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Lot #    27933
Auction End Date    9/14/2010 12:28:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Karnot Zaddik
Title (Hebrew)    קרנות צדיק
Author    [First Ed. - Kabbalah] R. Elijah b. Sliman Mani
City    Babel [Baghdad]
Publisher    רחמים חכם ראובן ח'ר מרדכי וחבירו
Publication Date    1867
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. [1], 98 ff., 16°, 145:94 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and marbled over boards, rubbed.
          
Paragraph 1    First Hebrew book printed in Baghdad.
          
Detailed
Description
   Moral and ethical behavior following the Hida's and Kabbalah teachings. R. Elijah b. Sliman Mani (1818–1899) one of the best known Iraqi rabbis, was born in Baghdad, where he studied at the Beit Zilka rabbinical academy and was one of the outstanding pupils of R. Abdallah Somekh. In 1856 he settled in Erez Israel, first in Jerusalem, but two years later he moved to Hebron. He played a prominent role in the development of the Jewish community there. In 1865 he was appointed chief rabbi of Hebron and retained this post until his death. By nature an unassuming and generous man, he was outspoken and adamant in matters of religious observance. He made several journeys on behalf of the Hebron community: to India in 1873; Egypt, 1872 and 1878; and Baghdad 1880. In 1879–80 a fierce argument broke out between R. Elijah and two prominent members of the community, Mercado Romano and R. Rahamim Joseph Franco, which split the community into two factions. In the end R. Elijah's views prevailed. R. Elijah wrote several books dealing with traditional and mystical Jewish studies. Of these, the following were published: Zikhronot Eliyahu, a collection of religious precepts, arranged in alphabetical order, of which two parts appeared (Jerusalem, 1936, 1938); and Karnot Zaddik (Baghdad, 1867). Many of his responsa were published in the Jerusalem Me'assef and in the writings of contemporary rabbinic scholars. Paragraph 2 Reference Description
          
Paragraph 2    תיקוני הברית ואזהרות... אשר יעשה אותם האדם וחי בהם... יצא עת"ק מספרי ... הרב... ר"ח [ראשית חכמה לר' אליהו ב"ר משה די ווידאש , ויניציאה של"ט] ז"ל ויסוד יוסף [לר' יוסף ב"ר שלמה מפוזנא , ברלין תצ"ט]. וזרע קודש [לר' משה גראף, פירדא תנ"ו] וצפרן שמיר [לר' חיים יוסף דוד אזולאי, ליוורנו תקמ"ו] ושאר ספרים ([מאת] ר' אליהו סלימאן מיני... העתקתי... ורק... הוספתי איזה רמז... דויד חי צאלח יעקב יחזקאל יצ"ו)...

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Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0184427; Yaari, Bagdad 1; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Iraq
  
Subject
Other:    Ethics
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica