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Lot #    8583
Auction End Date    12/7/2004 11:27:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Karnot Zaddik
Title (Hebrew)    קרנות צדיק
Author    [First Ed. - Kabbalah] R. Elijah b. Sliman Mani
City    Baghdad
Publisher    Rahmim Haham Reuven
Publication Date    1867
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition and first Hebrew book printed in Baghdad. [1], 98 ff., 142:96 mm., light age staining, old hand on fly. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather, rubbed.
   Moral and ethical behavior following the Hidah's and Kabbalah teachings.

R. Elijah b. Sliman Mani (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.

Paragraph 2    תיקוני הברית ואזהרות... אשר יעשה אותם האדם וחי בהם... יצא עת"ק מספרי ... הרב... ר"ח [ראשית חכמה לר' אליהו ב"ר משה די ווידאש , ויניציאה של"ט] ז"ל ויסוד יוסף [לר' יוסף ב"ר שלמה מפוזנא , ברלין תצ"ט]. וזרע קודש [לר' משה גראף, פירדא תנ"ו] וצפרן שמיר [לר' חיים יוסף דוד אזולאי, ליוורנו תקמ"ו] ושאר ספרים ([מאת] ר' אליהו סלימאן מיני... העתקתי... ורק... הוספתי איזה רמז... דויד חי צאלח יעקב יחזקאל יצ"ו)...
   CD-EPI 0184427; Yaari, Bagdad 1; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Iraq
Kabbalah:    Checked
Other:    Ethics
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica