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Lot #    8699
Auction End Date    12/7/2004 1:23:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Darash Moshe
Title (Hebrew)    דרש משה
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Moses Albelda
City    Venice
Publisher    Juan D'Gara
Publication Date    1603
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [6], 125 ff., 276:200 mm., age and damp staining, few small wormholes. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   R. Moses b. Jacob Albelda (1500–before 1583), rabbi and philosopher. It is likely that Moses Albelda was born in Spain, and that he was the grandson of a Moses Albelda who settled in Salonika. He lived a life of hardship and wandering. He states that he acted as both dayyan and rosh yeshivah. He was rabbi of Arta (Greece) in 1534, and later of Valona (Albania). His sons, Judah and Abraham, went to considerable trouble to publish their father's works. These are characterized by a distinctive style and are eminently readable. His commentary and biblical expositions are mainly philosophical. His sermonic works are: Reshit Da'at (Venice, 1583), discourses on philosophical themes and rabbinical dicta; Sha'arei Dimah (ibid., 1586), on such varied themes as Providence, the vicissitudes of the times, the death of the righteous, and the destruction of the Temple. His biblical works includes Olat Tamid (ibid 1601), Darash Moshe (ibid., 1603) homiletics. These works mention a number of others that he wrote, including commentaries on Joshua, Esther, and Samuel, and on Maimonides' Guide and Sefer ha-Mitzvot.
Paragraph 2    להחכם ... משה אלבילדה זלה"ה ... דרוש דרש ... לפי העת ולפי מדרשו, אם לג"ח [לגמילות חסדים] אם לערשו, לחתן ומתן דמים למולות ... דרשות למועדים ולשבים בימי בק"ורי עונים ... הוגה ... על יד ... כמו"הרר יצחק גרשון נר"ו.

מעבר לשער הקדמת בני המחבר, יאודה ואברהם אלבילדה, המביאים את הספר לדפוס. תחילה הדרשות על סדר התורה ולבסוף ההספדים (ביניהם הספד "על שמועת פטירת הגאון מה"ררי קארו ז"ל בעיר צפת תוב"ב באה יג תמוז השל"ה") ודרשות להזדמנויות שונות.

   CD-EPI 0109941; EJ
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica