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Lot #    14144
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 11:42:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Two Hida works in one volume
Title (Hebrew)    מורה באצבע, צפורן שמיר
Author    [Kabbalah] R. Hayyim Joseph David Azulai (Hida)
City    London
Publisher    Judah Loeb b. Alexander
Publication Date    1791
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1], 26; 31, [1] ff., 165:104 mm., light age and damp staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in modern half vellum boards.
   Moral, ethical, halachic, and Kabbalistic works by R. Hayyim Yoseph David Azulai (known by his Hebrew acronym HIDA, 1724–1806), halakhist, kabbalist, emissary, and bibliographer. The Hida was born in Jerusalem; he was descended on his father's side from a prominent family of rabbis and kabbalists from Spain while his mother was a daughter of Joseph Bialer who had gone to Erez Israel with R. Judah Hasid in 1770. He studied under some of the outstanding Jewish scholars of his age including R. Jonah Navon, R. Isaac ha-Kohen Rapoport, and R. Hayyim ibn Attar. R. Azulai attained early eminence in Jewish studies and was regarded by the Jewry of the Ottoman Empire and of Italy as the leading scholar of his generation. He was highly esteemed, too, by the Jews of Germany, especially after the publication of his works.

Many wonderful stories were related of the wonders and miracles Azulai performed. Pilgrimages were made to his tomb at Leghorn until, some 150 years after his death, in 1960, his remains were reinterred in Jerusalem.

Paragraph 2    ... אמרתי להעלותו מחדש על מזבח הדפוס ... יוסף דוד סיראנו ס"ט. בסדר ובשנת ואלה המשפטי'ם' א'ש'ר' תשים לפניהם

לא הדפים האחרונים, עם שער מיוחד: צפורן שמיר ... ראינו שני טפסים בהם נוספו בסוף הספר (אחרי דף לא) ז דף, בלי שער: "שיר היחוד אשר תקנו בני משה מעבר לנהר סמבטיון". בדף האחרון הסכמת "בי דינא רבא דק"ק ספרדים אשר פה לונדון", שניתנה ליוסף דוד סיראנו "מתושבי עה"ק ירושלים תוב"ב וכעת בשליחותייהו דרבני צפת", חתומה על-ידי ר' אהרן סא, ר' דוד אינריקוס יוליאן ור' חסדאי אלמושנינו, בעשור ראשון לאדר-א תקנ"א.

   CD-EPI 0108589; EJ
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
England:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica