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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
   Only edition. [3], 113 ff., quarto, 200:165 mm., corners rounded, small repair to title affecting text, bound in modern cloth boards.
   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.

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