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Lot #    22433
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 12:54:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Minhat ha-Omer
Title (Hebrew)    מנחת העומר
Author    [Only Ed. - Dedication Copy] R. Solomon Abitbol
City    Djerba - Sefrou, Morocco
Publisher    Haddad
Publication Date    1950
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [5], 103; 59, [4]; 28 ff., folio, 293:200 mm., wide margins, light age staining, old hands. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth boards, split.
Paragraph 1    With dedication in ink on fly by R. Hayyim Abitbol.
   Multipart work comprised of responsa, homilies, and parperot le-hokhmah from R. Amor Abitbol of Sefrou, Morocco, with inclusions from his father R. Solomon Arbitbol. The title page describes it as a book that, “gives goodly words” (Genesis 49:21), a collection of halakhic decisions, more precious than rubies, on the four parts of the Arba’ah Turim. Two wells go out from the Mikdash, “chariots, and horsemen” (Isaiah 22:7), “regularly summoned to the congregation, men of renown” (Numbers 16:2). They are, “two golden sprouts” (Zechariah 12:2), father and son. This all refers to R. Amor Abitbol and to his father R. Solomon Arbitbol. Additional members of the family are also mentioned on the title page. On the verso are the names of M. David Obadia and M. Raphael Botbol who assisted with publication, in Roman letters, and below a note from the publisher Bouaz Haddad as to other items available for sale from him. There is an approbation from R. Saul ibn Daniel, R. Micael Issachar Ankova, and R. Simeon ha-Kohen, and a second approbation from R. Hayyim d’ Syraro, R. Meir Israel, and R. Yedidah Monsinigo. There is also a brief genealogy of the author, and a letter praising the book from R. Jacob Moses Toledano of Tel Aviv. Next is the introduction and several letters pertaining to the book. The text, in two columns in rabbinic type, is, as stated, responsa on al;l four parts of the Shulhan Arukh. It is followed by discourses on the weekly Torah readings and then the parperot le-hokhmah in alphabetic order.

The Arbitbol family of Moroccan was comprised of rabbis, dayyanim, talmudists, and jurists, who led the community of Sefrou. They are referred to in many Moroccan documents (responsa, collections of letters, etc.), mostly unpublished. R. Amor ben Solomon (1782–1854) was a Moroccan scholar, codifier, and dayyan. Born in Sefrou, hel maintained a yeshivah there at his own expense and supported needy scholars. Many communities turned to him with their halakhic problems. His voluminous library contained many rare manuscripts, among them hundreds of letters addressed to him and to his father from all parts of North Africa, particularly Morocco (Ms. British Museum no. OR. 11. 114; a second group is the Benayahu collection). These contain important information about valuable works and manuscripts. Some of his own and his father's responsa were published as Minhat ha-Omer (1950).

Paragraph 2    ... קובץ פסקי דינים ... על סדר ד' טורים ... [מאת] אב ובנו ... ר' שלמה זיע"א למשפחת אביטבול זל"ה, ויפה כח הבן ... מר דיינא ... ר' עמור זצ"ל ... [המביא לבית הדפוס] דוד עובדיה הי"ו. תחת יד השגחת המדפיס והמנהל הראשי ה"ר יצחק בן שלום חדאד ... דף [7-3]: הקדמות ר' ישועה שמשון חיים עובדיה ובנו ר' דוד עובדיה ואיגרת מאת ר' יעקב משה טולידאנו, תל-אביב, ז כסלו תש"ח; חמש איגרות מאת המחבר, ר' שלמה אביטבול, ואליו (בעיקר מאת ר' אליהו הצרפתי). דף א-נט מהספירה השניה: דרושים ... אשר דרש ... מו"ה עמור אביטבול [בן המחבר] ... [4] הדפים כוללים קינות ושירים, מאת עמור אביטבול. דף א-כז: קונטריס פרפראות לחכמה ... לקוטי דינים ומנהגים ... מגאוני קמאי של עיר פאס ... הוא מוהר"ר שמואל אבן דנאן זצו"ל אשר חי במאה התביעית לאלף הששי ... ובנו הגאון סעדיה זצו"ל ... דף כח,א: תוכחה לכמוהה"ר דוד אראג'יל זלה"ה אחד מרבני צפרו הראשונים, ינלב"ע ש' שפ"ה[!]: הישן המתעדן. על מטות זהב ושן ... דף [2]: הסכמת בי דינא רבה למדינת מארוק: ר' שאול אבן דנאן, ר' מיכאל יששכר אנקאווא, ר' שמעון הכהן, תרבט, ב טבת תשי"א; רבני פאס: ר' חיים ד' סירירו, ר' מאיר ישראל, ר' ידידיה מונסונייגו, מרחשון תשי"א.
   EJ; CD-EPI 0105444
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Tunis
Halacha:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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