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Lot #    14061
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 11:01:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Vayehal Moshe
Title (Hebrew)    ויחל משה
Author    [Kabbalah] R. Judah Aaron Moses Altschuer
City    Frankfort am Oder
Publisher    Johann C. Bekmann
Publication Date    1691
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Second edition. 64 ff., 197:154 mm., wide margins, usual age and damp staining, old hands. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper over boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Judah Aaron Moses ben Abraham Hanok Altschuer, Rabbi at Kromau, Moravia, about the beginning of the seventeenth century. He was the author of an ethical work known by the title of "Vayehal Moshe" (And Moses Prayed; Ex. xxxii. 11). This, however, is really the name of only the first part of the work; that of the second being "Torat ha-Asham" (Precepts Concerning the Sin-offering). The "Vayehal Moshe" is a kabbalistic ascetic treatise on devotion; while the "Torat ha-Asham" enumerates the various modes of penance for each transgression of the Jewish laws (Prague, 1613; Frankfort-on-the-Oder, 1691; incorporated also in an edition of the daily prayer-book, printed at Amsterdam in 1881-82). Three other works - notably his "Bahure Hemed" (Desirable Young Men, Ezek. xxiii. 6), a commentary on Kimhi's "Miklol," and an independent work on ritual and dogma - are still unpublished.
          
Paragraph 2    חיבור כולל כל דברי היראה והמוסר והתשובה והקדושה. אשר במקרא משנה ותלמוד ... ובמדרש הלבה ואגדה ... ואשר בספר הזוהר והתיקונים וכל שאר ספרי החסידים והמקובלים ... ואחריו חיבור ... תיקוני התשובות על כל עבירה ועבירה מיוסד על פי הסכמת ודעת כל החסידים והמקובלים ז"ל ... והוא נאה לשמו ספר תור"ת האש"ם ... כל אלה הכינו וגם חקרו ... מוהר"ר יהודה אהרן משה נר"ו אלט שוליר ריש מתיבתא דק"ק קרומנויא בן הח"ר אברהם חנוך זצ"לה"ה ... לפרט ו'יחל מ'שה ת'ורת ה'אשם

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Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0110193; JE; Steinschneider, "Cat. Bodl." cols. 331, 1291; Benjacob, "Ozar ha-Sefarim," p. 148
        
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Listing Classification
Period
17th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
Other:    Ethics
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica