ELGAZI, Israel Yaakov (publisher).

Sefer Chemdat Yamim.

Stock Code
97722
Sefer Chemdat Yamim.
[Delightful days].
Izmir, Yonah Ashkenazi and David Chazan (printers), 1731-1732.
£2,000
A Kabbalistic book, the author of which remains a mystery till this day.
The book contains drashot (exegeses) for holy days and Saturdays. It contains an assembly of essays, most of which are attributed to followers of Ha'ARI (Isaac (ben Solomon) Luria Ashkenazi).
The work considered to be controversial, due to some of its contains being considered as teachings of Sabbatai Zevi - one of the most famous false-Messiahs in Jewish history, who lived in Izmir. The book was published fifty years after his death and some scholars attribute the book to his followers.
 
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Description

First edition. 4to, (20.5 x 15 cm), 282 ll.; restored contemporary dark leather boards with two metal clasps. Text in Hebrew.

Bibliography

Vinograd, Izmir 29. Yaari, Izmir 23.   Stock ID: 97722

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