Ashdot ha-Pisgah, R. Joseph Nahmoli, Salonica 1790 (49348)

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Lot Number: 49348
Title (English): Ashdot ha-Pisgah
Title (Hebrew): אשדת הפסגה
Note: Only Edition
Author: R. Joseph Nahmoli
City: Salonica
Publisher: מרדכי נחמן וחיים ליאון קלעי
Publication Date: 1790
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Physical Description


Only edition. [3], 3, 152, 25 ff., folio, 280:185 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in later boards, rubbed.
             

Detailed Description   

Ashdot ha-Pisgah responsa to all four parts of the Shulkhan Arukh, published together with R. Hayyim Abulafia's Middot ha-Mizbeaḥ, and commentary to Haggadah. R. Joseph b. Nahmon Nahmoli (18th cent.) Talmudist and rabbi of Larissa, Greece. He was the father-in-law of R. Isaac ibn Shangi (author of Be'er Yizhak on the Pentateuch), and pupil of R. Hayyim Abulafia. He also wrote: Eshel ha-Ne'halim (Salonica 1783) homilies for Sabbaths and holy days.

Larissa (Ottoman Turk. Yenishehir), city in Thessaly, N.W. of Athens, Greece. From the 16th century Larissa had a small Sephardi community. The local Jews were mainly engaged in commerce, notably the sale of clothes, and also in money changing. With the conquest of the Peleponnese by the Venetians in 1687 and the influx of refugees from Patras, the Larissa community increased. There were numerous ḥakhamim in the community. At the end of the 16th century, the most noted was the posek R. Joseph ben Ezra. In the 16th and 17th centuries there were two kehalim, the older Romaniot Kahal Eẓ Ḥayyim and a smaller, more recent Sephardi kahal. During the 18th century the Larissa philanthropist Isaac Shalom maintained a yeshivah in Salonika. At its peak, in 1851–52, the community numbered 2,000 families. In 1881, the Jewish community welcomed Greek sovereignty in a public ceremony. The community suffered a blood libel in 1893. When Larissa was temporarily occupied by the Turks in the 1897 Greek-Turkish War, local elements agitated against the Jews with accusations of collusion with the former Turkish sovereign. When the Turkish military commander gave the local Jews a chance to return to Turkey, the local rabbi refused and affirmed Jewish loyalty to Greece.

          

Hebrew Description

 ... משאלות ותשובות... על סדר ארבע טורים... שחיבר... ר’ יוסף נחמולי זלה"ה...

דף [2-3]: הקדמות גיסיו של המחבר, ר’ יוסף ב"ר מרדכי אשיאו ור’ אברהם ב"ר יאודה ברוך, ובן המחבר, ר’ וידאל (שלמה) נחמולי, המביא לבית הדפוס.

דף קיב,ב-קכז,ב: חידושים על סוגיות שונות ולשונות הרמב"ם. דף קכח-קנב,ב: חידושים על מס’ בבא מציעא ומס’ כתובות.

כה הדפים האחרונים: שאלות ותשובות (בחושן משפט), חידושים על סמ"ג, על הסוגיה אין אדם משים עצמו רשע, קונט’ מדות המזבח, דרושים, סדר בדיקת חמץ, הסדר ופירוש על ההגדה של פסח "כתבי... ר’ חיים אבואלעפיא", רבו של המחבר.

תשובה סימן א וחלק מתשובה סימן ב, נדפסו לאחר מכן בספרו של ר’ חיים אבואלעפייא, נשמת חיים, שאלוניקי, תקס"ו, דף כג,ב-כד.

 

References

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000152089; JE; Rosanes, Togarmah, 2 (1938), 44, 46; 4 (1935), 155–6, 277–80; 5 (1938), 54–55, 125; www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org