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Lot #    6901
Auction End Date    3/2/2004 3:54:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Darkei No'am
Title (Hebrew)    דרכי נועם
Author    [Egypt - Only Ed.] R. Mordehai ha-Levy
City    Venice
Publisher    Vicenzo & Aluise Bragadini
Publication Date    1697
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 282, 41 ff., 288:198 mm., dampstained, wide margins, several minor wormholes, stamp crudely erased on title verso. A good bound in modern half vellum and cloth boards.

R. Mordehai b. Judah ha-Levy (d. 1684), posek and rabbinical authority in Egypt, was the son-in-law of R. Abraham Tarikah. He served for over 40 years as rabbi, all or part of the time as dayyan of Cairo and of Rosetta, and moved to Jerusalem in 1684, dying there in the same year. In 1678 a sharp dispute broke out between R. Gabriel Esperanza, one of the leading scholars of Safed, and Mordecai ha-Levi over a halakhic ruling. The dispute was brought before R. Moses Galante, the leading rabbi of Jerusalem, but he refused to become involved. His only published, Darkhei No'am, is a storehouse of information on the history of 17th-century Egyptian Jewry, which contains the responsa of many scholars of Mordecai's generation. The historian R. David Conforte was among his friends. Other works written by him which were never published include: Avodat ha-Kodesh, a commentary on the Torah; Mikra'ei Kodesh, hermeneutics; Toledot Adam, concerning the education of children; and Sof Adam, collected eulogies. His son R. Abraham b. Mordecai ha-Levi was the author of Ginnat Veradim.

Paragraph 2    והוא חיבור תשובות שאלות... הכינם וגם חקרם...כמה"רר מרדכי הלוי זצ"ל אב ב"ד במצרים יע"א וגלילותיה וכולם הלכה למעשה ...מסודרים...על סדר ארבעה טורים. ובסוף הספר יבא קונטריס. חיבור...כמה"רר אברהם הלוי נר"ו. בנו של...המחבר...יכלכל דבריו במשפט מנין ימי המילה...
   CD-EPI 0149582; EJ; Vinograd, Venice 1490
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Other:    Egypt
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica