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Lot #    6946
Auction End Date    3/30/2004 11:04:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Birchat Maiyim
Title (Hebrew)    ברכות מים
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Moses M. Meyuhas
City    Salonica
Publisher    Mordechai Nahman & David Israeliga
Publication Date    1749
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [2], 267 ff., 277:195 mm., minor worming touching single letters, usual age staining. A good copy bound in modern half cloth boards. The R. David Abraham Hai copy with his signature on title.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Moses Joseph Mordecai b. Raphael Meyuhas (1738–1805), chief rabbi of Jerusalem. R. Moses studied in the bet midrash Bet Ya'akov. When only 15 years of age he answered questions on halakhah. After 1778 he was one of the members of the bet midrash Keneset Israel founded by Hayyim ibn Attar. After the death of his father-in-law R. Yom Tov Algazi, Moses succeeded him as Sephardi chief rabbi (rishon le-Zion) in 1802. He was on friendly terms with R. H. J. D. Azulai. The titles of all his works include the word mayim from the initials of his name (he even signed his responsa "Mayim Meyuhas"). They are: Sha'ar ha-Mayim (Salonika, 1768), novellae on the laws of terefot in Yoreh De'ah, on tractate Hullin and responsa; Berekhot Mayim (ibid., 1789), novellae to the Shulhan Arukh; Mayim Sha'al (ibid., 1799), responsa, including the work, Mayim Rishonim, novellae written in his youth, to the Mishneh Torah of Maimonides. Many of his novellae and responsa, among them Penei ha-Mayim and Ein ha-Mayim, remain unpublished.
          
Paragraph 2    [חידושים ושאלות ותשובות על סדר השלחן ערוך]... ממני... משה מרדכי (יוסף [ב"ר])... רפאל מיוחס בכ"ר שמואל זלה"ה...
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0147609: EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
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Subject
Halacha:    Checked
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Characteristic
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Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica