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Bidding Information
Lot #    34892
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 11:35:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Korban Aaron
Title (Hebrew)    קרבן אהרן
Author    R. Aaron ibn Hayyim
City    Dessau
Publisher    Elijah b. Moses of Dessau
Publication Date    1742
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [2], 20, 260 ff., folio, 335:215 mm.,nice margins, usual light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth over boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   An extensive exposition of the Sifra with an introduction entitled Middot Aharon, explaining the 13 hermeneutical rules of R. Ishmael and their development and application. The work was held in high esteem by Ibn Hayyim's contemporaries and in subsequent generations, and in fact was largely responsible for the Sifra becoming a subject of study. In the main it aims at a literal exposition of the text and even when Ibn Hayyim indulges in casuistic interpretations, his regard for the plain meaning is apparent.

R. Aaron ibn Hayyim (1545–1632), rabbi and commentator. Ibn Hayyim was born in Fez and studied at the yeshivot of his father, of R. Vidal ha-Zarefati, and of R. Joseph Almosnino. He was appointed a member of the bet din of Vidal in Fez, but in 1606 left for Egypt. In 1609 he went to Venice to publish his book, Korban Aharon (1609), and remained there at least three years. From there he traveled to the countries of the Orient and finally settled in Jerusalem, where he died. Among those who eulogized him were R. Azariah Figo and R. Leone Modena. Ibn Hayyim's fame rests on his commentaries to the Sifra (this lot), Mekhilta and the Sifrei, to the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Song of Songs, but only his Lev Aharon on Joshua and Judges, giving both the literal meaning and aggadic exposition, has been published (Venice, 1609). Some of his responsa appear in the works of his contemporaries.

          
Paragraph 2    והוא פירוש לספר ספרא [עם הפנים]... חברו... ר' אהרן אבן חיים נר"ו... נתעורר... ר' אליהו יצ"ו בן ... ר' משה דעסויא זצ"ל נין ונכד להגאון מהרמ"א... להדפיסו שנית... והוגה ע"י חתנו... ר' נתן נר"ו ש"ץ דק"ק קאליש...

הסכמות: ר' יחזקאל ב"ר אברהם מבית קצנעלפגון, המבורג, ראש- חודש סיון תצ"ט; ר' ברוך כהנא רפאפורט, פירדא, כח שבט תק"ב; ר' ארי' ליב [ב"ר שאול], אמשטרדם, כד תשרי תק"א; רבני פרנקפורט דמיין: ר' יואל עגרש, ר' משה ראפף הומבורג, ר' בנימין וואלף טורלך ור' שניאור זיסקינד ב"ר זנוויל שטערן, איסרו חג דשבועות ת"ק; ר' צבי הירש ב"ר נפתלי הירץ [אשכנזי], הלברשטט, יג מנחם- [אב] תצ"ט; ר' דוד ב"ר נפתלי הירש [פרענקל], דעסא, יט אייר תצ"ט; ר' מרדכי ב"ר אברהם [טאקלעס] מליסא, ברלין, ו ניסן ת"ק; ר' משה ב"ר יעקב הלוי ברנדס, מגנצא, ה תמוז תצ"ד.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0155003; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Novellae:    Checked
Other:    Midrash
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica