Ben Ish Hayil v. 1, R. Joseph Hayyim of Baghdad, Jerusalem 1901 (46738)

בן איש חיל - First Edition

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Lot Number: 46738
Title (English): Ben Ish Hayil v. 1
Title (Hebrew): בן איש חיל
Note: First Edition
Author: R. Joseph Hayyim ben Elijah of Baghdad (Ben Ish Hai)
City: Jerusalem
Publisher: הרי"ד פרומקין
Publication Date: 1901
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description

First edition, [3], 3-63; 27; [28]-47; [2], 89; 90-103 ff., folio, 326:205mm., title with gild letters, wide margins,  light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and starting. Bound with second volume, lacking title.

 

Detail Description

Homilies blended with halacha and Kabbalah by R. Joseph Hayyim b. Elijah Al-Hakam (1833 or 1835–1909), was born in Baghdad, he studied with his maternal uncle, R. David Hai b. Meir. In 1848 he began to study under R. Abdallah Somekh. He succeeded his father (1859) as preacher, a post he held until his death. In 1869 he visited Erez Israel. In 1876 Jacob Obermeier of Vienna, who had come to Baghdad to teach French, insulted R. Joseph Hayyim. The community excommunicated him and compelled him to request the rabbi's pardon. Al-Hakam was renowned as a great halakhic authority who instituted many takkanot. He wrote some 60 works on all aspects of Torah, only a few of which have been published. He is best known for his Ben Ish Hai. His other published works include Ben Yehoyada (1898–1904), five volumes of commentaries to the aggadic portions of the Babylonian Talmud and Rav Pe'alim (1901–12), responsa. He wrote approximately 200 piyyutim and pizmonim, about 50 of which are incorporated in the liturgy of Baghdad Jewry; the rest are still in manuscript.

 

Hebrew Description

. דרושים לשבת תשובה ושבת זכור ושבת הגדול ושבת כלה, אשר דרשתי ... יוסף חיים יצ"ו בכמהר"ר אליהו בכמהר"ר משה חיים זצ"ל ... חלק [א]-ב.

השער של חלק א בדיו מוזהבת.
[חלק א]: ונלוה ... עוד חיבור ... בשם שני אליהו (חלק ראשון) והוא דרושים שדרשתי ... ביום יא'ר ציי'ט למנוחת ... אבי. דפוס הרי"ד פרומקין, שנת א'מ'ר'י' ק'ו'ד'ש' [תרס"א]. [1], סג; מז דף.
[חלק א]: הספירה השנייה, עם שער מיוחד: ספר שני אליהו חלק ראשון ... דרושים שדרשתי ... יום יא"ר ציי"ט של ... מו"ר אבי ... שנפטר ביום שבעה לחודש אלול שנת תרי"ט ...~ דף [כח-]מז: נוה צדיקים. חלק א ... דרושים של הספר[!] צדיקים ...
חלק ב: דפוס לעווי ושותפיו, שנת ע'ת'"ר' [תר"ע]. [3], ה, מה דף. דף [2, ב-3]: הקדמת בן המחבר, ר' יעקב.

 

References

CD-NLI 0135603; EJ