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Lot #    9424
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 2:03:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Va-Ya'an Avraham; Avraham Et Yadoh Pt. I
Title (Hebrew)    ויען אברהם; אברהם את ידו
Author    [First Ed.] R. Abraham Palache
City    Izmir
Publisher    Hayyim Abraham di Shegura; Abraham Pontremoli
Publication Date    1886
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Two works in one volume. First editions. [2], 94; [2], 180, 12 ff., 298:204 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. Very good copies bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
   Responsa and part one of his homiletics.

R. Abraham Palache (1809–1899), son of R. Hayyim, was a distinguished rabbinical scholar. Four months after R. Hayyim Palache's death the hakham bashi of Istanbul appointed Joseph Hakim, chief rabbi of Manissa, as hakham bashi of Izmir. This was done in order to satisfy the demands of the older generation, but Hakim was elected by only a small minority. Three-quarters of the Jews of Izmir opposed him, and their objections were intensified by his opposition to the teaching of languages in Jewish schools. Many people in Izmir then approached the local ruler, Ishmael Pasha, to appoint Abraham Palache to the post of hakham bashi, but their request was rejected. Several French, English, and Italian Jews who were in Izmir then turned to their local consuls, asking that a request, signed by 15,000 Izmir Jews, be sent to the sultan demanding, among other things, the appointment of Palache as hakham bashi. The Italian consul took the necessary steps with his ambassador in Istanbul, as well as with Ishmael Pasha, and succeeded in having the request fulfilled. In August 1869, according to a supreme order, Joseph Hakim was removed and the following year, 1870, Palache was appointed as hakham bashi of the Izmir community and served in this post for almost 30 years. Palache wrote numerous works in Hebrew and one in Ladino: Shama Avraham (Salonika, 1850), responsa; Berakh et Avraham (Salonika, 1857), homilies; Shemo-Avraham (2 vols., 1878–96), ethics and homilies; Va-Yikra Avraham (1884); Va-Yashkem Avraham (1885), studies in Psalms; Va-Ya'an Avraham (1886), responsa; Avraham Anokhi, studies on the Torah (1889); Avraham Ezkor and Yemaher Avraham (1889): Ve-Avraham Zaken (1899), homilies: and in Ladino, Ve-Hokhi'ah Avraham (2 vols., 1853–62).

Paragraph 2    ... על סדר ד טורים... במאי דהשבתי לשואלי דבר... ובמה שנסתפקתי... המחבר... אברהם פאלאג'י... (בקורא להגיה... ר' חיים אלבעלי)...

בשולי השער: ט; מספר סידורי לפרסומי המחבר.

אברהם את ידו ... במילי דדרשא... המחבר... אברהם פאלאג'י... חלק א

חלק א: יד הראשונה חמש אצבעות [ידדרשות לכל אחד מן הנושאים הבאים]... לשבת תשובה... לשבת הלבשה... לשבת זכור... לכבוד שבת הגדול... (לשבת) כלה...(וברכות... למגיה... ר' אברהם פונטרימולי). שנת לך זרוע עם גבורה תעז ידך ת'ר'ו'ם' ימינך [תרמ"ו]. [2], קפ, יב דף. חלק א: יב דף: מפתחות... נדפסו בדפוס של חיים אברהם די שיגורה. חלק א:בשולי השער: יוד; מספר סידורי לפרסומי המחבר.

   CD-EPI 0156345; 0156337; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica