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Lot #    12809
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 1:49:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Mayyim Amukim
Title (Hebrew)    מים עמוקים
Author    [Only Ed. - Kabbalah] R. Judah Berdugo of Meknes
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Samuel ha-Levi Zuckerman
Publication Date    1911
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [8], 36 ff., 187:115 mm., light age staining. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Kabbalistic homilies on the weekly Torah readings by R. Judah ben Mordecai Berdugo of Meknes, Morocco (c. 1690-1744). The text is accompanied by Gali Amikta by R. Jacob Berdugo, and was arranged and published by R. Jacob Hay Berdugo, Sephardi Tahor, also of Tiberius. The title is from “The words of a man’s mouth are like deep waters (mayyim amukim), and the fountain of wisdom like a flowing brook (Proverbs 18:4). There is an introduction from R. Jacob Berdugo and his son R. Raphael David Berdugo which states that this work is pleasant in appearance and “desirable to the eyes” (Genesis 3:5). “His mouth is most sweet; and he is altogether lovely” (Song of Songs 5:16). The author called it Mayyim Amukim because it is on the Torah. Written in “a clear language” (Zephaniah 3:9) with brevity. After the introductory material is a reproduction of the synagogue by the grave of R. Meir Ba’al ha-Nes. There is a testimony on the Berdugo’s family lineage from R. Moses Pardo, claiming it stems from King David through Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel. The family is from Castile and includes R. Moses Alshich and currently is in Tiberius. The text of Mayyim Amukim is in square letters at the top of the page. Below it, in rabbinic letters is Gali Amikta.
Paragraph 2    חידושים על התורה מהרב ... יהודה בירדוגו זלה"ה וספר גלי עמיקתא [ביאור ל"מים עמוקים"] מהרב ... יעקב בירדוגו ז"ל. לקטתיו והוצאתיו לאור אני ... שאר בשרם של הרהמ"ח ז"ל ... יעקב חי בירדוגו ס"ט מעה"ק טבריא ...

דף [2-3]: הקדמה לספר מים עמוקים, מאת ר' יעקב בירדוגו ובנו ר' רפאל דוד בירדוגו. דף [4, ב - 6]: הקדמת המו"ל. דף לה-לו: הוספות ל"גלי עמיקתא", מאת ר' פתחיה מרדכי ב"ר יקותיאל , אחיו של ר' יעקב בירדוגו.

   BE mem 1680; CD-EPI 0122180
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Other:    Morocco
Homiletics:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica