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Lot #    8371
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 12:18:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ben Porat Yosef
Title (Hebrew)    בן פרת יוסף
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Joseph and Isaac Hess
City    Furth
Publisher    Isaac ben David Zirndorfer
Publication Date    1796
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 142 ff., 205:157 mm., nice margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather boards, rubbed.
   Commentary on the Haftarot by R. Joseph and Isaac Hess. The title page begins, “O generation, come and see” (cf. Jeremiah 2:31) the work, “perfect in knowledge” (Job 36:4) increasing יוסף knowledge, increasing יוסף understanding. “Get wisdom, acquire understanding” (Proverbs 4:5). Ben Porat Yosef is a commentary on the haftarot for the entire year according to the peshat in a clear and desirable manner. The author, Joseph Hess was Av bet din in Cassel in Hassen. The work is printed posthumously with the commentary by his son, R. Isaac Hess, “And Isaac went out to meditate” (Genesis 24:63) with a small number of additions entitled Siah Yithak. The title page is dated with a chronogram from, “The Torah of the wise is a fountain of life” (Proverbs 13:14). There is a pressmark comprised of two lions about a shield with a flower with three petals topped by a crown. The verso of the title page has an approbation from R. Meshullam Zalman Kohen of Fuerth. Next is an introduction from R. Isaac Hess who prepared the book for publication. The text encompasses all the weekly Torah readings and festivals. At the end of the volume (141a-142b) are דבורים נכוחים based on Horayot which are from a discourse of the author. Ben Porat Yosef is set in two columns in rabbinic type, excepting headers, text of the haftarot, and initial words.
Paragraph 2    ... ביאור הפטרת מכל השנה ... חברו ... הרב ... וריש דיינא דק"ק פיורדא ... ובשנת תק"ם ... הוקם. על כסא המשפט ... ונתקבל להיות אב"ד ור"מ דק"ק קאסעל ומדינות העסין ... ושם מנוחתו כבוד שמו: מהור"ר יוסף העס זצ"ל ... ויצא יצחק לשוח עם מעט תוספת ... משלו ... שיח יצחק ... בן הגאון המחבר ... תוך עמי אנכי יושב בק"ק שטאט לענגז פעלד הקטן איצק העס ...

דף [2]: הקדמת המסדר, ר' יצחק בנו. דף קמא-קמב: דברים נכוחים ... עלה לדוגמא מן חלק דרשות על התורה. והמה אצלי בכתובים ... שדרש [המחבר] בעת נסיעתו מק"ק פיורדא לקאסיל. הסכמה: ר' משלם זלמן כהן, פיורדא, כח אב תקנ"ה.

   Vin Fuerth 666; CD-EPI 0127391
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica