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Lot #    19293
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 11:24:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Et Kez
Title (Hebrew)    עת קץ
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Isaac Vita ha-Kohen Cantarini
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Solomon Proophs
Publication Date    1710
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [3], 72 ff., 190:140 mm., light age and damp staining, initial 3 and final 2 ff. backed affecting letters. A good copy loose in later boards.
   On the Messiah by R. Isaac Vita ha-Kohen Cantarini (1644–1723), rabbi, author, and physician of Padua, Italy. R. Cantarini graduated in medicine at the University of Padua in 1664, and remained in practice in Padua for the rest of his life. His principal work Pahad Yizhak (Amsterdam, 1685) describes in a curious allusive Hebrew style the anti-Jewish outbreaks at Padua in 1684. He also wrote Et Kez (Amsterdam, 1710), and Ekev Rav (Venice, 1711), and in Latin Vindex Sanguinis (Amsterdam, 1680), a refutation of the blood libel. Some of his responsa figure in the Shemesh Zedakah by R. Samson Morpurgo, and one in the Pahad Yizhak of R. Isaac Lampronti. A popular preacher, R. Cantarini attracted non-Jews also among his hearers. A number of his Italian sermons have been preserved. R. Cantarini also composed occasional poetry, some of which was printed, and left a collection of medical prescriptions. Three of his letters written in Latin to gentile correspondents were published by M. Osimo (Padua, 1856).
Paragraph 2    נותן לחכם יחכם יצחק חיים כהן מהחזנים נר"ו. בשנת ואני תפלתי לך ה' ע'ת' רצון

עם קדם-שער ובו ציור של עקידת יצחק. "מטעמים חשבונות וגימטריאות יוצאות מן הנבואות [ודברי חז"ל] ... ציונים וסימנים על סדר זמנים" של הקץ והגאולה העתידים (דף נד, א). דף מו, ב-מח: " ר' אליהו הלוי [אשכנזי] בא ללמד ונמצא למד בס' השרשים [לר' דוד קמחי] ... לקטתי השגות על שגגות השגותיו". הסכמות: ר' שלמה אאיליון, אמשטרדם, ח שבט ת"ע; ר' יהודא ליב ב"ר אפרים אשר אנשיל המבורג, אמשטרדם ט שבט ת"ע.

   EJ; CD-EPI 0136885
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica