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Lot #    6979
Auction End Date    3/30/2004 12:10:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ahi ve-Rosh
Title (Hebrew)    אחי וראש
Author    R. Hayyim Judah Abraham ben Joshua Abraham Judah
City    Izmir
Publisher    Isaac Hakim and Hayyim Isaac Saul
Publication Date    1851
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 101, 61, [1] ff., 300:190 mm., usual age and damp staining, stamp on title. A very good copy bound in modern half cloth boards.
   Responsa and derashot from R. Hayyim Judah Abraham ben Joshua Abraham Judah (d. 1848). The title page has a long text, written by R. Raphael Israel Benjamin Abraham (Sephardi Tohor) set within a border of decorative florets. It is dated “A man’s wisdom makes his face shine תאיר (611=1851)” (Ecclesiastes 8:1). There is an introduction in which Nissin Joshua Eliezer is praised for supporting the publication of Ahi ve-Rosh and R. Raphael Israel Benjamin Abraham, brother of the author, is praised for his efforts in the publication of the work The introduction is signed by R. Joshua Abraham Crispin (d. 1865), rabbi in Izmir, and R. Hayyim Palaggi (1788-1869), Hakham Bashi. The first part of the volume is comprised of sixteen detailed responsa on Yoreh De’ah (1a-36a); Even ha-Ezer (36a-63a); and Hoshen Mishpat (63a-101a). The second part of Ahi ve-Rosh, beginning the foliation anew, are thirteen derashot on such subjects as Shabbat Teshuvah, Shabbat Zecor, and hespedim. The volume concludes with a detailed index. The text is in two columns in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words. The first words of sections are in borders made up of decorative florets.
Paragraph 2    ... שאלות ותשובות. על יו"ד ואה"ע וח"מ... בסוף דרושים... מאת אחי... ר' חיים יאודה אברהם ז"ל בן... בעל ס' עבודת משא [ר' יאושע אברהם יהודה] זלה"ה מר בריה... מרן זקני... הרב... בעל ס' שמחת יאודה [ר' חיים יהודה אליעזר]... פי המדבר... רפאל ישראל בנימין אברהם...

הקדמה [הסכמה] של רבני אזמיר: ר' יהושע אברהם קריספין ור' חיים פאלאג'י, סיון תרי"א.

   Vinograd, Izmir 105; Yaari, Areshet I p. 146 no. 84; CD-EPI 0137931
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica