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Lot #    35264
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 1:56:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    She'elot u-Teshuvot Maharam Alashkar
Title (Hebrew)    שו'ת מהר'ם אלשקר
Author    R. Moses b. Isaac Alashkar
City    Sudilkov
Publisher    Isaac Witzenfeld
Publication Date    1834
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2], 60 ff., 2°, 370:224 mm., wide margins, age and damp stained. A very good copy loose in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.
   Responsa by R. Moses b. Isaac Alashkar (1466–1542), who was born in Spain, studied in his youth with R. Samuel Valensi in Zamora. In 1492, when the Jews were expelled from Spain, R. Alashkar sailed to North Africa. On board he was kept below deck with other Jewish refugees, and nearly drowned when the ship foundered. He wrote a poem; "Be-Mah Akaddem," inspired by this experience. R. Alashkar settled in Tunisia, but when the Spaniards landed in North Africa in 1510 and part of the Jewish population made prisoner, R. Alashkar fled. He resettled in Patras, Greece, where he established a yeshivah. R. Alashkar later emigrated to Egypt, and in 1522 became dayyan in Cairo, where he distinguished himself as a talmudist. His halakhic decisions were widely cited; he also corresponded with most of the outstanding rabbis, e.g., R. Elijah Capsali, R. Levi b. Habib, and R. Jacob Berab. R. Alashkar was involved in halakhic disputes with R. Samuel b. Sid and R. Jacob Berab. In a poem and in a letter to R. Levi b. Habib, R. Alashkar complained about the hostility toward him in Cairo. The dissensions eventually led to his departure to Jerusalem, where he died.
Paragraph 2    סי' א וסי' עו נשמטו על ידי הצנזורה. קכא סימנים. סי' קיז: "השגות שהשגתי על ספר האמונו' שחבר החכם ר' שם טוב ן' שם טוב הדובר על הרב הגדול צדיק יסוד עולם הרמב"ם ז"ל עתק בגאוה ובוז". השגות אלו נדפסו גם כספר בפני עצמו, בפירארא שי"ז. בסוף הספר חמש בקשות ותפילה: 1. מחול חובי ושא פשעי יי רצה ניבי והגיוני יי. 2. אדון הכל וכל הכל מכלכל ולו הכל והוא יכול ונורא. 3. בכל מהלל אהלל לאלהי ויתעלה עלי כל התהלה. 4. אדון עולם לך עיני נשואות ושל מי ישעך כל חי צמאים. 5. אלהי בלתך אין לי מנחם זכור רחם ושא חטאת כתובה. [באוצר השירה והפיוט בטעות: אלהי אין בלתך לי]. 6. במה אקדם יי אכף לאלהי מרום אם ימדו שמים וגלגליהם. הבקשות והתפילה חזרו ונדפסו במהד' סדילקאב.
   CD-EPI 0109891
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
Blue Paper:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica