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Lot #    19220
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 10:47:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ben Meir
Title (Hebrew)    בן מאיר - הגדה של פסח
Author    [Haggadah - Only Ed.] R. Meir ben Abraham Korkus
City    Mogador
Publisher    Solomon Hadida
Publication Date    1925
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 95 ff., 195:128 mm., wide margins, light age and use staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Part two of Ben Meir, a haggadah with Judeo-Arabic commentary, being the only haggadah published in Mogador, by R. Meir ben Abraham Korkus of Mogador, Morocco.

Part I on the laws of the Sabbath was printed in Jerusalem in 1913 to enlighten the earth on hilkhot Shabbat according to the Shulhan of the Beit Yosef, primarily in Judeo-Arabic with Hebrew, all in Hebrew letters. The title page adds that it is with poskim, rishonim and ahronim (early and later sages), translated into the Arabic language, spoken in our land, Morocco, so that the reader may speedily utilize it, whether sage, simple, or doesn’t know to inquire, all from the table of Maran (R. Joseph Karo), “instruction of wisdom” (Proverbs 1:3) to arouse those who slumber. It begins with reasons for those who love commentaries on Shabbat, sweet dainties, the time of sunset, morning, for every Jew who has to know the time to recite Shema, to light Shabbat candles, etc. The verso of the title page has a vignette of the Western Wall, followed by approbations from R. יאודה ן' מוייאל and R. Jacob bar Isaac bar Abraham ha-Kohen, both ס"ט (Sephardi Tahor). There is also a full page approbation from R. Jacob Joseph אפריאט סל"ט. Next is the author’s introduction concluding with a vignette of the tomb of R. Meir ba’al ja-Nes, a second introduction from R. Meir Korkus, and the text in two columns in square letters. In addition to the discourses and laws of Shabbat there is also a commentary on the book of Esther, an index of the contents, concludes with four pages of charts for determining times.

Paragraph 2    ... (המחבר) מאיר הי"ו, בר ... דון אברהם בר... ר' שלמה קורקוס ז"ל (בכה"ר... אברהם... בכה"ר... יאודה... בכה"ר... מסעוד קורקוס... ממגורשי ספרד ... בעי"ת [בעיר תהלה] אצוירא <מוגאדור>). נאום המעתיק אבי (אברהם בר... יוסף) ן' עטר ... פה מוגאדור... חלק [א]-ב.

הסכמות: ר' יאודה ן' מוייאל, אצוירא, ראש-חודש תמוז תר"ע; - [חלק א] ר' יעקב בר יצחק בר אברהם הכהן, מוגאדור, כח סיון תרע"א; - [חלק א] ר' יעקב יוסף ב"ר משה אפריאט, המשתלח מעה"ק צפת, אצוירא, ראש-חודש אייר תרע"ב. - [חלק א]

חלק ב: הלכות פסח. מוגאדור, דפוס שלמה חאדידא, תרפ"ה. צה דף. כולל תפילת ערבית לפסח, הגדה של פסח עם תרגום לערבית, דיני פסח בערבית, שיר השירים ושלושה פיוטים, מאת מאיר אוזנכוט.

   CD-EPI 0201025; Yudlov 2994
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    North Africa
Haggadah:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica