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Lot #    5588
Auction End Date    9/16/2003 2:06:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Va'Yikra Avraham
Title (Hebrew)    ויקרא אברהם
Author    [Presentation Copy] R. Abraham Hayyim Adadi
City    Leghorn
Publisher    Elijah Benamozegh and Partner
Publication Date    1865
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 4, 131 ff., folio, 305:202 mm., light age staining, wide margins, stamps on several ff., old hand on title. A very good copy loose in the original half leather bords.
Paragraph 1    With Author's dedication inscription to R. Hayyim Palache.
   R. Abraham Hayyim Adadi b. Masoud Hai (1801–1874), halakhic authority and kabbalist. Born in Tripoli and orphaned at an early age, Abraham was raised by his grandfather, Nathan Adadi, an outstanding scholar. In 1818 the family immigrated to Safed, where Adadi studied and was occasionally required to travel abroad as an emissary of the community. While in Leghorn in 1837 he heard of the great earthquake in Safed, and therefore changed his plans and returned to Tripoli, where he served as rabbi and dayyan and maintained a bet midrash. Some time after 1865, Adadi returned to Safed, remaining there for the rest of his life. Adadi paid particular attention to the local minhagim (“customs"), especially of Tripoli and Safed, and also of places he visited. His books incorporate much historical information, particularly about Tripoli. In this he was doubtless influenced by Abraham Halfon, his greatest Tripolitanian contemporary. Adadi's works include: Ha-Shomer Emet (Leghorn, 1849), primarily halakhot and customs concerning Torah scrolls; Zeh ha-Kelal on talmudic methodology; and Makom she-Nahagu, customs omitted from Ha-Shomer Emet. The rest of his works, including talmudic novellae and sermons, are still in manuscript (Ben-Zvi Institute Jerusalem). An original poem in praise of Safed appears at the beginning of his Ha-Shomer Emet.
Paragraph 2    ...[שאלות ותשובות] על סדר ארבעה טורים ... אתאן לסיפא ... קונטריס שדה מגרש ... על עסקי גיטא ... את אשר נהגו בפה העירה [טראבלס] ... יסוד בנין. דכתיבן וקריין ... וכן בשמות ובקיצורים ובכנויים ... את והב בסו'פא ... שכ"ם [נוטריקון שומר כללים מנהגים] בשם יקרא ... יוסף לאמר ... הצעיר אברהם חיים אדאדי ס"ט ... דף ד: הקדמת בן המחבר, ר' שאול עבריה אדאדי. יוסף לאמר מחולק לשלושה קונטרסים: אמר שמר, בדיני ספר תורה, השמטות מספרו "השמר אמת"; זה הכלל, כללים שונים בלימוד ובפוסקים; מקום שנהגו, על מנהגי טראבלס ומנהגי ארץ-ישראל
   CD-EPI 0129503;EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica