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Lot #    6080
Auction End Date    11/18/2003 1:02:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Keter Torah
Title (Hebrew)    כתר תורה
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Samuel Avila
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Solomon Proophs
Publication Date    1725?
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [3], 113 ff., quarto, 200:165 mm., corners rounded, small repair to title affecting text, bound in modern cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Samuel b. Moses Avila (b. 1688), talmudic scholar in Morocco. Born in Meknes, R. Avila studied under R. Hayyim ibn Attar (the First), whose granddaughter he married, and under Joseph b. Bahatit. He began preaching publicly when he was about 20 years old. An affluent merchant, he left Meknes for Sale and Rabat because of the excessive taxes levied upon him by the community. Part of his work, Keter Torah (Amsterdam, 1725), which he calls "a guide for scholars and for the conduct of communal affairs," was written to prove that scholars should be exempt from communal taxation, probably as a result of his own experiences. At the end of this work is his commentary to tractate Nazir. He also wrote Ozen Shemu'el (Amsterdam, 1715), homilies and eulogies; and Me'il Shemu'el, still in manuscript.
          
Paragraph 2    דברי מוסר ... להודיע הדרך אשר ילכו בה רבני גולה חכמי עיר ועיר ... גם הנהגת כל קהלה ... חברו ... מוהר"ר שמואל די אבילה נר"ו מק"ק מכנסא יצו' בעל מחבר ספר אוזן שמואל ... בסוף הספר ... הגהות נכונות על מסכת נזיר ברשי ותוס' יען המסכת הנז' מלא טעיות.

דף [1,ב-3,ב]: הסכמות ר' שלמה אאילייון, אמשטרדם, ערב ראש-השנה תפ"ו; ר' משה ב"ר חיים ן עטר, אגאדיר, פרשת לך תפ"ה; ר' שלמה ב"ר מרדכי הכהן אלכלאץ ור' שמואל ב"ר שלמה קארו, סאלי, כא מרחשון, [ת]פ"ג; ר' יהודה ן' עטר ור' יעקב ב"ר ראובן אבן צור, פאס, כ מנחם-[אב] תפ"ב.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0105459; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Holland:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Ethics
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica