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Lot #    34952
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 12:00:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Simhat Ha-Regel
Title (Hebrew)    שמחת הרגל - הגדה של פסח
Author    [Haggadah - Kabbalah] R. H. J. D. Azulai (Hida)
City    Lemberg
Publisher    זלמן ליב פלעקיר ושותפיו
Publication Date    1862
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1], 56, [1] ff., 4°, 250:180 mm., light age, food and wine staining, wide margins. A good copy not bound.
   With the Kabbalistic commentary of R. Hayyim Joseph David Azulai (known by his Hebrew acronym HIDA, 1724–1806), halakhist, kabbalist, emissary, and bibliographer. The Hida was born in Jerusalem; he was descended on his father's side from a prominent family of rabbis and kabbalists from Spain while his mother was a daughter of Joseph Bialer who had gone to Erez Israel with R. Judah Hasid in 1770. He studied under some of the outstanding Jewish scholars of his age including R. Jonah Navon, R. Isaac ha-Kohen Rapoport, and R. Hayyim ibn Attar. R. Azulai attained early eminence in Jewish studies and was regarded by the Jewry of the Ottoman Empire and of Italy as the leading scholar of his generation. He was highly esteemed, too, by the Jews of Germany, especially after the publication of his works. Possessed of great intellectual powers and many-faceted talents, he combined a religious and mystical ardor with an insatiable intellectual curiosity. Added to these were critical ability, a facile pen, and a boundless capacity for work. He spent most of his active years traveling abroad as an emissary of the communities of Erez Israel for the collection of funds for the upkeep of the academies and scholars. He ended his mission in 1778 in Leghorn, where he spent the rest of his life. Many stories are related of the wonders and miracles he performed. Pilgrimages were made to his tomb at Leghorn until 1960, thereafter in Jerusalem where his remains were reinterred.
Paragraph 2    ... על הגדה של פסח [עם הפנים] מהרב ... חיים יוסף דוד אזולאי זצוקלה"ה ... הובא לביה"ד ע"י ... הירש ווייס נ"י ובנו ר' וואלף ווייס נ"י בוכהענדליר בעיר טארני.

מדף ל עד דף לז נשתבשו סימוני הדפים. הסכמה: ר' ישראל רפאפורט, טארני, יב כסלו תרכ"ב. על-פי ההוצאה הראשונה, ליוורנו תקמ"ב, מלבד שינויים קלים בנוסח ההגדה ובתוספת הפיוטים שבסוף ההגדה לפי נוסח אשכנז. בהוצאה זו השתתף ישראל אלימלך שטאנד. עיין הוצאת Lemberg תרכ"ד. בטופס שהיה במכירת "יודאיקה", אביב תשנ"ה, מס' 58, נשמטו מהשער שמות המביאים לדפוס, מקום הדפוס, המדפיס והתאריך.

   Yudlov 1162; Yaari 863; CD-EPI 0185326; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Haggadah:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica