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Lot #    32388
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 11:31:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Pat Lehem
Title (Hebrew)    פת לחם
Author    [Only Ed. - Liturgy] R. Elisha (Mercado) Habillo
City    Livorno (Leghorn)
Publisher    Jacob Nunes Vais & Raphael Meldola
Publication Date    1794
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [3], 77 (should say 73) ff., octavo, 181:114 mm., usual light age and damp staining, nice margins, old hands and stamp. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper over boards, rubbed.
   Important halakhic work on the laws and moral values relating to Birkhat ha-Mazon (grace after meals); other blessings to be recited, for example, when seeing a talmudic sage or a person with unusual features; Keriat ha-Torah (Torah reading); and keriat Shema al ha-mittah (Shema before retiring) by R. Elisha Habilio. On the verso of the title page are approbations from the rabbis of Lovorno. There is an introduction from R. Habillo in which most paragraphs begin with the word Emet and conclude with Shalom. In addition to the halakhic text there is also a commentary on Birkhat ha-Mazon.

R. Elisha (Mercado) Habillo (1719–1792), rabbi of Sarajevo. R. Habillo studied under R. David Pardo, author of Shoshannim le-David. He wrote Avodat ha-Tamid (Sarajevo, 1788), a commentary on the Sephardi liturgy for the whole year, together with the order of service for weekdays, with brief laws and explanations. In this work the author at times cites the explanations of Nehemiah Hayon, only to dissociate himself from them at the end. He published his teacher's book of prayers for festivals, Shifat Revivim (Leghorn, 1787), including in the original his elegy on the ill-treatment by the Turks of the Sarajevo Jews who fled from the Austrians, and added a number of his poems. R. Habillo also wrote a commentary and Ladino translation on the Passover Haggadah.

Paragraph 2    ... במוסר ודינים... על כל דיני ברכת המזון... וכן פירוש כל הברכות... מעשה ידי... ר' אלישע חאבילייו נר"ו... אשר יגע... לאסוף ולקבץ דברי חכמים... יחדיו...

הסכמות רבני ליוורנו: ר' אליהו ב"ר משה הכהן, ר' יצחק חיים פרוסולוני ור' יצחק ב"ר יהודה קורייאט, שלהי אדר-ב תקנ"ד.

   Rofe, Tagim 2 p. 132 no. 14; Sonnino, p. 46; Vinograd, Livorno 377; CD-EPI 0172246
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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