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Lot #    6483
Auction End Date    1/13/2004 2:58:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ozen Shmuel
Title (Hebrew)    אוזן שמואל
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Samuel de Avila
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Solomon Proophs
Publication Date    1715
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2], 70 ff., folio, 324:201 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining, small tear in final affecting several letters. A very good copy bound in later cloth boards, rubbed.
   Homilies and eulogies.

R. Samuel b. Moses Avila (b. 1688), talmudic scholar in Morocco. Born in Meknes, R. Avila studied under R. Hayyim ibn Attar (the First), whose granddaughter he married, and under Joseph b. Bahatit. He began preaching publicly when he was about 20 years old. An affluent merchant, he left Meknes for Sale and Rabat because of the excessive taxes levied upon him by the community. Part of his work, Keter Torah (Amsterdam, 1725), which he calls "a guide for scholars and for the conduct of communal affairs," was written to prove that scholars should be exempt from communal taxation, probably as a result of his own experiences. At the end of this work is his commentary to tractate Nazir. He also wrote Keter Torah (Amsterdam, 1725?), and Me'il Shemu'el, still in manuscript.

Paragraph 2    ...ספר דרושים יסודתו מג' שרשים ... תשב אנוש ... שבתות יי ... חסד של אמת: אשר חיבר ... כמהר"ר שמואל די אבילה נר"ו בק"ק מכנאסא ...

מעבר לשער הסכמת "חכמי ודייני ק"ק פאס": ר' יהודה בן עטר, ר' אברהם אבן דנאן, ר' יעקב בכמהור"ר ראובן אבן צור, תע"ד.

   CD-EPI 0105458; EJ
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Other:    Morocco
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica