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Lot #    34895
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 11:36:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Zera Emet Vol. II
Title (Hebrew)    ספר שו'ת זרע אמת חלק ב
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Ishmael ha-Kohen
City    Livorno (Leghorn)
Publisher    Wais, Meldola
Publication Date    1796
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 200, 15 ff., 2°, 285:190 mm., nice margins, usual age and damp staining. A good copy bound in modern cloth over boards.
   Responsa by R. Ishmael b. Abraham Isaac ha-Kohen (1723–1811), rabbi of Modena, enjoyed a high standing in the Jewish world generally and was the last Italian rabbi who was accepted throughout the rabbinic world as a halakhic authority. R. Ishmael was among those invited by Napoleon to answer questions put to the Assembly of Jewish Notables which took place in Paris in 1806. From his replies on this occasion as well as from his other halakhic rulings, both published and in manuscript, he emerges as a rabbi alive to the needs of the times and inclined to narrow the gap between them and traditions. His realistic and moderate approach is clearly revealed in his responsa published under the name Zera Emet (pt. 1, Leghorn, 1785; pt. 2, ibid., 1796; pt. 3, Reggio, n.d.), see especially pt. 1, nos. 69, 74, and 89; pt. 2, no. 107; and pt. 3, nos. 32, 33, and 42. Many responsa remain unpublished.
Paragraph 2    ... פעולת... ר' ישמעאל הכהן נר"ו אב בית דין ריש מתא וריש מתיבתא בעיר... מודונא...

חלק ב: חלק יורה דעה... ומחובר לטהור בא יבא קיצור הלכות טרפיות... אשרי המחק"ה ויגי"ה אורו... בן אחותו... יעקב נוניס ואיס. ליוורנו, דפוס יעקב נוניס ואיס ורפאל מילדולה, שנת כי שפתי כהן י'ש'מ'ר'ו' דעת ותורה יבקשו מפיהו כי מלאך ה' צבאות הוא [תקנ"ו, 1796]. [2], ר; טו דף. סי' יח: נימוקים שמצאתי מכ"י הרב כמהר"ר יהודה בריאל זצ"ל ר"מ דק"ק מנטובה ובו י"ו סעיפים ובהם קצת הגהות ממני... המחבר. טו דף: קיצור הלכות טריפות.

   CD-EPI 0139406; EJ
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica