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Lot #    9127
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 3:27:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ha-Torah ve-ha-Filosfyah
Title (Hebrew)    התורה והפילוסופיאה
Author    [Polemic - Only Ed.] R. Samuel Isacc Reggio
City    Vienna
Publisher    Anton Schmid
Publication Date    1827
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 211 pp., 215:135 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps on title. A good copy loose in contemporary boards, split and taped.
   On the compatibility of Torah and philosophy.

R. Samuel Isacco Reggio (Ia-Sha-R; 1784–1855), Italian rabbi; one of the founders of the Collegio Rabbinico Italiano. He published an Italian translation of the Pentateuch, with a Hebrew commentary (Vienna, 1821), and wrote Ma'amar Torah min ha-Shamayim ("The Torah as Divinely Revealed," Vienna, 1818) to prove the divine authority of the Pentateuch. Among his other biblical works are: a poetic version in Italian of the Book of Isaiah (Udine, 1831); a Hebrew introduction to the Scroll of Esther (Vienna, 1841); and Italian translations of the books of Joshua, Ruth, and Lamentations, and of Pirkei Avot. In Ha-Torah ve-ha-Filosfyah (Vienna, 1827), written under the influence of Mendelssohn, Reggio tried to show that reason and philosophy were compatible with the Torah. His Iggerot Yashar (1834–36) are exegetic, historical, and philosophical notes in the form of letters to friends. He also edited some of the writings of Leone di Modena and wrote Behinat ha-Kabbalah (Gorizia, 1852). Reggio published other works on Kabbalah and philosophy in: Bikkurei ha-Ittim ha-Hadashim under the pseudonym Iashar. His autobiography, Mazkeret Yashar, appeared in Vienna (1849). His Hebrew correspondence with S. D. Luzzatto was collected by V. Castiglione (1902); it shows their mutual esteem and friendship. Reggio also wrote some halakhic and pedagogical works, one of which appeared in English: A Guide for the Religious Instruction of Jewish Youth (London, 1855). His views on Judaism did not always conform to tradition and led to polemics with German rabbis as well as his own father, Abraham Reggio.

Paragraph 2    ... מחקר עיוני. חברו יצחק שמואל ריגייו תושב גוריציאה.

פרק אחד, שנשמט מן הספר, פרסם המחבר בספרו ילקוט יש"ר, עמ' -101 122. עי' למעלה. ראינו טופס שנדפס על נייר כחלחל.

   CD-EPI 0166453; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Austria
Polemics:    Checked
Other:    Haskalah
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica