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Lot #    29081
Auction End Date    1/25/2011 11:18:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Halakhah le-Moshe, Part I
Title (Hebrew)    הלכה למשה, חלק א
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Hayyim Moses Amarillo
City    Salonica
Publisher    Bezalel Ashkenazi
Publication Date    1752
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition, [2], 152, 58, [8] ff., 297:194 mm., wide margins, age and damp staining, old hands. A very good copy bound in modern boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Novellae by R. Hayyim Moses b. Solomon Amarillo (1695–1748). R. Hayyim Moses was born in Salonika, where he studied under his father Solomon, who before his death appointed him his successor as preacher in the Talmud Torah congregation. The community, however, opposed this appointment and on the death of R. Solomon they prevailed upon R. Joseph David, author of Bet David, to accept the position. R. Hayyim Moses filled many posts in Salonika, teaching in his father's yeshiva and enacting local takkanot. With the outbreak of plague in 1724 he fled. In 1733 he was in Constantinople. Upon R. Joseph David's death in 1736, R. Hayyim Moses was appointed one of the three chief rabbis.

R. Amarillo was a prolific writer and the following of his works have been published: 1) Devar Moshe in three parts (Salonika, 1742, 1743, 1750), responsa. The laws of divorce, which constituted sections of parts 1 and 3, were published as Simhat Moshe (Leghorn, 1868); (2) Halakhah le-Moshe in two parts (Salonika, 1752), on the fourth book of Maimonides' Yad, Nashim. At the end of each chapter he gives a précis of the laws with explanations; (3) Yad Moshe (ibid., 1751), sermons. He also edited his father's books, Penei Shelomo (1717) and Kerem Shelomo (1719), and also wrote an introduction to the responsa, Edut be-Ya'akov (Salonika, 1720), of R. Jacob di Boton.

          
Paragraph 2    ...סובב הולך על ... הרמב"ם זל"הה בספר היד החזקה. על ד' הלכות הנה הנם הלכות נזקי ממון והלכות גניבה והלכות גזילה ואבידה והל' מכירה ... הדת נתנה מגבר ... כמהר"ר חיים משה אמארילייו

חלק א: הלכות נזקי ממון והלכות גניבה. שנת ובאו ו'נ'ת'נ'ו' איש כיסו [תקי"ב]. [2], קנב, נח, [8] דף. דף [1,ב-2,א]: הקדמת אחי המחבר, ר' אהרן אמארילייו. דף [2]: הקדמת בן אחי המחבר, ר' שלמה ב"ר יצחק אמארילייו. דף [2,ב]: הקדמת המגיה בן המחבר, ר' שמואל אמארילייו.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0120957; D.A. Pipano, Shalshelet Rabbanei Saloniki ve-Rabbanei Sofia (1925), 7a; Rosanes, Togarmah, 5 (1938), 23–24; M. Benayahu, in: Aresheth, 1 (1958), 226; I.S. Emmanuel, Mazzevot Saloniki, 2 (1968), nos. 1445, 1517; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
  
Subject
Novellae:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica