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Lot #    8360
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 12:07:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Perush Derekh Yemin
Title (Hebrew)    פירוש דרך ימין
Author    [Only Ed. - Polemic] R. Israel Samegah
City    Venice
Publication Date    1606
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 20, [2] ff., 189:129 mm., expertly restored, final 2 ff. with facimile replacment of several words, bound in modern half cloth boards.
   A criticism of the Yemin Hashem Romemah of R. Menahem Azariah Da Fano, concerning the direction of right - is it the right of the cantor facing the congregation or the opposite.

R. Israel b. Benjamin Samegah (d. 1629), Italian rabbi and author. R. Samegah was born in Salonika where he later became rabbi. Compelled to leave, seemingly because of persecution by his community, he went to Venice, where he served as rabbi and head of a yeshivah. According to R. Isaac Hayyim Cantarini in his Pahad Yizhak, R. Samegah headed a yeshivah in Padua. Among his pupils were R. Hayyim Benveniste and R. Joseph Solomon Delmedigo.

R. Joseph was the author of Mikra'ei Kodesh (2 pts., Venice 1586), on the meaning of the precepts of the Torah; Porat Yosef (pt. 1, Venice, 1590), novellae on the works of Isaac Alfasi and Nissim b. Reuben Gerondi to Ketubbot, Hullin, and Bezah, and a few novellae on other tractates of the Talmud. R. Joseph's responsum permitting the use of the mikveh of Rovigo, about the ritual fitness of which arose a great controversy involving many scholars, was published in the Mashbit Milhamot (ibid., 1606). In the introduction to Mikra'ei Kodesh he refers to two other works he wrote - "Binyan Olam," homilies, and "Kevod Elokim."

Paragraph 2    נדפס בלא שער. שני הדפים האחרונים מסומנים בטעות: כ, יח. על אופן נענוע הלולב שמסבבים לימין אם ימין הוא ממזרח לצפון או ממזרח לדרום. נגד פסקיהם של ר' שמואל אלגאזי, ר' מנחם עזריה מפאנו, ר' עובדיה ספורנו ור' ציון פראנסיס. על המחלוקת ועל תאריכי ההדפסה של הפרסומים הללו עיין: י' יודלוב, סיני, פד, תשל"ט, עמ' קסז-קסח.
   CD-EPI 0153078; EJ
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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