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Lot #    9417
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 1:56:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hayyei Avraham
Title (Hebrew)    חיי אברהם
Author    [First Ed. - Kabbalah] R. Abraham Khalfon
City    Leghorn
Publisher    Jacob Tobianno
Publication Date    1826
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [4], 72, [2] ff., 218:148 mm., wide margins, scattered worming, lacks 2 final ff., old hand on title, bound in contemporary full leather boards, rubbed.
   R. Abraham Khalfon, (Halfon), (late 18th century), rabbi in Tripoli. Information about Halfon is limited to the fact that his book, Hayyei Avraham (Leghorn, 1826), was published posthumously by his son Rahamim. The haskamot (recommendations) for the book were written by two emissaries from Tiberias, R. Joseph ibn Samon and R. Samuel Shoshanah, indicating R. Halfon's ties to that town. The book contains traditional explanations of the commandments in the Shulhan Arukh (Orah Hayyim and Yoreh De'ah). The explanations, based on the Talmud, the Zohar, Ketem Paz (a commentary on the Zohar), Sefer Hasidim, and Penei David by R. Hayyim Joseph David Azulai, are lucidly and attractively presented and avoid wearying casuistry. The book was published in several succeeding editions: 1844, 1857, 1861. Several other works by him, halakhic and homiletical, are still in manuscript.
Paragraph 2    הסכמות: ר' יוסף אבן סאמון, שד"ר טבריא, טריפולי, תקנ"ו; ר' שמואל שושנה, שד"ר טבריא, תק"ן.
   CD-EPI 0140170; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica