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Lot #    20358
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 11:52:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Dvar Shmuel
Title (Hebrew)    דבר שמואל
Author    [Anti-Shabbatean - Only Ed.] R. Samuel Aboab
City    Venice
Publisher    Vendramina
Publication Date    1702
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [6], 104 ff., folio, 315:208 mm., old hands, age and damp staining, wide margins, printed on heavy stock. A very good copy bound in modern half leather and cloth boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Responsa in all areas of the Shulkhan Arukh. A five page responsa (95v-97v) describes the Shabbatean movement, Nathan of Gaza, and its excommunication by the Author and the other rabbinical leaders.

R. Shmuel Aboab (1610–1694), Italian rabbi, was born in Hamburg, but at the age of 13 he was sent by his father to study in Venice under R. David Franco, whose daughter he later married. After serving as rabbi in Verona, he was appointed in 1650 to Venice. R. Aboab was renowned for both his Talmudic and general knowledge and was consulted by the greatest of his contemporaries. He had many disciples. Modest, humble, and of a charitable nature he devoted himself with particular devotion to communal matters. He was responsible for obtaining financial support from Western Europe for the communities in Erez Israel, and in 1643 collected funds for the ransoming of the Jews of Kremsier taken captive by the Swedes. R. Aboab was one of the most energetic opponents of the Shabbatean movement. At first he dealt with its followers with restraint, in the hope of avoiding a schism and the possible intervention of the secular authorities. Subsequently, however, he adopted a more rigorous attitude. When Nathan of Gaza reached Venice in 1668, R. Samuel was among the rabbis of Venice who interrogated him on his beliefs and activities.

          
Paragraph 2    ה"ה שאלות ותשובות של הרב... ר' שמואל בכמ"ר אברהם אבוהב זלה"ה...

דף [5-2]: הקדמת בן מעלת הרב המחבר, יעקב בן שמואל אבוהב, שהביא את הספר לדפוס. דף [6]: משמרת הקדש... אשר יצוה את בניו ואת ביתו אחריו לזכותם במשמרת הקדש... קראם וקרבם לפני מטתו השלמה ונשמתו הקדושה. כנגד ארבעה בנים חנן אלהים לו... בכ"ה... אב... שנת א'ד'ו'ן' ש'מ'ו'א'ל' א'ב'ו'ה'ב' [תנ"ד]... דף צה,ב-צו, סי' שעה: טופס כתב שכתב בשם הישיבה הכללית יע"א על ענין שבתי צבי ונתן העזתי: זכרון לבני ישראל. עיין: וויניציאה. חכמים ורבנים. דף צז, סי' שעו: טופס כתב אחר שכתב בשם הישיבה הכללית לעיר אחת על ענין הנ"ל; סי' שעז: טופס כתב פרטי שכתב על ענין הנ"ל לכמוהר"ר יעקב ששפורטש לאמשטרדם. דף קד,א: דברי צעיר המגיהים, דוד בכמ"ר שלמה אלטאראס זלה"ה.

          
Reference
Description
   Friedberg 125; CD-EPI 0105262; EJ; JE
        
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Language:    Hebrew
  
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