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Lot #    6408
Auction End Date    1/13/2004 12:30:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Kaf ha-Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)    כף החיים
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Hayyim Palache
City    Salonica
Publication Date    1859
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 8, 307 ff., 8 vo., 157:98 mm., wide margins, light age staining, old hand on fly. A near fine copy bound in contemporary leather boards, lightly rubbed.
   Morality and laws.

R. Hayyim Palache (also called by the acronym Habif; 1788–1869), rabbi and hakham bashi. Born in Izmir (Smyrna), Palache, a member of the distinguished Palache family, was the grandson on his mother's side of R. Joseph Raphael Hazzan (author of Hikrei Lev) and was a disciple of R. Joseph Gatenio (author of Beit Yizhak). He became av bet din in 1837. In 1847 he was appointed as rav sheni ("second rabbi") with the title dayyan, authorized to render judgement alone, and later was awarded the rabbinical title marbiz Torah. His position as marbiz Torah is attested by R. Hayyim Palache himself: "I, the marbiz Torah of this place, the town of Izmir... and its environs" (Male Hayyim: Ha-Takkanot, 42, 74), i.e., the neighboring towns of Izmir as well, such as Tiriya, Manissa, Bergama. In 1855 he was appointed as rav kolel ("chief of the rabbis"; Hayyim ba-Yad (1873), nos. 63, 74, 75). In 1865, at the age of 77, he was appointed hakham bashi of Izmir. Palache was a prolific writer. Many of his manuscripts were burned and a great number were not published, but 26 works were printed.

Paragraph 2    ... (תוכחות מוסר ופסקי דינים... המחבר) חיים פאלאג'י...

בשולי השער 12; מספר סידורי לפרסומי המחבר. מלואים לספר פרסם המחבר בספרו לב חיים, חלק ב, אזמיר תרכ"ט.

   CD-EPI 0156379; EJ; Friedberg 435
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Bindings:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica