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Lot #    5927
Auction End Date    10/28/2003 11:54:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Matteh Efrayim
Title (Hebrew)    מטה אפרים
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Ephraim Ardit
City    Salonica
Publisher    Mordehai Nahman & David Israeliga
Publication Date    1791
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [1], 101; 53 ff., folio, 281:204 mm., usual light staining, paper repairs., bound in modern cloth boards.
   An anthology of glosses and dialectic commentaries on Maimonides' halakhic writings, responsa, and sermons for the Sabbaths before the Day of Atonement, Passover, and Purim.

R. Ephraim b. Abraham Ardit (1700–1767), rabbi and preacher. He first engaged in business in his native Smyrna, but later studied there in the yeshivot, and was afterward appointed rabbi of Smyrna. He left manuscripts of glosses on the Talmud written by Spanish scholars; among them R. Jonah b. Abraham Gerondi's Aliyyot on Bava Batra which appeared in Shitah Mekubbezet (Salonika, 1791). These glosses were found by Ardit's grandson Isaac, author of Sha'ar ha-Melekh. Ephraim's family published Matteh Efrayim. A collection of Ephraim's homilies was extant in manuscript at Smyrna until World War I.

Paragraph 2    ...סובב הולך על היד החזקה מהנשר הגדול הרמב"ם ז"ל וקצת שו"ת ... ועוד לו מילי דאתו מדרשא ... חקרו ... כמוהר"ר אפרים ארדיט זלה"ה אשר אור תורתו האיר וזרח בעיר ... איזמיר ... סמיכין עלוהי ... להח' ... בן אחי המחבר ז"ל כמהר"ר אברהם ארדיט ז"ל ... ואחרון ... מס' יד אהרן מח' א"ח ... מ"ב [מהדורא בתרא] מהרב ... אהרן אלפאנדארי זצוק"ל המאיר ... לפנים ... ח' א"ח ואה"ע ח"א וח"ב ... דורשה כותבה ומגיהה ... כמהר"ר חיים חנוך פיפאנו נר"ו ...

   CD-EPI 0111472; EJ; J. Nunez Belmonte, in: Bezalel Ashkenazi, Shitah Mekubbezet al Massekhet Bava Batra (Leghorn, 1774), introd.; Rosanes, Togarmah, 4 (1935), 289–90; A. Galante, Histoire des Juifs d'Anatolie, 1 (1937), 54.
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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