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Lot #    8330
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 11:37:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Bet Menuha Seder Tephillah
Title (Hebrew)    בית מנוחה סדר תפלה
Author    [Liturgy - First Ed.] R. Judah Samuel Ashkenazi
City    Leghorn
Publisher    Jacob & Brother, Sons of Judah Samuel Ashkenazi
Publication Date    1843
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 257 ff., 193:120 mm., light age and damp staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, split and rubbed, several ff. loose.
   Prayerbook for Sabbath and Holidays following the rite of Sephardim in Italy, with corresponding laws and customs assembled from halakhic and kabbalistic sources.

R. Judah Samuel Ashkenazi (1780?–1849), Palestinian scholar. R. Ashkenazi went on a mission on behalf of the Tiberias community in 1820, probably to North Africa; visited Gibraltar and Italy; and paid a second visit to North Africa in 1833. R. Ashkenazi went to Leghorn c. 1842 in order to arrange for the publication of his works, but died there. His other printed works are: Yissa Berakhah (Leghorn, 1822), an exposition and halakhic clarification of section 22 of part 2 of the Toledot Adam ve-Havvah of Jeroham b. Meshullam dealing with the laws of marriage. The continuation was not published; Geza Yishai, a compendium of laws in alphabetical order (part 1, letters Alef-Yod, Leghorn, 1842).

R. Ashkenazi was especially interested in the Sephardi prayer book. He assembled all the relevant rules and published: Beit Oved (1843), on prayers for week days; Beit Menuhah (1843), for the Sabbath; Beit Mo'ed, part 1 (Beit ha-Sho'evah (Leghorn, 1849)) for Sukkot and Simhat Torah. He died while the book was in process of publication, and as a result of his death the manuscript of the remaining three sections on the other festivals was lost. His children operated a printing press in Leghorn for several years.

Paragraph 2    סדר תפלה לכל שבתות השנה ועמידות של שלש רגלים כמנהג ק"ק ספרדים... לפני המתפלל בא מסודר... דלא צריך למיהדר... בתוספת... דינים מחודשים שייכים ונצרכים... מספרן של... ראשונים ואחרונים... אספתים... אנכי אי"ש... אבי הבנים בעלי הדפוס... יאודה שמואל אשכנזי.
   CD-EPI 0306990; EJ; Yaari, Sheluhei, 644
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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