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Lot #    16399
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:54:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ir David
Title (Hebrew)    עיר דוד
Author    [Only Ed.] R. David ben Aaron ha-Cohen
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Joel Moses Solomon
Publication Date    1880
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [1], 36 ff., octavo, 160:90 mm., usual age staining. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Ethical work written in Jerusalem (Ir David) written for the sake of heaven לש"ש by R. David ben Aaron ha-Cohen of Vilna. Its purpose is to remove from the hearts of men the enticements of their urges. Specifically, when they see the certain good that will be realized at the end of time, for which we wait the entire year with the pining of our eyes. When the year concludes many are dejected and negatively affected. Therefore, R. Cohen brings details and examples to show that throughout the year there are verses that instruct on the good and the converse. If we merit, the Lord will bestow good upon us, if we will hearken to His voice. The verso of the title page has a New Years greeting wishing all to be written and sealed for the coming year, set within a border, and with a seal showing the Western Wall. The text is in two parts. In the first part Ir David includes an enumeration and details of the burial places of the righteous in Erez Israel by location. At the end of the book (36b) is a listing of the numbers of “our brothers the Ashkenazim” in locations in the holy cities of Erez Israel.
Paragraph 2    ... להוציא מלבות ב"א [בני אדם] ... המתפתים... וכשרואים פרט טוב חושבים לודאי כי כבר הגיע הקץ... הבאתי איזה פרטים לדוגמא להראות כי בכל שנה יש פסוקים המורים על הטובה והפוכם... דברי... דוד בא"א מו"ה אהרן הכהן מווילנא, בירושלם ...
   BE ayin 569; Halevy, Jerusalem, p. 139 no. 350; CD-EPI 0140350
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Other:    Ethics
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica