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Lot #    8420
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 1:07:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Zerah Berak
Title (Hebrew)    זרע ברך
Author    R. Berechiah Berak b. Isaac Shapira
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Solomon Proophs
Publication Date    1730
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2], 83; [2], 105 ff., 323:198 mm., usual age staining, old stamps on title, paper repair to final 2 ff. affecting several words. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   R. Berechiah Berak b. Isaac Shapira, Galician preacher; died in 1664 at Constantinople. He was educated by R. Nathan Shapira, rabbi of Cracow, and was appointed preacher of that city, where he spent most of his life. He ultimately left for Jerusalem, but died at Constantinople. His sermons on the Pentateuch, the Megillot, and the Passover Haggadah were collected and published in two volumes under the title, Zerah Berak. The first was published in 1646 at Cracow. Appended to it was Ateret Zevi, by R. Zevi Hirsch ben Shalom Mevo, the brother-in-law of R. Berechiah and son-in-law of R. Lipmann Heller. The second volume was published, together with a second edition of the first one, in 1662, and itself went into a second edition, Amsterdam, 1730.
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   Michael, Or ha-Hayyim, No. 646; CD-EPI 0171307
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica