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Bidding Information
Lot #    6079
Auction End Date    11/18/2003 1:07:11 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Va-Yakhel Moshe
Title (Hebrew)    ויקהל משה
Author    [Kabbalah] R. Moses Graf
City    Dessau
Publisher    Moses b. Simha Bunim
Publication Date    1698
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. [4], 5-14; 58 ff., quarto, 190:151 mm., usual browning, minor worming, old hand on title. A very good copy bound in contemporary marbled paper boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Kabbalistic discussion of various portions of the Zohar and of the Adam de-Azilut, with a special commentary on the latter concept entitled Masveh Moshe, introduced and annotated by R. Samuel b. Solomon Kohen, cantor in Brody (Dessau, 1699). In this work Moses often criticizes the teachings of Moses Cordovero and his followers.

R. Moses b. Menahem Graf (also known as Moses Praeger; 1650–1700/1710), kabbalist born in Prague. After the conflagration in the Prague ghetto (1689), Moses moved to Nikolsburg (Mikulov), where he studied under the kabbalist R. Eliezer Mendel b. Mordecai. He was given lodging and support by David Oppenheim, who, like Samson Wertheimer of Vienna, encouraged the publication of his writings. Leaving Nikolsburg, Moses attempted to settle in various European cities, reaching Fuerth in 1696 and Dessau in 1698. It is not certain whether he died there or whether he returned to Prague in his later years. Moses' published works include: Zera Kodesh, a kabbalistic work with an appendix describing the exorcism of a dibbuk in Nikolsburg (Fuerth, 1696); a second edition, without the dibbuk story, was published by Simeon b. David Abiob of Hebron, together with his Bat Melekh (Venice, 1712; reprinted Munkacz, 1893).

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0177430; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica