Later boards. 37 leaves. 8vo, 17 cm. In Hebrew. CD 000108628. Vinograd, Polonnoye, 119.This exceedingly rare edition of The Chida's renowned kabalistic works, published just 10 years after his death, contains Moreh Be-Etsba and Tsoporen Shamir, in short, providing a guide for proper spiritual conduct. This edition, was printed in one of the great spiritual centers of the time, Polonne (in modern day Ukraine) where Hebrew printing was especially vibrant between 1782-1820. "Haim Yosef David Azulai ben Yitzhak Zerachia (1724 –1806) , commonly known as the Hida. Was a Jerusalem born rabbinical scholar, a noted bibliophile, and a pioneer in the publication of Jewish religious writings. Haim Yosef David Azulai was born in Jerusalem…. The scion of a prominent rabbinic family, the great-great-grandson of Moroccan Rabbi Abraham Azulai. His main teachers were the Yishuv haYashan rabbis Isaac HaKohen Rapoport, Shalom Sharabi, and Haim ibn Attar (the Ohr HaHaim) . At an early age he showed proficiency in Talmud, Kabbalah, and Jewish history. In 1755, he was — on the basis of his scholarship — elected to become an emissary (shaliach) for the small Jewish community in the Land of Israel, and he would travel around Europe extensively, making an impression in every Jewish community that he visited. According to some records, he left the Land of Israel three times (1755, 1770, and 1781) , living in Hebron in the meantime. His travels took him to Western Europe, North Africa, and — according to legend — to Lithuania, where he met the Vilna Gaon" (Wikipedia, 2016) . SUBJECT(S) : Fasts and feasts -- Judaism. -- Customs and practices. Jewish ethics. Early 19th Century editions of this work generally appear in only 1 library in OCLC; no holdings of this specific edition are listed. Ex-library with usual markings. Pages lightly soiled, but overall in Very Good Condition. (HEB-48-2). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: SEDER AVODAH, AVODAT HA-KODESH: MIN? AT ...
Publication Date: 1816
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