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Lot #    8263
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 10:30:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Kiseh Elijah
Title (Hebrew)    כסא אליהו
Author    [Kabbalah - Only Ed.] R. Elijah Mani
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Israel b. Abraham Bak
Publication Date    1865
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 88 ff., 166:102 mm., age staining, some chipping final few ff. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Kabbalistis ethical work attributed by Halevy to R. Elijah b. Suleiman (1818–1899) one of the best known Iraqi rabbis, was born in Baghdad, where he studied at the Beit Zilka rabbinical academy and was one of the outstanding pupils of R. Abdallah Somekh. In 1856 he settled in Erez Israel, first in Jerusalem, but two years later he moved to Hebron. He played a prominent role in the development of the Jewish community there. In 1865 he was appointed chief rabbi of Hebron and retained this post until his death. By nature an unassuming and generous man, he was outspoken and adamant in matters of religious observance. He made several journeys on behalf of the Hebron community: to India in 1873; Egypt, 1872 and 1878; and Baghdad 1880. In 1879–80 a fierce argument broke out between R. Elijah and two prominent members of the community, Mercado Romano and R. Rahamim Joseph Franco, which split the community into two factions. In the end R. Elijah's views prevailed. R. Elijah wrote several books dealing with traditional and mystical Jewish studies. Of these, the following were published: Zikhronot Eliyahu, a collection of religious precepts, arranged in alphabetical order, of which two parts appeared (Jerusalem, 1936, 1938); and Karnot Zaddik (Baghdad, 1867). Many of his responsa were published in the Jerusalem Me'assef and in the writings of contemporary rabbinic scholars.
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מיוחס לר' אליהו מאני. עיין: שושנה הלוי, הספרים העבריים שנדפסו בירושלים, מס' 97.

   CD-EPI 0145770; Halevy, Jerusalem Imprints 97; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Other:    Ethics
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica