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Lot #    11078
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 2:37:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hayyim Tehila; Hayyim Derakhuf le-Moshe Tehila
Title (Hebrew)    חיים תחילה; חיים דרכיו למשה תחלה
Author    [Only Ed. - Montefiore - Blood] R. Hayyim Palache
City    Salonica
Publisher    Sa'adi Halevy Ashkenazi
Publication Date    1845
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. Two works in one volume, [5], 44; 36 ff., 195:146 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. Very good copies bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.
   Homiletics, second work in honor of Sir Moses' mission to Damascus and Rhodes to resolve the blood libel affairs.

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    ... דרשינן סמוכים... תורה נדרשת נעוץ סופה בתחילתה... לעיני כל ישראל בראשית... מראה האופני'ם עולה באחד ומאה... מאשר חנני ה'... הצעיר חבי"ף... אתן שנת לעיני אלהים עוזר ל'י' ה' ב'ס'מ'כ'י' נ'פ'ש'י' לפ"ג

בשולי השער: 5; מספר סידורי לפרסומי המחבר. נדפס עמו ספרו דרכיו למשה.

... לצוות'א בעלמא יוצא אחרון... דרוש א[חד] על עלילת הדם (באי רודיס ובעיר דמשק [בשנת ת"ר])... על הנסים ועל הפורקן (אשר עשה משה... מונטופיורי)... איידי דזוסר חשבתי דרכ'י אומ[ר] לדבק... גם קונ[טרס] הלזה... פי המדבר... חיים פאלאג'י... אתן שנת ואתנה להם את א'ג'ר'ו'"ת' המלך לפ"ג

בשער ובראשי העמודים הובלטו גם המלים "חיים תחילה". נדפס עם ספר זה, שאלוניקי תר"ה. בשולי השער: 6; מספר סידורי לפרסומי המחבר.

   CD-EPI 0156374; 0156359; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
History:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica