Reshit Hokhmah, R. Elijah b. Moshe de Vidas, Fernwald 1947
ראשית חכמה - Holocaust
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- Title (English) Reshit Hokhmah
- Title (Hebrew) ראשית חכמה
- Author R. Elijah b. Moshe de Vidas
- City Fernwald
- Publisher יפה
- Publication Date 1947
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550 pp., quarto, 255:195 mm., usual age staining, loose in the original boards, rubbed.
Printed for Holocaust survivors in the liberation camps.
R. Vidas' book is written in an easy and engaging style, avoiding metaphors. It was immediately accepted as one of the most important books on morals and was printed some 40 times. The first edition was printed in Venice in 1579 during the author's lifetime. The date of R. Vidas' death is still unknown. Because of its great length, his book was summarized several times: Reshit Hokhmah Kazar (Venice, 1600), completed in 1580 in Asti, Italy, by R. Jacob b. Mordecai Poggetti; Tappuhei Zahav, by R. Jehiel Melli (Mantua, 1623); Toze'ot Hayyim (Cracow, before 1650) by R. Jacob Luzzatto, a preacher in Poznan. These three summaries were published many times.
Hebrew Descriptionדפוס-צילום של מונקאטש [תרנ"א-תרנ"ח].
Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000130542