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Lot #    11088
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 2:47:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Kedushat Yom Tov
Title (Hebrew)    קדושת יום טוב
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Yom Tov Algazi
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Israel b. Abraham Bak
Publication Date    1843
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 92 ff., 294:190 mm., wide margins, old hands, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in later cloth boards.
Paragraph 1    The משי"ח copy with his hand on title.
   Responsa and sermons.

R. Yom Tov b. Israel Jacob Algazi (1727–1802), noted kabbalist and halakhist, studied with his father and was a close friend of the HIDA. Both studied under R. Jonah Navon and R. Shalom Sharabi. R. Algazi was a member of the Ahavat Shalom group of kabbalists and signed its articles of association in 1754, 1758, and 1759. He was a member of bet ha-midrash Neveh Shalom and of Bet El. R. R. Shalom Sharabi succeeded Algazi's father as head of the kabbalists' yeshivah, but R. Yom Tov Algazi administered it. Following R. Sharabi's death in 1782 he was elected rabbi and dayyan and in c. 1777 he became rishon le-Zion. The period of his office was a difficult one for the Jews of Jerusalem who were vexed by the authorities. R. Algazi's leadership, influence, and fame in the Diaspora guided the community through troubled times. In 1764 he accompanied R. Abraham b. Asher and HIDA on a mission, on behalf of the Pekidei Erez Israel be-Kushta ("Agents for Erez Israel in Constantinople"). From 1770 to 1775 he was sent on other missions from Jerusalem to Constantinople, Adrianople, and Belgrade. He traveled in Italy, France, Holland, Germany, and Poland and returned to Jerusalem (1777) via Italy and Smyrna. His works are distinguished by their sharpness and depth.

Paragraph 2    להאדם הגדול בענקים ... כמהר"ר יום טוב אלגאזי זיע"א ... [גם] הני מילי דדרשה אשר דרוש דרש הרב זיע"א ונק[רא] בשם יום טוב דרבנן ... גם ... איזה שו"ת שיורי ברכה להרב החסיד דין אבא למלכא ... כמהר"ר ישראל יעקב אלגאזי זיע"א ... כ"ד ...הצעיר חיים אברהם גאגין ... בשנת כ'י' ג'ד'ו'ל' בקרבך קדוש י'ש'ר'אל

דף [2]: הקדמת ר' חיים אברהם גאגין. בספר שבועות גם הערותיו (מוקפות בסוגריים). דף א, א -סח, א: קדושת יום טוב, שאלות ותשובות וחידושים על משנה תורה להרמב"ם. דף סח, א - סט, ב: דעת להשאל, שאלות ותשובות מאת אבי המחבר, ר' ישראל יעקב אלגאזי. דף ע, א - פח, א: יום טוב דרבנן, אלו הדרשות אשר נמצאו בכתב י"ק מהרב יו"ט אלגאזי נ"ע זיע"א.

   CD-EPI 0109962; EJ; Ya'ari, Sheluhei 535–40; M. Benayahu, Rabbi H. Y. D. Azulai, 353–4
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
Autographed:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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