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Sefer Kiseh Eliyahu (Eliyahu’s Seat), Jerusalem, 1865, Bak printring, dedication of the Kabbalist HaRav Nissim Ani

Divided by four section titles, “Reshit Hochma,” “Yirat HaShem,” “Sechel Tov L’Kol Oseihem,” “Tehilato Omedet La’a.” Kabbalah. One of Jerusalem’s rare books. On the title page is written, “…this book was copied from the manuscript in order to give the masses a chance to read it, and the compiler is unknown.” In the book “Hebrew books printed in Jerusalem,” S. HaLevi, number 112, it is written that the compiler of this book was the Gaon HaRav Eliyahu Mani, Av Beit Din of Hevron and head of the Kabbalist yeshiva “Beit El.” On the page before the title page is the dedication and signature handwritten by the Gaon Kabbalist HaRav Nissim Ani, zt”l, one of the great Kabbalists and sages of Baghdad. In 1857 he immigrated to Israel, and was appointed one of the Sages of Yeshivat Beit El. He died in 1900 a master. He edited the book “Divrei Shalom” for his grandson HaRashash, was the childhood friend of HaRav Eliyahu Mani, after they both moved to Israel they studied Kabbalah in a hevruta together. Good condition, binding is defective. The margins are bent (dog-ears) in parts.
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