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Lot #    8914
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 11:58:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Haiye ve-Hamrah
Title (Hebrew)    חיי וחמרא
Author    [Polemic - Montefiore -Ladino] R. Hayyim Palache
City    Izmir
Publisher    Ben Zion Benjamin Roditi
Publication Date    1865
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [1], 20, [1] ff., 301:189 mm., wide margins, crisp copy. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, chipped. Includes the oft lacking final f. in Ladino for Montifiore.
   Polemical responsa. Final f. contains homile in Ladino in honor of Sir Moses Montifiore and the British royalty.

R. Hayyim Palache (also called by the acronym Habif; 1788–1869), rabbi and hakham bashi. Born in Izmir (Smyrna), Palache, a member of the distinguished Palache family, was the grandson on his mother's side of R. Joseph Raphael Hazzan (author of Hikrei Lev) and was a disciple of R. Joseph Gatenio (author of Beit Yizhak). He became av bet din in 1837. In 1847 he was appointed as rav sheni ("second rabbi") with the title dayyan, authorized to render judgement alone, and later was awarded the rabbinical title marbiz Torah. His position as marbiz Torah is attested by R. Hayyim Palache himself: "I, the marbiz Torah of this place, the town of Izmir... and its environs" (Male Hayyim: Ha-Takkanot, 42, 74), i.e., the neighboring towns of Izmir as well, such as Tiriya, Manissa, Bergama. In 1855 he was appointed as rav kolel ("chief of the rabbis"; Hayyim ba-Yad (1873), nos. 63, 74, 75). In 1865, at the age of 77, he was appointed hakham bashi of Izmir. Palache was a prolific writer. Many of his manuscripts were burned and a great number were not published, but 26 works were printed.

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בשולי השער: 19. מספר סידורי לפרסומי המחבר. דף יג-כ: מפתחות לחלק ב מספרו "ראה חיים", שנדפס עמו. [1] דף: מצה חיים. דרוש, בלאדינו, לכבוד מלכת אנגליה ומשה מונטיפיורי.

   CD-EPI 0156364; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
History:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Ladino
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica