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Lot #    12486
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 11:09:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Kuntres Megaleh Amukot Mini Hoshekh
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Polemic - Only Ed.] R. Elijah ben Abraham Elmaleh
City    Leghorn
Publisher    Solomon Beleforte
Publication Date    1878
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 64, [3] pp., quarto, 258:175 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern boards.
   Critical response to R. Israel Kushta who criticized R. Elmalehs work on the will of the caid, Nissim Samama. The nature of the work is suggested by the title, from, He uncovers deep things from darkness (megaleh amukot mini hoshekh) (Job 12:22). It states that it is a correct response to R. Israel Kushta who came with a kuntres small in size and quality, wiothout form nor comeliness (Isaiah 53:2), he knows what is in the darkness (Daniel 2:22). Below it states, Who is this that darkens counsel by words (38:2). Kuntres Megaleh Amukot Mini Hoshekh is dated, I will suffer my faithfulness to fail (638 = 1878) (Psalms 89:34). There is an introduction and then a small note followed by the text in a single column in rabbinic type. It is comprised of R. Kushtas comments immediately followed by R. Elmalehs detailed refutation.

Elijah ben Abraham Elmaleh belonged to the renowned family of rabbis and communal leaders in Turkey, Morocco, and Italy which traced its originate to Spain. R. Elijah ben Abraham Elmaleh was a lawyer and jurist. Among his other works are Nahalat Avot (Leghorn, 1874) on the will of the caid, Nissim Samama of Tunis, which culminated in Kuntres Megaleh Amukot Mini Hoshekh, and Mishpat ha-Yerushah (Leghorn, 1878).

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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