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Lot #    12497
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 11:15:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Halakhah le-Moshe
Title (Hebrew)    הלכה למשה
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Raphael Moses Elbaz
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Ezriel
Publication Date    1901
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [3], 141, [4] ff., folio, 320:200 mm., wide margins, usual age staining, old hands. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Only edition of the responsa of R. Raphael Moses Elbaz on all four parts of the Shulhan Arukh. R. Elbaz was a scion of the renowned North African family that produced many distinguished rabbis. A talmudic scholar, kabbalist, poet, and scientist, R. Elbaz’s wrote many works, In addition to Halakhah le-Moshe, he was the author of Shir Hadash, poems (Jerusalem, 1935); and Eden mi-Kedem (Fez, 1940). Still in manuscript are many of his writings, including Kisse ha-Melakhim, a history of ancient kings and of the Jews.

Halakhah le-Moshe has an approbation from R. Jacob Saul Eliyashar, followed by introductions from the author and from two of his nephews, R. Benjamin ben Elijah Elbaz and R. Samuel ben Bezalel Elbaz. R. Elbaz writes that he did not entitle the work Halakhah le-Moshe in order to glorify himself or make his name great, for he is aware of his limited value. Rather it is so named because, as our sages have said, everything was given to Moses at Sinai and in the wilderness, so that every hiddush is a halakhah from Moses. After the introductions is a vignette of the bet ha-midrash over the grave of Rabbi Meir ba’al ha-Nes and after the text of Jerusalem zand the burial places of the kings from the house of David. The text, in two columns in rabbinic type is comprised of nine responsa on Orah Hayyim; five on Yoreh De’ah; sixty five on Even ha-Ezer; and one hundred sixty two on Hoshen Mishpat. The volume concludes with an index of the responsa.

Paragraph 2    ... להשיב שולחי דבר ... וכי יריבון אנשים המה יעמדו למשפט, אני עניתי ... כה דברי אנא ... רפאל משה אלבאז ... בשנת א'ס'ת'ר'

תשובות על ארבעה חלקי השולחן הערוך. דף [1, ב - 2, א]: הקדמות ר' בנימין ב"ר אליהו אלבאז ור' שמואל ב"ר בצלאל אלבאז, בני אח של המחבר. הסכמה: ר' יעקב שאול אלישר, ירושלים, סיון תר"ס.

   BE heh 728; EJ; CD-EPI 0109896
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Language:    Hebrew
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