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Lot #    5518
Auction End Date    9/16/2003 11:46:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ma'aseh Avraham
Title (Hebrew)    מעשה אברהם
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Nissim Abraham Ashkenazi
City    Izmir
Publisher    Jacob & Brothers Sons of Samuel Ashkenazi
Publication Date    1855
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [1], 273 ff., folio, 312:200 nn,m wide margins, light age and damp staining, old stamp on title. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather boards, split and rubbed.
   R. Nissim Abraham b. Raphael Ashkenazi (1790?–1860), dayyan and rabbi of Smyrna. He was taught by his father, and one of his first responsa, dated 1816, notes his father's approval of his ruling. He was appointed rabbi in 1838. R. Ashkenazi compiled Nehmad le-Mareh, a commentary on the Jerusalem Talmud, in which he collected comments of the tosafists, the other early commentators, and, in particular, of later commentators. To these he added his own explanations of difficult passages. The work was published in four parts: Zera'im (Salonika, 1833), Mo'ed (ibid., 1846), Nashim (Smyrna, 1857), Nezikin ve-Niddah (ibid., 1861). His other published works are Darash Avraham (Salonika, 1841–48), in two parts, a collection of sermons arranged in the order of the Pentateuch (to which are appended his father's sermons, entitled Mareh Adam, with his notes); Ma'aseh Avraham (Smyrna, 1855), the first part of his two volumes of responsa; and Na'eh le-Hodot (Leghorn, 1865), a homiletical commentary on the Psalms. Ashkenazi also published his father's book, Mareh ha-Gadol (1820–31). Ashkenazi was known for his saintly ways and was a friend of the great sage, R. Hayyim Palaggi, whose eulogy to Ashkenazi is printed in his Helkam ba-Hayyim (1874).
Paragraph 2    ...שו"ת הערות וחקירות ... וחמשים עלו מחלק א"ח [אורח חיים] ... ששים המה מחלק יורה דעה ... ועשרה על חלק אה"ע [אבן העזר] ... מספר הארבעים מחלק חה"מ [חושן ממשפט] ... פי המדבר ... נסים אברהם אשכנזי ס"ט ...
   CD-EPI 0121563; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica