Zekhor le-Avraham, R. Abraham Alkalai, Salonica 1843 (50725)

זכור לאברהם

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Listing Details

Lot Number: 50725
Title (English): Zekhor le-Avraham
Title (Hebrew): זכור לאברהם
Author: R. Abraham Alkalai
City: Salonica
Publisher: דפוס אליהו פ’ראג’י
Publication Date: 1843
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description

[1], 118, 50, [3] ff., quarto, 197:144 mm., wide margins, age and damp staining, f. 16 clipped on outter margin. A good copy bound in lrecent cloth.


Detail Description

The laws of the Tur alphabetically arranged and commented upon. The work was reedited by his nephew, R. Judah Hayyim Alkalai, and printed in 1818.

R. Abraham b. Samuel Alkalai (1750?–1811), rabbi and codifier, Alkalai, was apparently born in Salonika, studied under his uncle R. Reuben b. Jacob, whose novellae he sometimes quotes in his works. He served as rabbi of Dupnitsa, where he also headed a yeshivah (1781). He visited Salonika in 1798, and Adrianople on his way to Constantinople (1802), as emissary of his community, which was suffering great hardships. Later he settled in Safed. He also wrote responsa, Hesed le-Avraham (2 vols., 1813–14). A manuscript volume of his sermons is in the Jewish Theological Seminary library in New York (no. 9425).

Hebrew Description

מ"ב [מהדורא בתרא] ח"ג ... ונוסף הוא אשר הוסיף ... המגיה [ר’ יהודה חיים ב"ר משה אלקלעי] ... מאיזה ספרי ... שלא נמצאו בביתו ... של הרב המחבר ... נדפס פעם שנית עם איזה תוספת על א"ח ויו"ד מהח’ ... יצחק ן’ נאחמיאש נר"ו ...

בעמ’ האחרון: תשובה בדיני כתיבת מזוזה, מאת ר’ אברהם ב"ר בינבינישטי גאטינייו.




EJ; Rosanes, Togarmah, 5 (1938), 160; 6 (1945), 135–8, Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 43.