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Esh Dat, at the end is “Mutzal Me’Esh”—Constantinople, 1718. First edition.

Droshim on the Torah according to the order of the parshiyot. By the Gaon Rabbi Haim Elfandery. At the end is Mutzal Be’esh, a book of Shot saved from a fire. By the Gaon Rabbi Yaakov Elfandery, uncle of the author. First edition. Ashkenazi printing, Yona ben Yaako. Page before the cover has a long endorsement handwritten in Ashkenazi script dated to 1781, and at the top of the cover page is a signature of ownership in Mizrahi handwriting. | Rabbi Haim Elfandery was a rabbi of Constantinople, student of his uncle Rabbi Yaakov Elfandery. Moved to Jerusalem and then to Tzfat, where he served as rabbi. Was one of the rabbis who banned the Shatz in Constantinople (and later rescinded his decision). HaHida writes that he was among the greatest of his generation. Rabbi Yisrael Meir Mizrahi (the Pri HaAretz) excitedly describes his immigration to Israel. | Original leather binding, handsome, detached, and worn. Stains, moth holes, tears, pages disconnected. Page 1 of Mutzal Be’esh is missing. [2], 84, 42 pages. 27cm. Generally ok condition.
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