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Lot #    22109
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 10:12:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    She'erit ha-Nahalah
Title (Hebrew)    שארית הנחלה - נחלה לישראל
Author    R. Israel Moses ben Eliezer Hazan
City    Alexandria
Publisher    Solomon Ottelenghi
Publication Date    1862
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [2], v: [1], 115, [2] pp., quarto 250:185 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in later half cloth boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Enlarged responsa on the obligation of deciding laws of inheritance according to Torah law by R. Israel Moses ben Eliezer Hazan. First published as Nahalah le-Yisrael (Vienna, 1851), this is an expanded edition concerning a dispute between a merchant and two emissaries of Erez Israel. The entire work was intended as part of a yet larger title, Nezah Yisrael, extant in manuscript, which was an attack on the Vikku'ah al Hokhmat ha-Kabbalah of R. S.D. Luzzatto. On the verso of the title page is a dedication followed by an introduction py the financier and then the text. At the back is an Italian title page stating that it is Successione per Israel voto dell' Eccellentissimo Signore I. M. Hazan, Membro del Tribunale Superiore di Gerusalemme. Attuale Rabbino Maggiore dell' Universita Israelitica di Alessandria. Con Appendice Sceerit Anakata (Residuo alla Successione) with an Italian introduction.

R. Israel Moses ben Eliezer Hazan (Hazzan, 1808-63). He was taken by his father to Jerusalem (1811), where he was educated under his grandfather, R. Joseph ben Ḥayyim Hazan. In 1840 he became a member of a rabbinical college; in 1848 he was appointed "meshullah" (messenger). While at Rome he was elected chief rabbi. In 1852 he resigned this office for the rabbinate of Corfu, and in 1857 he was called to the rabbinate of Alexandria. In 1862 he went to Jaffa; but, being in ill health, he removed to Beirut, where he died. He was buried in Sidon. In Rome and in Corfu he was held in high esteem, and the poet Ludwig August Frankl, who saw him in Corfu (1856), speaks in glowing terms of his venerable personality. While a champion of Orthodoxy, he possessed sufficient independence of mind to protest against the superstitious practises customary among the Jews of Rome, who insisted on washing corpses with warm water, and who would not allow a clock in the yard of the synagogue. He wrote a letter condemning the reforms advocated in the Brunswick rabbinical conference (published in the collection "Kin'at Ziyyon," Amsterdam, 1846). "Konṭres Kedushat Yom-Tov Sheni," an argument in favor of retaining the second holy days (ib. 1855); "Divre Shalom ve-Emet," a reply (in the form of an address to the Israelites of Great Britain by a Levite) to a Reform pamphlet (Hebrew and English, London, 1856); "Iyye ha-Yam," responsa of the Geonim, with his notes (Leghorn, 1864); "Kerak shel Romi," responsa (ib. 1876). Other responsa, with homilies and an apology for the Cabala, remain in manuscript.

          
Paragraph 2    ... ועתה נדפס פ"ב [פעם ב] ... עם תוספות חדשות (הערות ... שמצאתי אני דוד (משה ... בן ... מר שמואל ... דידיע מאג'אר) המוציא לאור ... מכ"י ... המחבר נר"ו בגליון ספרו. תשובות [!] הרב (ר' אליהו ישראל בכ"ר יצחק נר"ו אב"ד ור"מ בארץ מצרים) ... אשר הגיעה ליד ... המחבר ... ברומי ... אחרי גמר הדפוס ... קונטריס ... בהבדלת הנרדפים ... קונטריס שארית הנחלה) ... נא אמון-אלכסנדריאה של מצרים, שנת ב'ר'כ'ת' ה'' לפ"ג

ספירה שנייה, עם שער מיוחד: ספר שארית הנחלה; ויכוח שואל ומשיב. בראשונה היה נטמן בתוך חיבור נצח ישראל ... עודינו בכ"י למרן ... בעל נחלה לישראל נר"ו (על ויכוח הקבלה שחיבר ... שד"ל [שמואל דוד לוצאטו ] נר"ו נגד הזוהר וחכמת האמת) ... ואני המוציא לאור ... הצלתי לי משם קונטריס זה (וכשנגיע לתחילת ויכוחם בחכמת האמת שם אשמיט כל מה שעבר ... בויכוח ... ונתחיל מדברים עצמיים ... לדעת איך הנחלה דאורייתא היא טבעית גמורה) ... V עמ': הסכמות חכמי הנוצרים על ספר נחלה לישראל, באיטלקית.

          
Reference
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   EJ; JE; CD-EPI 0133516
        
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Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Egypt
  
Subject
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Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew, Italian
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica