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Lot #    5124
Auction End Date    7/15/2003 11:30:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Razuf Ahavah
Title (Hebrew)    רצוף אהבה
Author    [First Ed.] R. Nissim S. Algazi
City    Verona
Publisher    Francesco Rossi
Publication Date    1649
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [146] f., quarto, 213:148 mm., wide margins, mispaginated, pin size wormholes throughout text occasionally affecting single letters, damp stained. A good copy loose in contemporary blind tooled leather boards, rubbed.
   Commentary to the homiletical passages of the tosafists. R. Solomon Nissim b. Abraham Algazi (1610?–c. 1683), the grandson of R. Joseph de Segovia Benveniste, was born in Borsa. He studied under his father and the poet R. Joseph Ganso, as well as R. Joseph Sasson and R. Meir de Boton at their yeshivah in Gallipoli. Algazi settled in Jerusalem in 1635, but was in Smyrna in 1646 - apparently in order to publish some of his works. Here he remained and was considered one of the city's outstanding scholars. He founded a bet midrash whose students included his son-in-law, R. Aaron Lapapa, and R. Hayyim b. Menahem Algazi, later rabbi of Rhodes. R. Algazi opposed Shabbetai Zevi and his followers; together with his son-in-law and other scholars, he excommunicated Shabbetai Zevi and stated that he deserved the death penalty. Compelled to flee and hide outside the city, when Shabbetai Zevi's apostasy became known (1666) he returned to Smyrna and resumed his position. R. Algazi assumed the additional name Nissim on recovering from a serious illness contracted during his travels. He returned to Jerusalem about 1670, and by 1673 was head of the local bet din. R. Algazi achieved a reputation for his saintliness and was reputed as a miracle worker.
Paragraph 2    אשר חברתי ... שלמה בן ... כמה"ר אברהם אלגאזי ז"ל. והוא מחברת ביאור דבורי התוספ' השייכים לענין דרשא כולל חלקי המעלות שכליות ומדותיו' ... בנוי על עמודי ש"ש דין שלום אמת תורה עבוד' ג"ח ... קראתיו מקד' מאז רצוף אהבה. על שהוא רצוף ומחובר לספר. אהבת עולם. שחברתי וכעת בעשותי מהדורא שנית קראתי שמו. אפריון שלמה. והוספתי בו ביאור כמה פסוקים וכמה מאמרים וקצת מסרות השייכות ודרוש מיוחד לתורה. ולחופה. ולמילה. ולאכסניא וקצת לשונות הרמב"ם ז"ל ... 3 העמ' האחרונים: קונדריס אחרון, השמטה מספר יבין שמועה [מאת המחבר, ויניציאה שצ"ט]. כותרות העמודים: רצוף אהבה ואפריון שלמה לסירובין. עיין: מ' בניהו, ידיעות על הדפסת ספרים והפצתם באיטליה - סיני, כרך לד (תשי"ד), עמ' קנח-קנט.
   CD-EPI 0109998; EJ
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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