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Leshon Esh, R. Isaac Raphael Finzi, Offenbach 1798

לשון אש - Only Edition - No copy major collections

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  • Lot Number 50952
  • Title (English) Leshon Esh
  • Title (Hebrew) לשון אש
  • Note Only Edition - No copy major collections
  • Author R. Isaac Raphael b. Elisha Mikhoel Finzi
  • City Offenbach
  • Publication Date 1798
  • Estimated Price - Low 500
  • Estimated Price - High 1,000

  • Item # 1812489
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Physical Description

Only edition, [8] ff., octavo, 162:100 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in the original wrappers.


Detail Description

Special liturgical composition and recording of a fire in Padua in 1795 by R. Isaac Raphael Finzi, rabbi of Padua.

R. Isaac Raphael b. Elisha Mikhoel Finzi (1728–1812), rabbi of Padua. He was born in Ferrara into a prominent family, his wife was the daughter of R. Abraham Sagre, rabbi of the Pahad Yitzhok. R. Finzi, in turn, was a student of the Pahad Yitzhok. He was a widely esteemed preacher, some of which were published. R. Finzi was acknowledged as one of the outstanding halachists of his generation. In the responsa literature of the day he is addressed as “saba de-mishpatim” (master of Law). In his capacity as Chief Rabbi of Padua, he would preach extemperaneously for as long as two to three hours. His talks so spellbound the audience that even members of the Italian nobility would flock to hear his sermons. R. Finzi served as a member of the French Sanhedrin in 1806 and was elected its vice-president.


Hebrew Description


Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000158054; Mordecai Samuel Ghirondi and Hananel Neppi, Toldoth Gedolei Israel u-Ge’onei Italia, pp. 126-132, no. 8; EJ VI, col.1301