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Lot #    16347
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:28:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shivhai ha-Ari
Title (Hebrew)    שבחי האר'י
Author    [Kabbalah]
City    Aleppo
Publisher    Elijah Hai Sasson
Publication Date    1872
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   48 ff., 143:95 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Stories of R. Isaac Luria (Ari Z'l), includes the story of a bewitched widow and her miraculous recovery. Final 2 ff. are supplications for the correction of sinful evening discharges.

Hebrew printing in Aleppo began in 1865 when Abraham Sasson and his sons set up a printing house, one of the sons having learned the craft in Leghorn. In 1887 Isaiah Dayyan established another printing press with the help of H.P. Kohen from Jerusalem. Two years later they had to cease operation, not being able to obtain a government license. The license was obtained in 1896 and printing resumed and continued until World War I. From 1910 to 1933 Ezra Hayyim Jouegati of Damascus set up a press, having learned the craft with Eliezer Ben-Yehuda in Jerusalem. Another printing press was founded by Ezra Bijo in 1924 and continued until 1925. Altogether, approximately 70 books were printed in Aleppo, mostly works by local scholars, ancient manuscripts found locally, and prayer books of the local rite.

Paragraph 2    ... (שהדפיס... ר' יש"ר [יוסף שלמה רופא דילמדיגו בספרו [תעלמות חכמה עם ספר] מצרף לחכמה [לר' אליהו דילמדיגו]... והגם שנדפסו עוד עם ס' לקוטי הש"ס, [ליוורנו] ש' תק"ן מ"מ אינם נמצאים אפילו א[חד]) לכן השתדלתי להדפיסם בהגהה... מטעיו' וקצת הערות ורמזים... אני... שאול בלא"א... ר' אברהם דיין נר"ו.

דף [א,ב]-ג: הקדמת המגיה, ר' שאול הנז'. דף מח: "תקון עון חלול ד' ועון הקרי". בראש העמוד האחרון: "תקון בשנת העבור". ליקוט מספרים. כולל גם: "מעשה... באשה אחת אלמנה שנכנס רוח א' בה". מ"שבחי האר"י" נשמטו כאן (בדף כז; לח, ב) שני קטעים.

   Beneyahu, Areshet vol. 3, p. 160, #21; Yaari, Aleppo 9; CD-EPI 0170600
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Syria
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica