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Lot #    5492
Auction End Date    9/16/2003 10:54:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Parah Matteh Aharon
Title (Hebrew)    פרח מטה אהרן
Author    R. Aaron b. Hayyim Abraham Ha'Kohen Perahyah
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Moses Mendes Coitinho
Publication Date    1703
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 2 volumes, [3], 249, [1 blank]; [3], 168, [1 blank] ff., folio, dampstained with light foxing in lower margins, extra wide margins. A very good copy bound in the original uniform calf on wood boards, embossed with medallion on front and rear panels, remainer of clasps, spine taped. With unrecorded Spanish dedication in volume two.
   Responsa which reflect the contemporary condition of Turkish Jewry in general and of Salonikan Jewry in particular. Includes two Spanish dedications of the editor Hazriel Acoen Perahia to the Governors of the Sephardic congregation and Talmud Torah of Amsterdam.

R. Aaron b. Hayyim Abraham Ha'Kohen Perahyah (1627?–1697), rabbi and halakhic authority of Salonika. Perahyah was born in Salonika and studied there under R. Asher b. Ardut ha-Kohen, R. Hasdai ha-Kohen Perahyah, and R. Hayyim Shabbetai. In 1689 he succeeded R. Elijah Covo as chief rabbi of Salonika. He was regarded as an important posek among Salonika rabbis. His other works are: Pirhei Kehunnah (Amsterdam 1709), novellae to the tractates Bava Kamma, Bava Mezia, Ketubbot, Gittin, Avodah Zarah, and Kiddushin; Bigdei Kehunnah (Saloniki 1753), eulogies and homilies; and Zikhron Devarim (ibid., 1758), source references for the Arba'ah Turim of Jacob b. Asher. In his Parah Matteh Aharon he mentions another work, on Alfasi, of which nothing is known.

Paragraph 2    ... משאלות ותשובות אשר... חבר... ר' אהרן בכמוהר"ר חיים אברהם הכהן זצוק"ל. אשר אור תורתו היתה זורחת בעיר... שאלוניקי... חלק א-ב. דף [3,א]: הקדמת בן הרב המחבר, ר' עזריאל הכהן פרחיה. דף קסח,א (חלק ב): התנצלות המגיה, ר' אהרן עבאש: לא הגהתי דבר מלבי אלא... הביאתי לפני... מ"ו (ר' שלמה אאיליון)... כדי שהוא... יעמידנו על האמת... ברם דברים רבים... לא מלאו לבו להגיה... אלא הניחו כמו שהוא.
   CD-EPI 0159095 (does not record Spanish dedication in v. II); EJ; Fuks, Holland # 576 (does not record Spanish dedication in v. II)
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
History:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Spanish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica