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Lot #    8949
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 12:30:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Re'eih Hayyim, Parts 1-2
Title (Hebrew)    ראה חיים ב'ח
Author    [First Ed.] R. Hayyim Palache
City    Salonica - Izmir
Publication Date    1860-65
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. Two volumes, [3], 134; [2], 128 ff., 278:180 mm., light age and damp staining. A very good set bound in matching modern half black leather and cloth boards.
   Commentary and homilies on the weekly portion of the Torah.

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.

Paragraph 2    ... על סדר הפרשיות. דרושים... אשר דרשתי... בבתי מדרשות ובתי כנסיות... בשמחת חתן וכלה... ועל סילוקן ש"ץ [של צדיקים] ונשים צדקניות... חיים פאלאג'י... חלק א-ב.

חלק א: (ס' בראשית וס' שמות). שאלוניקי, דפוס סעדי הלוי אשכנזי, תר"ך-תרכ"א. [3], קלד דף. בשער הפרט: ושנתי ערבה דרך מצותיך ארוץ כי ת'ר'ח'י'ב' לבי [תר"ך]. קולופון: מסיים בכי טוב ש'לו[ם] ב'רכה ט'ובה [שבט] מש[נת] ו'ה'א'ר'כ'ת' ימים לפ"ג [תרכ"א]. בשולי השער: 13. מספר סידורי לפרסומי המחבר. חלק ב: על... ג ספרים (ויקרא, במדבר, דברים). אזמיר, דפוס ן' ציון בנימן רודיטי, שנת ש'ל'ו'"ם' ב'ר'כ'"ה' ט'ו'ב'"ה' [תרכ"ה]. [2], קכח דף. בשולי השער: 18. מספר סידורי לפרסומי המחבר. המפתחות לחלק זה בסוף ספרו חיי וחמרא, שנדפס עמו.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica