She’elot u’Teshuvot, R. Bezalel Ashkenazi, Venice 
שאלות ותשובות מהר"ר בצלאל אשכנזי - With inscription of R. Isaac Lombroso
- Lot Number 53466
- Title (English) She’elot u’Teshuvot
- Title (Hebrew) שאלות ותשובות מהר"ר בצלאל אשכנזי
- Note With the inscription of R. Isaac Lombroso, Chief Rabbi of Tunis
- Author R. Bezalel Ashkenazi
- City Venice
- Publisher Matteo Zaniti & Comino Frisinio
- Publication Date 
- Estimated Price - Low 1,500
- Estimated Price - High 2,500
- Item # 2399086
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First edition. 114 ff., small folio, 280:189 mm., light age and damp staining, nice margins, final with small loss of several letters. A good copy bound in modern quarter leather over boards.
Responsa #3 is Rabbi David ibn Zimra's edict against the Karaites.
With the inscription of R. Isaac Lombroso, (1680-1752) Chief Rabbi of Tunis, who was born in Tunis of Leghorn parentage. His teachers were R. Zemah Serfati and R. Abraham Tayeb (d. 1714), the famous "Baba Sidi" who exerted a great influence on the whole of Tunisian Jewry. R. Lombroso was the author Zera Yitzhak (Tunis 1768; 2 vol.) expositions and novella to the Talmud.
R. Ashkenazi occupied himself a great deal with copying and editing old manuscripts, even hiring scribes to help him. He copied the novellae of the geonim and rishonim on the Babylonian Talmud, and these served as the basis for his classic Asefat Zekenim, better known as the Shitah Mekubbezet. Through this collection, much of the commentaries and responsa of R. Gershom b. Judah, R. Hananel, R. Joseph ibn Migash, R. Meir ha-Levi Abulafia, and others, was preserved. The book in its different parts has been republished many times, and it serves as a supplement to the tosafot, and the other classical rishonim. Much of the Shitah Mekubbezet is still in manuscript. Part of it has been lost, but is occasionally referred to in books by other authors. All of the available material on some tractates has been published; but only selections of others.
של הרב ... כמוהר"ר בצלאל אשכנזי זלה"ה ממשפחת בצלאל בן הישיש ... כ"ר אברהם אשכנזי ז"ל אחיו של הרב הגדול של כל אשכנז כמוהר"ר יצחק בצלאל זלה"ה ראש ישיבת מצרים וירושלים ...
ReferencesBibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000112175; EJ; JE; Yaari, Sheluhei, pp. 225–8; Benayahu, in: Sinai, 30 (1951/52), pp. 66–67