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Lot #    32472
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 12:13:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Maarkhei Lev
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Only Ed] R. Raphael Joseph b. Hayyim Joseph Haz
City    Salonika
Publisher    Bezalel ha-Levi
Publication Date    1821
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 167, [1] ff. folio 280:190 mm., nice margins, usual age and damp staining, old hands, stamps. A good copy bound in later boards, rubbed.
   Only edition of these discourses by R. Raphael Joseph ben Hayyim Joseph Hazzan. There are introductions from R. Hazzan and from his son, R. Elijah Hazzan. Maarkhei Lev consists of twenty-six homilies on as variety of subjects, several on Mattan Torah and related subjects, and also including charity, Amalek, Esther, and other subjects. The text is in two columns in rabbinic type. A second volume of discourses was published the following year.

R. Raphael Joseph ben Hayyim Joseph Hazzan was Chief rabbi of Jerusalem; born at Smyrna 1741; died at Jerusalem Nov. 11, 1819. At first rabbi in his native city, he went to Palestine in 1811, settling at Hebron, where he became rabbi. In 1813 he was elected chief rabbi of Jerusalem, which position he held until his death. He wrote, in addition to Maarkhei Lev, "Hikre Leb," responsa (vol. i., Salonica, 1787; vol. ii., Leghorn, 1794; vols. iii.-viii., Salonica, 1806-53); "Ḥiḳre Leb," Talmudic novellae, edited by his great-grandson, Elijah (Jerusalem, 1880). His four sons, R. Elijah Rahamim, R. Eliezer, R. Isaac, and R. Hayyim David, were all rabbinical scholars; one of his daughters became the mother of R. Hayyim Palaggi, chief rabbi of Smyrna.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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