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Lot #    12657
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 12:33:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Yosef David
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Only Ed.] R. David ben Samuel Mueti of Algiers
City    Leghorn
Publisher    Solomon Beleforte
Publication Date    1856
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 2, 78 ff., 288:184 mm., usual light age and damp staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in modern boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Derashot and hespedim by R. David ben Samuel Mueti of Algiers. The text of the title page, set within a double decorative border, states that it is derashim, sweet, of strength and wisdom (Job 12:16). It contains reproofs of instruction (Proverbs 6:23). These derashot were delivered on Shabbatot in the synagogue in the city of Argil (Algiers), five specific Sabbaths a year. He has called this book Yosef David, for I cried to the L-rd with my voice (Psalms 3:5), that he (R. Mueti) should have the merit to and to publish additional works in the truth of the Torah in his lifetime. The title page mentions R. Joseph ha-Kohen Salmon and R. Jacob ha-Levi Bram who assisted with the publication of Yosef David. The title page is dated and shall worship the L-rd in the holy mount (616=1856) at Jerusalem (Isaiah 27:13).

There is an introduction, comprised of the names of those who supported the publication. It is followed by the text in two columns in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words. The first derashot is on the exodus from Egypt, followed by dreshot on Shabbat Kallah, Shabbat Teshuvah, and Shabbat Hanukkah. There are more than one derashot on each of these topics. The final derashot is on the importance of tzedakha and maasim toveim.

          
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Reference
Description
   Vinograd, Leghorn 1130; CD-EPI 0147076
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
Homiletics:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica