Paragraph 2    אשר חיבר ... כמוה"ר יעקב אביחצירא זצוק"ל ... [עם ספר] שערי ארוכה ...

דרושים לשבת זכור, שבת הגדול, מתן תורה ולנפטרים. דף [6 - 8,ב]: הקדמת בן המחבר, אהרן אביחצירא; הקדמת בן המחבר, יצחק אביחצירא, ל"שערי ארוכה". [1], עח הדפים האחרונים: שערי ארוכה [כולל פירושים לפסוקים שונים המסודרים לפי סדר הא"ב בדרך קבלה ומוסר].

הסכמת ב"ד הגדול שבירושלם: ר' רפאל מאיר פאניזיל ור' יוסף [צ"ל: יעקב] שאול אלישר, תמוז תרמ"ד; ר' יוסף וויטאל, [ירושלים. בלא תאריך]; רבני חברון: ר' אליהו סלימאן מאני ור' רחמים יוסף פראנקו, תמוז תרמ"ד; רבני טבריא: ר' רפאל אברהם כלפון, ר' יוסף דוד אבואלעפייא, ר' בכור אהרן אלחדיף, ר' שלמה אבואלעפייא, ר' מנשה ארזי, ר' דוד יעקב וואעקנין, סיון תרמ"ד.

   Halevy, Jerusalem Imprints 447; CD-EPI 0105435
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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