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Lot #    5773
Auction End Date    10/8/2003 1:20:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Pas Lehem
Title (Hebrew)    פת לחם
Author    [Liturgy] R. Elisha Habilio
City    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
   [3], 77 (should say 73) ff., octavo, 180:120 mm.,usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original half leather 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. Habilio 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.

The printer, R. Elisha Habilio, son of the Chief Rabbi of Livorno, R. Isaac Habilio, and was a member of the beit din of Livorno and was the author of the small halakhic work Hidot Ya’akov. His partner, R. Raphael Meldola was a member of the renowned Meldola family and the author of such works as Korban Minhah on Avodat Kodesh. The press was active from 1789 to 1797.

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
Halacha:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica