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Oseh Fele, R. Joseph Shabbetai Farhi, Livorno 1870

עשה פלא

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  • Lot Number 46050
  • Title (English) Oseh Fele
  • Title (Hebrew) עשה פלא
  • Author R. Joseph Shabbetai Farhi
  • City Livorno
  • Publisher Israel Kushta
  • Publication Date 1870
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 1258906
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Physical Description

[4], 44 ff. octavo, 173:109 mm., usual age staining, bound in contemporary boards.


Detail Description

Collection of stories by R. Joseph Shabbetai Farhi. There are two introductions from the author who informs in the second that the title is from, “fearful in praises, doing wonders (Oseh Fele) (Exodus 15:11). Among the contents are, Sippur Nes ha-Purim, Megillat Antiochus, Ma’aseh Yehudit, Sippur Sippur ha-Kesai shel Shelomo ve-Geduloso, and numerous other stories, many about the patriarch Abraham and about King David. The final tales are Ma’aseh shel Yerushalmi, and Ma’aseh Rabbi Bustanai.

R. Joseph Shabbetai Farhi was a Talmudic scholar and Kabbalist. He was born in Jerusalem (c. 1802), went to Livorno about 1842, where he died in 1882. His other works include, Tokpo shel Yosef, a narration of the story of Joseph (Livorno, 1846); Rokev Aravot, an Arabic commentary on Pirke Avot, with the text, the Decalogue, and the Piyyut bar Yohai (1849); Shever Bat Ami, an Arabic commentary on the Haftarah for the Ninth of Av, with an Arabic version of the story of Anna and her seven sons (1853). R. Farhi also edited the Ma’aseh Avot of R. Isaac Farhi, adding a number of notes 1864), and the Ma’agal Tov of Joseph Concio (1879).


Hebrew Description

סיפור הנס של פורים... ומגילת אנטיוכוס ומעשה יהודית... ומעשה כסא שלמה... ומעשיות מחכמתו וקורותיו (שלקטתי... מתרגום שני ומדרשים ומספר... חמדת ימים).



BE 1189; JE; CD-NLI 0159051