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Lot #    8899
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 11:43:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Orah Zedekah
Title (Hebrew)    ארח צדקה
Author    [Haskalah - Only Ed.] Ben Zevi [Emmanuel ben Zion]
City    Odessa
Publisher    Olrich et Shulza
Publication Date    1876
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [6], 81 pp., 220:147 mm.wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy loose in later cloth boards.
   On proper conduct, values and faith by Ben Zevi [Emmanuel ben Zion]. There is a table of contents, followed by the text. Orah Zedekah is divided into two parts, eachsubdivided inbto books which are further subdivided into chapters. The first part, Hokhmah Tikrah is on a person’s personal obligations, in eight chapters, addressing such subjects as humility and modesty, jealousy, and abstinence; desires of the heart, five chapters on hope and fear, anger, pity, desire and love; family obligations, five chapters, which include the wife, husband, father, son, and brothers; properties of the soul and times, four chapters on the sage and boor, wealthy and poor, lord and slave, the monarch; obligations of a person to his fellow, five chapters on philanthropy, love and kindness, and gratitude; religion and faith, one chaper on faith. Part two is comprised of five books, on man in general; a person, his sins and the resulting negative effects; a person’s negative desires for himself and others; the advantages to a person in attempting to realize them; and contingency in nature. Each of these books is further divided into chapters in the same manner as the first part. The text is in a single column in vocalized Hebrew.

The author name prior conversion to Christianity was Baruch Benzion.

Paragraph 2    מאת ב'ן'-צ'ב'י' [עמנואל בן-ציון] ...

מנוקד. שם המחבר קודם שהמיר את דתו: ברוך בן-ציון. על מידות והתנהגות האדם ועל אמונה ודת.

   BE alef 2583; CD-EPI 0129742
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Other:    Theology
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica