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Lot #    5650
Auction End Date    9/16/2003 4:08:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tenufa Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)    תנופה חיים
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Hayyim Palache
City    Izmir
Publisher    Aaron Joshua de Shegura
Publication Date    1875
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 320 ff., folio, 311:201 mm., wide margins, usual damp staining, lacks ff. 161-163 & 165-166. A very good copy bopund in modern half leather boards.
Paragraph 1    Presentation copy - signed on title by the Author's son, R. Joseph Palache.
   R. Hayyim Palache (also called by the acronym Habif; 1788–1869), rabbi and hakham bashi. Born in Izmir (Smyrna), Palache, a member of the distinguished Palache family, was the grandson on his mother's side of R. Joseph Raphael Hazzan (author of Hikrei Lev) and was a disciple of R. Joseph Gatenio (author of Beit Yizhak). He became av bet din in 1837. In 1847 he was appointed as rav sheni ("second rabbi") with the title dayyan, authorized to render judgement alone, and later was awarded the rabbinical title marbiz Torah. His position as marbiz Torah is attested by R. Hayyim Palache himself: "I, the marbiz Torah of this place, the town of Izmir... and its environs" (Male Hayyim: Ha-Takkanot, 42, 74), i.e., the neighboring towns of Izmir as well, such as Tiriya, Manissa, Bergama. In 1855 he was appointed as rav kolel ("chief of the rabbis"; Hayyim ba-Yad (1873), nos. 63, 74, 75). In 1865, at the age of 77, he was appointed hakham bashi of Izmir. Palache was a prolific writer. Many of his manuscripts were burned and a great number were not published, but 26 works were printed.
Paragraph 2    בשולי השער ציון מספר הספר מספרי המחבר: 50. דף שי,ב-שיז,א: דרוש, שלשה הספדים מאת ר' אברהם בן המחבר. מן השנים תרל"ד, תרל"א ותרל"ה. לפי זה קבענו שנת ההדפסה: תרל"ה.
   CD-EPI 0156407
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
Autographed:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica