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Lot #    7026
Auction End Date    3/30/2004 1:44:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Malkhi ba-Kodesh
Title (Hebrew)    מלכי בקדש
Author    [Haggadah - Only Ed.] R. Ezra Malki
City    Salonica
Publisher    Bezalel ha-Levi
Publication Date    1749
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 24, 18, 25-160 ff., 279:192 mm., wide margins, light food and wine stains, expertly resored. A very good copy bound in modern full calf boards.
   The Haggadah and a commentary on the Haggadah, laws for the night of Passover, together with some halakhic novellae.

R. Ezra b. Raphael Mordecai Malki (d. 1768), Safed talmudist and emissary. R. Ezra was the son of a well-known physician and scholar in Jerusalem, who had emigrated from Italy. His brother, Moses, became head of the Safed community and he was a brother-in-law of R. Hezekiah da Silva and R. Moses Hagiz. In 1749–50 Ezra went to Turkey and the Balkans as an emissary of Safed. While in Salonika he published his Malkhi ba-Kodesh, he appended a note apologizing for the many errors in the work because he could not stay in the town during the printing, but was again in Salonika in 1750 when he had halakhic discussions with R. Joseph Samuel Modigliano. Owing to the bad economic situation in Safed, R. Ezra did not return there on the completion of his mission, and was appointed rabbi of Rhodes, where he remained for the rest of his life. In 1752 his signature appears on the takkanot of the community. His other books are: Shemen ha-Ma'or (Salonika, 1755), on the novellae of Zerahiah ha-Levi and Nahmanides on Bava Mezia; Ein Mishpat (Constantinople, 1770), responsa, many of which were written during his mission, published by his disciple R. Raphael Jacob de Mayo; and Einat Mayim (Salonika, 1811), exposition and novellae on various tractates of the Talmud.

Paragraph 2    ... ביאור על ש"ע של סדר ליל פסח [אורח חיים, סי' תעב-תצד, עם הפנים] ופירוש על ההגדה [עם הפנים]... וחידושים... על שאר הלכות פסח וביאור על הרמב"ם על הלכות קרבן פסח... לולב... ראש השנה... שביתת העשור וקצת חידושין על סמ"ג [ספר מצוות גדול לר' משה ב"ר יעקב מקוצי] ז"ל הלכות חנוכה ובסוף הספר לקוטים על קצת מסכתות וחידושים על לשונות הפוסקים... חברו חד מן חבריא דבקרתא קדישא צפת... ר' עזרא מלכי נר"ו בן... ר' רפאל מרדכי מלכי זצוק"ל...
   Yudlov 206; Yaari 131; CD-EPI 0302611; EJ
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Haggadah:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica