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Lot #    20470
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 12:48:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ginzei ha-Melekh
Title (Hebrew)    גנזי המלך
Author    [Kabbalah - First Ed.] R. Jacob Avihazira
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Moses Lilianthal
Publication Date    1889
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [7], 94 ff., 183:107 mm., nice margins, usual age staining, old hands. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   R. Jacob b. Misod Avihazira (1808-1880) was born in Egypt to a family of kabbalistic scholars and holy men. He served as Judge in Tafilalet, Morocco. A prolific writer and scholar, 12 of his works have been published many more remain in manuscript or have been lost. Many wonderful stories are told of his efforts and achievements in helping Moroccan Jewry survive the hostility of the Arabs. R. Jacob was respected and revered by Jews and gentiles alike. His gravesite draws both for prayers and his intervention in the upper realms. He passed on on his way to Jerusalem.
Paragraph 2    זאת פעולת ... כמוה"ר יעקב אביחצירא זלה"ה ... פירוש להתחלת התור' בשבעים פנים בשלש אופנים [בדרך] פרד"ס ... פי המדבר בן ... המחבר ... אברהם אביחצירא. כולל פירושים לתיבה "בראשית". הפירושים מחולקים ל"שלש אופנים": "תיקון התשובה (דף [א]- לט), "תיקון השכינה" (מ-נה) ו"תיקון הברית" (נו-עו). דף עז-צד: לקוטי שושנים. דף [3,ב-7,ב]: הקדמת בן המחבר, "אברהם אביהצירא," טבריה, תמוז תרמ"ח. דף [2,א-3,א]: הסכמות ב"ד הגדול שבירושלים: ר' "רפאל מאיך פאניז'יל," ר' "יעקב שאול אלישר," תמוז תרמ"ח; ר' "יוסף וויטאל," מחכמי בית אל [ירושלים, בלא תאריך].
   CD-EPI 0105433; Halevy 645
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica