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Shibbolei ha-Leket, R. Zedekiah ben Abraham, Dubno 1794

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  • Lot Number 52899
  • Title (English) Shibbolei ha-Leket
  • Title (Hebrew) שבלי הלקט
  • Author R. Zedekiah (ha-Rafei) ben Abraham
  • City Dubno
  • Publisher דפוס יהונתן בהרמ"י ומיכל פיאטראווסקי
  • Publication Date 1794
  • Estimated Price - Low 300
  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 2268894
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Physical Description:

[71] ff., quarto, 221:175 mm., wide margins, age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary leather over boards,rubbed with tears. Old hands on fly and final ff.

Detailed Description:   

Halakhic compendium by the Italian sage R. Zedekiah ben Abraham (c. 1 230-c. 1300) of the Anav family. R. Zedekiah was a student of R. Judah ben Benjamin, R. Meir ben Moses, R. Avigdor Katz, R. Jacob of Wuerzburg, and, perhaps, R. Meir ben Baruch of Rothenburg. Although little is known of his life it is clear from Shibbolei ha-Leket that, at least when he wrote that work, he was a resident of Rome and that he was alive when the Talmud was burned in Paris in 1242. Also, based on the appellation ha-rofei, he was a physician. His brothers, Benjamin (Massa Gei Hizzayon) and Moses, were both liturgical poets, the former also a physician. Shibbolei ha-Leket (Gleaned Ears) is a detailed compilation from earlier halakhic works and responsa covering prayers, holidays and the Jewish year. R. Zedekiah references a large number of early sources, quotes often from the Jerusalem as well as the Babylonian Talmud, notes divergent positions, and discusses various customs and laws, without offering his own opinion. The title page, which does not mention R. Zedekiah, states, "Who is the man who desires life, [and loves many days, that he may see good?]" (Psalms 34: 13), for a sign, for the appointed times of the days and years, ... "I beg you, let (me) glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves" (Ruth 2:7), in this book, full of the inter­pretations of the geonim and decisors ... This edition is much abridged, the more familiar Shibbolei ha-Leket ha-Shalem, based on a manuscript, not having been printed until 1886. Unlike the complete version, divided into 13 arugot (rows, sections) and 372 shibbolim (ears), this edition is divided into 12 sections and 121 subsections. Among the omitted material is the recounting of the burning of the Talmud, with the accompanying she'elat halom (for a response via a dream), as to the ap­propriate time to fast; the commentary on the Haggadah; and the numerous references to his brothers. Many of the sections end, "etc." In 1988 a second part of Shibbolei ha-Leket, previously unpublished, covering dietary laws, interest, and vows, was published from a manuscript. Shibbolei ha-Leket was sufficiently popular that it was abridged as, or a major source for, Tanya Rabbati, by R. Jehiel ben Jekuthiel ben Benjamin, perhaps a grandson of R. Zedekiah's brother. 

Hebrew Description: 
מעשה דרבי יהושע בן לוי ... לאותות למועדים ימים ושנים... חדושי הגאונים והפוסקים הנבחרים מאת ר' צדקיה בן אברהם הרופא, מן הענוים

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Heller, 16th Cent.Hebrew Book, pp. 320-21; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000160459