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Lot #    6038
Auction End Date    11/18/2003 11:38:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Helkum B'Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)    חלקם בחיים
Author    [First Ed.] R. Hayyim Palache
City    Izmir
Publisher    Ben Zion Benjamin Roediti
Publication Date    1874
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 114 ff., folio, 313:209 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather, rubbed and split.

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    ... הספדא... על סילוקן של צדיקים ונשים צדקניות... שדרשתי... בבתי מדרשות (מו'ל סו'ף דרושים למילה [דרוש כו-כח])... המחבר... חיים פאלאג'י...

בשולי השער 40; מספר סידורי לפרסומי המחבר. בספר נכללו הספדים מאת אבי המחבר, ר' יעקב (דרוש כד) ומאת בן המחבר, ר' אברהם (דרוש כה, לג). דרוש כט-לב, לד: הספדים על פטירת המחבר, מאת חברו ר' יעקב יעבץ, חתנו ר' בן-ציון ג'וקריאל ובניו ר' יוסף, ר' רחמים נסים יצחק ור'אברהם. דרוש לה: לנשואין, מאת אבי המחבר. דף קז-קיב, א: מכתבי תנחומים וקינות על פטירת המחבר, שהגיעו מקהילות שונות בעולם. השמטות לספר נדפסו בספריו: עמודי חיים, אזמיר תרל"ה, וקול החיים, אזמיר [תר"ם].

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica