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Lot #    35022
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 12:26:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Peri ha-Adamah Part IV
Title (Hebrew)    פרי האדמה ח'ד
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Rafael Meyuches
City    Salonica
Publisher    Judah Clay & Mordecai Nahman
Publication Date    1763
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [2], 116, 4 ff., 298:188 mm., light age and damp staining, old hands on title. A good copy loose in old boards, split.
Paragraph 1    The copy of several noted rabbis with their inscriptions on title and title verso.
   Novellae to the Rambam by R. Rafael Meyuches b. Samuel Meyuches (1695–1771), chief rabbi (rishon le-Zion) of Jerusalem. R. Meyuhas was born in Jerusalem and studied in the yeshiva Bet Ya'akov, which he subsequently headed. In 1723 when the troubles of the Jewish community of Jerusalem were aggravated because of the harsh rule of its governor, Yussuf Pasha, R. Raphael was sent by R. Abraham Yizhaki, the rishon le-Zion, to Constantinople to plead for the governor's removal. R. Meyuhas served as av bet din in Jerusalem, his colleagues including R. Isaac Zerahiah Azulai and, much later, his son R. H. J. D. Azulai. In 1756 on the death of R. Israel Jacob Algazi, he was appointed rishon le-Zion. In one of his rulings R. Raphael endeavored to bring about a rapprochement between the Karaites and the Rabbanites, permitting the Karaites to send their children to the talmud torah. Tradition has it, however, that R. Raphael later recanted his ruling. He was the author of: Minhat Bikkurim (Salonika, 1752) on the Talmud; Peri ha-Adamah in 4 parts (ibid., 1752–57 (64?)), novellae on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah with responsa - appended to the fourth part are homilies called Penei ha-Adamah; Mizbah Adamah (ibid., 1777) on the Shulhan Arukh. R. Raphael was the brother of R. Abraham b. Samuel Meyuhas and the father of R. Moses Joseph Mordecai Meyuhas.
Paragraph 2    ספר פרי האדמה [מדע-שופטים]... וספר עטור הבכורים (על הש"ס) וספר פני האדמה [דרשות על התורה]... והוגה על ידי... יצחק הירירה.

דפוס השותפים יאודה קלעי ומרדכי נחמן. שנת ות'ק'ו'ה ט'ו'ב'ה [תקכ"ג]. [2] קטז, ד, ו דף.

   CD-EPI 0147616; EJ
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica