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Lot #    14389
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 1:44:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Seder Limud Rosh Hodesh Nisan
Title (Hebrew)    סדר למוד ראש חדש ניסן
Author    [Kabbalah - Liturgy] R. David Samuel Pardo
City    Venice
Publication Date    1800
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2], 12, [1] ff., 170:100 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Order of learning for the month of Nisan according to the custom of אישפלטרו (Spalato?). The title page informs that the material in this book was said every year in the community of אישפלטרו, immediately after morning prayers, in the home of the aged and exalted R. Abraham Elijah Jeshurun, who was also responsible for publishing this work. Seder Limud Rosh Hodesh Nisan is comprised of the Torah readings dealing with the building of the Tabernacle. The title page is dated, “he tent of the upright ישרים (560 = 1800) shall flourish” (Proverbs 14:11). There is a preface from the printer, comprised of ten paragraphs, each ending with elokhim. The text is in a single column in vocalized Hebrew. The name of R. Pardo, the compiler of Seder Limud Rosh Hodesh Nisan, does not appear on the title page, but can be found in the fourth paragraph of the introduction. R. David Samuel ben Jacob Pardo, (1718–1790) was a rabbinical author and poet. Born in Venice, he went to Sarajevo for a time as a result of a dispute over an inheritance, and from there to Spalato, in Dalmatia. From approximately 1738 he was a teacher of children, at the same time studying under the local rabbi, R. Abraham David Papo. Eventually R. Pardo was appointed rabbi of the town. From 1760 he was rabbi of Sarajevo. From 1776 to 1782 he traveled to Erez Israel, settling in Jerusalem where he served as head of the yeshivah Hesed le-Avraham u-Vinyan Shelomo. R. Pardo was regarded as one of Jerusalem's great rabbis. Of his many works his series of commentaries and novellae on tannaitic literature are especially original. His first work was Shoshannim le-David (Venice, 1752), a commentary on the Mishnah. The somewhat sharp language he employed in the first part in criticizing contemporary scholars gave rise to friction between him and R. David Corinaldi and Mas'ud Rokeah in Leghorn. But after he mitigated his language in the second part and published an apology, a reconciliation took place. R. Pardo’s Hasdei David (Leghorn, 1776–90; Jerusalem, 1890) on the Tosefta is considered the most important commentary on this work (the portion on Tohorot, the manuscript of which is in the National Library of Jerusalem, has not been published). He completed the work in Jerusalem on his 68th birthday. Portions of it were published in the Romm Vilna edition of the Talmud with the text of the Tosefta. Similarly, his Sifrei de-Vei Rav (Salonika, 1799), which he commenced in 1786 and was published by his son Abraham after his death, is the most important commentary on the Sifrei. In it he makes use of commentaries of Hillel b. Eliakim, Solomon ibn Okhana, and Eliezer ibn Nahum, all of which he had in manuscript. Other works he wrote are Mikhtam le-David (Salonika, 1772), halakhic decisions and responsa; Maskil le-David (Venice, 1761), a supercommentary on Rashi's biblical commentary; La-Menazze'ah le-David (Salonika, 1765), on those talmudic passages where alternative explanations are given; Mizmor le-David (Leghorn, 1818), notes on the Perot Ginnosar of R. Hezekiah da Silva and R. Hayyim ibn Attar on Shulhan Arukh, Even ha-Ezer. R. Pardo's liturgical poems and prayers are included in the Sephardi daily and festival prayer books. His arrangement of the Avodah for the Day of Atonement, which was adopted in the Sephardi rite, appeared in his Shifat Revivim (Leghorn, 1788).

R. Pardo married a young woman of Spalato, who aided him in literary labors. She bore him three sons, named Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham, and one daughter. The last-named married Abraham Penso, author of the "Appe Zutre" (Salonica, 1798). R. Abraham Pardo married a daughter of the bibliographer R. Hayyim Joseph David Azulai (Hida).

Paragraph 2    שנוהגים לאומרו מדי שנה ושנה בעיר אישפלטרו יע"א, תכף אחר תפלת השחר, בבית... אברהם אליהו ישורון יצ"ו. ועושים צורת תבנית המשכן עם כל כליו הנם בביתו... הובא לבית הדפוס ועל[!] ידי הגביר הנ"ל...

תדפיס מתוך "סדר שכיות החמדה", ויניציאה תק"ס (עד דף יב). בהוצאה זו נדפסו מחדש השער והדף האחרון (בלתי ממוספר).

   EJ; JE; Vin Venice 2129; CD-EPI 0314449
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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