Ezrath Nashim.

AUCTION 65 | Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

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Lot 27

Ezrath Nashim.

Autograph Manuscript in Hebrew, written in semi-cursive Sephardic hand on paper of various sizes. ff. 92. Some marginal wear and taped repairs. 4to.

Jerusalem: 17th-century

Est: $6,000 - $9,000
<<AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT>> on the laws of Agunoth (chained women) based on Shulchan Aruch - Even Ha’ezer no. 17. One of the most important works on this topic, quoted by all subsequent codifiers as a source. It was first published in Constantinople in 1731. Born in Salonika, R. Moshe ibn Habib (1654-96) stemmed from an illustrious rabbinic family (R. Yoseh ibn Habib-Nemukei Yoseph; R. Ya’akov ibn Habib-Ein Ya’akov). He came to Jerusalem aged 15 where he studied under R. Ya’akov Hagiz and later became his son-in-law. He was recognized as a Torah scholar of the first rank by such greats as R. Chezkiya di Silva and R. Ephraim Navon and eventually succeeded R. Moshe Galante as Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. Other well known works of his are Get Pashut and Kapoth Temarim.