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Lot #    7077
Auction End Date    3/30/2004 3:28:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shammot ba-Arez
Title (Hebrew)    שמות בארץ
Author    R. Moses ibn Habib
City    Karlsruhe
Publisher    Wilhelm Friederich
Publication Date    1766
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2], 16; 30; 40, [1] ff., 322:196 mm., usual age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Consisting of "Yom Teru'ah," on the tractate Rosh Ha-Shanah, "Tosafot Yom ha-Kippurim," on the tractate Yoma, and "Kappot Temarim," on the tractate Sukkah.

R. Moses b. Solomon Ibn Habib (c. 1654–1696), Turkish rabbi and author. He was born in Salonika, a descendant of R. Levi ben Habib and went to Jerusalem in his youth. He studied in the yeshivah of R. Jacob Hagiz and from c. 1677 to 1679 he traveled as an emissary of Jerusalem, reaching as far as Budapest. In 1688 Habib was appointed head of the yeshivah in Jerusalem maintained by the philanthropist Moses ibn Ya'ish, of Constantinople. In the following year, on the death of R. Moses Galante, Habib was appointed to succeed him as chief rabbi of Jerusalem (1689). His grandson, R. Jacob Culi, who published most of his grandfather's works, also had in his possession a number of other manuscripts which he used in his own work Me-Am Lo'ez (Constantinople, 1733). He wrote the following additional works: Get Pashut (Ortakoi, 1719), on the laws of divorce and halizah; Ezrat Nashim (ibid., 1731), on the laws of agunah. R. H. J. D. Azulai states that most of Habib's responsa were lost at sea; however some have survived, and have been published, part in Kol Gadol (Jerusalem, 1907), and part in the works of contemporary scholars (Devar Sha'ul, 1927). Moses also wrote a commentary on the Jerusalem Talmud entitled Penei Moshe of which tractates Berakhot, Pe'ah, and Demai are extant in manuscript (Sassoon Ms. 592).

Paragraph 2    יום תרועה ותוספת יום הכפורים וכפות תמרים ... נדפס שנית ... ע"י ... בנימן וואלף ב"ה אלחנן ז"ל מפירדא ... מענדלי ב"ה לאזי ז"ל ממוציך ... זעליג ב"ה יוחנן ז"ל מריינץ ...

הסכמות: ר' יוסף משטיינהארט, פירדא, כז טבת תקכ"ה; ר' נתנאל אשכנזי ווייל מפראג, קארלסרוא, כד טבת תקכ"ה.

   CD-EPI 0106128; EJ; Lieberman, in: Sefer ha-Yovel... A. Marx (1950), 313–5; Benayahu, in: Tarbiz, 21 (1950), 58–60
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica