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Lot #    12583
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 11:56:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Nella commemorazione funebre di
Title (Hebrew)    David Jacomo Sacerdote
Author    Opere pie Colonna-Finzi e Fubini-Treves
City    [Turin]
Publisher    Opere pie Colonna-Finzi e Fubini-Treves
Publication Date    1888
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 8 pp., 258:190 mm., usual age staining, expertly backed, bound in modern boards.
   Funeral eulogy (commemoration) delivered on behalf of David Jacob ha-Kohen by Rabbi Professor S. Ghiron. The title page describes it as Opere pie Colonna-Finzi e Fubini-Treves Nella commemorazione funebre di David Jacomo Sacerdote (The Religious charities Colonna-Finzi and Fubini-Treves [issued] at the funeral commemoration of David Jacob ha-Kohen, January 15, 1888. There is a dedicatory page in both Hebrew and Italian, which dates the death of David Jacob ha-Kohen to 28 Kislev [5]648 (Wednesday, December 14, 1888), and mentions his daughters, Rivka (Enrichetta), Malvano, and Camilla ha-Kohen. It informs that he donated 40,000 lire to the Collegio Colonna e Finzi. Next is the text, in Italian, with occasional Hebrew, from Professor S. Ghiron, Rabbino Maggiore. In writing about David Jacob ha-Kohen, R. Ghiron quotes in his praise that the world stands upon three pillars, Torah, Avodah (Temple Service), and Gemilut Hasidim (Acts of Kindness)(Avot 1:2), relating them to David Jacob ha-Kohen.

R. Samuel Hayyim Ghiron (18291895) was born in Ivrea and qualified, in 1854, as a teacher of literature. In 1877 he was appointed rabbi of Turin. R. Ghiron published a prayer book according to the Italian rite, with an Italian translation (Leghorn, 1879). In the National Library, Jerusalem, there is an elegy on the death of Hillel Cantoni in Italian and Hebrew, the latter by R. Samuel Ghiron (Turin, 1857). In 1880, with the assistance of B. Peyron, he published a catalog of the Hebrew manuscripts in Turin.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Customs:    Checked
History:    Checked
Other:    Eulogies
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Italian, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica