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Lot #    7578
Auction End Date    7/13/2004 12:38:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Igeret Shiguyon le-David
Title (Hebrew)    אגרת שגיון לדוד
Author    [Kariate] David Kukizow
City    Yevpatoriya
Publisher    Jacob Finkelman
Publication Date    1834
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 10 ff., 332:214 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   David b. Mordecai Kukizow (1777–1855), moved to Eupatoria in 1822. In his youth he was friendly with Nachman Krochmal. Kukizow owned a printing press where he reprinted in 1834 the Adderet Eliyahu of Elijah Bashyazi, adding to the section dealing with the new moon two treatises, Yemot Olam and Halikhot Olam. He also wrote Kevi'ot Rashei Hodashim u-Tekufot ke-Minhag ha-Kara'im and Ma'amar be-Kiddush ha-Hodesh (Eupatoria, 1840), on calendation and the calculation of the new moon. His main work Zemah David, completed in 1848, but published posthumously (St. Petersburg, 1897), contains essays on the laws concerning Sabbath, abstinence, determination of the new moon, etc., and poems and elegies, as well as annotations to biblical passages.

The Karaites are a sect which does not recognize the authority of the post-Biblical tradition incorporated in the Talmud and in the Rabbinic works. Ironically, they have developed an entire literature to support their religion - while rejecting the Rabbanite interpretations. All their works are rare, as they were printed in limited quantities and limited distributions.

Paragraph 2    ... והיא הגהות על באור ספר המבחר... מאת... גיסי... ר' דוד... בן... ר' מרדכי (זה לעמת זה בתשובותי שקראתים מענה לשון [ר' יוסף בן משה לוצקי])...

נדפס בלא שער. מספרי הקראים. יוסף שלמה לוצקי חיבר ביאור "טירת כסף" על ספר המבחר, מאת ר' אהרן בן יוסף, גוזלוו 1835. דוד כוכיזוב, "המגיה את הספרים המובאים כעת לבית הדפוס פה ק"ק גוזלווא", כתב השגות על "טירת כסף" וקראן "סכת דוד". יוסף שלמה לוצקי הדפיס את ההשגות הללו וקרא שמן "שגיון לדוד" ובצידן תשובותיו: "מענה לשון".

"מודעא רבא עם הסכמות חכמי הדור": ר' אהרן ב"ר משה, ר' שמואל ב"ר יוסף, ר' יוסף שכרג'י ור' אברהם פירכוויץ, כו אלול תקצ"ד.

   EJ; CD-EPI 0141151
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Other:    Kariate
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica