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Lot #    14026
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 10:48:50 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Beit Mo'ed, Beit ha-Sho'evah
Title (Hebrew)    בית השואבה, סדר תפלה לחג הסוכות
Author    [Only Ed. - Kabbalah] R. Judah Shmuel Ashkenazi
City    Livorno (Leghorn)
Publisher    Jacob b. Samuel Ashkenazi & Brothers
Publication Date    1849
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [1], 264 ff., 8vo., 175:113 mm., light age and damp staining, nice margins. A good copy bound in contemporary full leather boards, tooled in gild.
   R. Judah Samuel Ashkenazi (1780?–1849), Palestinian scholar. Ashkenazi went on a mission on behalf of the Tiberius community in 1820, probably to North Africa; visited Gibraltar and Italy; and paid a second visit to North Africa in 1833. Ashkenazi went to Leghorn c. 1842 in order to arrange for the publication of his works, but died there. His most important works are: Yissa Berakhah (Leghorn, 1822), an exposition and halakhic clarification of section 22 of part 2 of the Toledot Adam ve-Havvah of R. Jeroham b. Meshullam dealing with the laws of marriage. The continuation was not published; Geza Yishai, a compendium of laws in alphabetical order (part 1, letters Alef-Yod, Leghorn, 1842).

R. Ashkenazi was especially interested in the Sephardi prayer book. He assembled all the relevant rules and published: Beit Oved (1843), on prayers for week days; Beit Menuhah (1843), for the Sabbath; Beit Mo'ed, part 1 (Beit ha-Sho'evah (Leghorn, 1849)) for Sukkot and Simhat Torah. He died while the book was in process of publication, and as a result of his death the manuscript of the remaining three sections on the other festivals was lost. The colophon contains a eulogy to the Author, who died during publication.

Paragraph 2    חלק בית השואבה; סדר תפלה לחג הסוכות שמיני עצרת ושמחת תורה כמנהג ק"ק ספרדים. בית זה שלישי הוא, לעבודת הקדש בחג הסוכות ושמיני עצרת ושמחת תורה בו סדרתי, לכן בית השואבה שמו קראתי ... אנכי אי"ש ... יהודה שמואל אשכנזי. דף א-צב,א: הלכות סוכה. דף צב-קנט: הלכות לולב (ושאר המינים). דף קס-קע: דיני ערב יום טוב.
   Vinograd, Leghorn 1031; CD-EPI 0172223; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Bindings:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica