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Lot #    35180
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 1:26:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Simhat Ha-Regel
Title (Hebrew)    שמחת הרגל
Author    [Haggadah - Kabbalah] R. H. J. D. Azulai (Hida)
City    Warsaw
Publisher    G. Piment i Ia. Shvabe
Publication Date    1914
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   112 pp., 4°, 267:188 mm., age, food and wine staining, bound in modern half cloth and marbled paper boards. Rare, lithograph copy of the Pietrokow edition of 1909 (Yudlov 2433).
   With the Kabbalistic commentary of R. Hayyim Joseph David Azulai (known by his Hebrew acronym HIDA, 1724–1806), halakhist, kabbalist, emissary, and bibliographer. The Hida was born in Jerusalem; he was descended on his father's side from a prominent family of rabbis and kabbalists from Spain while his mother was a daughter of Joseph Bialer who had gone to Erez Israel with R. Judah Hasid in 1770. He studied under some of the outstanding Jewish scholars of his age including R. Jonah Navon, R. Isaac ha-Kohen Rapoport, and R. Hayyim ibn Attar. R. Azulai attained early eminence in Jewish studies and was regarded by the Jewry of the Ottoman Empire and of Italy as the leading scholar of his generation. He was highly esteemed, too, by the Jews of Germany, especially after the publication of his works. Possessed of great intellectual powers and many-faceted talents, he combined a religious and mystical ardor with an insatiable intellectual curiosity. Added to these were critical ability, a facile pen, and a boundless capacity for work. He spent most of his active years traveling abroad as an emissary of the communities of Erez Israel for the collection of funds for the upkeep of the academies and scholars. He ended his mission in 1778 in Leghorn, where he spent the rest of his life. Many stories are related of the wonders and miracles he performed. Pilgrimages were made to his tomb at Leghorn until 1960, thereafter in Jerusalem where his remains were reinterred.
Paragraph 2    .. פירוש... על הגדה של פסח [עם הפנים] מהרב... חיים יוסף דוד אזולאי... הובא לדפוס ע"י בית מסחר הספרים של... מרדכי קנאסטער בווארשא ... ...

בשער גם: פיעטרקוב, דפוס מרדכי צעדערבוים, תרס"ט. ד"ס של הוצאה זו, עם ההסכמה. מקום הדפוס ושמו של המדפיס באותיות קיריליות, בשולי השער. שם גם התאריך. .

   Yudlov 2604; CD-EPI 0185745; Yaari 1837; EJ
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Haggadah:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica