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Lot #    9526
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 3:45:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hayyim le-Rosh
Title (Hebrew)    חיים לראש
Author    [Haggadah] R. Hayyim Palache
City    Izmir
Publisher    Jacob & Brothers Sons of Samuel Ashkenazi
Publication Date    1852
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 52; 112 ff.,192:139 mm., light usual food and wine stains, wide margins. A very good copy bound in the original half leather and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
   With the commentary of R. Hayyim Palache.

R. Hayyim Palache (also called by the acronym Habif; 1788–1869), rabbi and hakham bashi. Born in Izmir (Smyrna), Palache, a member of the distinguished Palache family, was the grandson on his mother's side of R. Joseph Raphael Hazzan (author of Hikrei Lev) and was a disciple of R. Joseph Gatenio (author of Beit Yizhak). He became av bet din in 1837. In 1847 he was appointed as rav sheni ("second rabbi") with the title dayyan, authorized to render judgement alone, and later was awarded the rabbinical title marbiz Torah. His position as marbiz Torah is attested by R. Hayyim Palache himself: "I, the marbiz Torah of this place, the town of Izmir... and its environs" (Male Hayyim: Ha-Takkanot, 42, 74), i.e., the neighboring towns of Izmir as well, such as Tiriya, Manissa, Bergama. In 1855 he was appointed as rav kolel ("chief of the rabbis"; Hayyim ba-Yad (1873), nos. 63, 74, 75). In 1865, at the age of 77, he was appointed hakham bashi of Izmir. Palache was a prolific writer. Many of his manuscripts were burned and a great number were not published, but 26 works were printed.

Paragraph 2    ... במילי דאגדה [של פסח, עם הפנים] ... וכללי ופרטי מכל דיני הסדר ... ככל חוקת הפסח ממה שהשיגה ידי ... חיים פאלאג'י ... בשולי השער ציון מספר הספר: 9. מתוך הקדמת המחבר: חיים לראש ... יצא ראשונה אל מזבח הדפוס מהחיבורים אשר הציל אלהים לנו מהשריפה ... בליל יא לחדש שנחרב הבית [אב] שנת התר"א ... באותה לילה נשרף רובי תורתי (דף ד, ב). דף יט, ב: העתקה מכתבי ... רבינו שמשון מגיד מאוסטרופולייא ... סוד ... הסימנים דצ"ך עד"ש באח"ב.
   Yudlov 959; Yaari 704; CD-EPI 0119293; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Haggadah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica