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Lot #    8950
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 12:31:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Pedah Et Avraham
Title (Hebrew)    פדה את אברהם
Author    [First Ed.] R. Abraham Palache
City    Izmir
Publisher    Hayyim Abraham de Shegura
Publication Date    1894
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 27, 115, 10 ff., 309:205 mm., usual age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
   Halacha, homelitics, and commentary on the Agadah by the son of R. Hayyim Palache. R. Abraham (1810-1899) was a distinguished rabbinical scholar. Four months after his father's death the hakham bashi of Istanbul appointed Joseph Hakim, chief rabbi of Manissa, as hakham bashi of Izmir. This was done in order to satisfy the demands of the older generation, but Hakim was elected by only a small minority. Three-quarters of the Jews of Izmir opposed him, and their objections were intensified by his opposition to the teaching of languages in Jewish schools. Many people in Izmir then approached the local ruler, Ishmael Pasha, to appoint R. Abraham to the post of hakham bashi, but their request was rejected. Several French, English, and Italian Jews who were in Izmir then turned to their local consuls, asking that a request, signed by 15,000 Izmir Jews, be sent to the sultan demanding, among other things, the appointment of Palache as hakham bashi. The Italian consul took the necessary steps with his ambassador in Istanbul, as well as with Ishmael Pasha, and succeeded in having the request fulfilled. In August 1869, according to a supreme order, Joseph Hakim was removed and the following year, 1870, R. Palache was appointed as hakham bashi of the Izmir community and served in this post for almost 30 years.

R. Palache wrote numerous works in Hebrew and one in Ladino: Shama Avraham (Salonika, 1850), responsa; Berakh et Avraham (Salonika, 1857), homilies; Shemo-Avraham (2 vols., 1878–96), ethics and homilies; Va-Yikra Avraham (1884); Va-Yashkem Avraham (1885), studies in Psalms; Va-Ya'an Avraham (1886), responsa; Avraham Anokhi, studies on the Torah (1889); Avraham Ezkor and Yemaher Avraham (1889): Ve-Avraham Zaken (1899), homilies: and in Ladino, Ve-Hokhi'ah Avraham (2 vols., 1853–62).

Paragraph 2    אוריין תליתאי... פסקי דינים ע"ס א"ב... וקצת דרושים (לשבת תשובה... לשבת הלבשה... לשבת זכור... לשבת הגדול... לשבת כלה... לספר תורה... לחנוכת בית תלמוד... בית הכנסת... להספד)... האחרון מדב'ר קדמו'ת [ענייני אגדה בסדר א"ב]... המחבר... אברהם פאלאג'י (ברכתי לאיש... ר' חיים אלבעלי... דטרח הרבה בקורא להגיה... בצוותא חדא בן חכם... ר' יאודה אלבעלי)... בשולי השער: טוב [יז]; מספר סידורי לפרסומי המחבר

יוד דף: "שיירי יפה ללב... אשר הותירה משבע'ה חלקי... אנא... רחמים נסים יצחק פאלאג'י" (אח המחבר). מלואים לספרו יפה ללב, על ארבעה חלקי שולחן ערוך, חלק א-ז, איזמיר תרל"ב-תרנ"ג. בקונטרס נכלל גם דרוש לשבת זכור. הגהות על הספר, מאת ר' נפתלי הכהן שווארטץ, פרסם המחבר בספרו שמו אברהם, חלק ב, אזמיר תרנ"ו.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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