EDREHI Moshe [Edrei Moses] (editor).

Sefer Torat Chayim.


Sefer Torat Chayim.
[Friday night readings of Bible, Zohar and Prayers].
London, Yehuda Leib Bar Alexander, 1791-1792.

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Sefer Torat Chayim.


Book of kabbalistic readings and prayers for Friday nights, customarily recited in the Eastern cities of Morocco.

Moshe Edrehi (c. 1774-1842) was a Moroccan scholar and itinerant preacher in North Africa who travelled to London in 1791. Here he studied in the Sephardic Bet Hamidrash Etz Hayyim, preaching there on every Sabbath; he had been a child prodigy and started preaching at the age of 14. After the publication of this work he left for Amsterdam, where he published Yad Moshe, a collection of sermons, and Ma’aseh Nissim, tales of the ten tribes with a Yiddish translation. His final journey, to the Holy Land, took four years, and led Edrehi through France, Italy, Malta and Smyrna.
The ‘Tikun’ in the offered book is arranged according to the book Chemdat HaYamin.


First edition. 8vo (20 x 12.5 cm). Title printed within ornamental border; library stamp on title and on one or two other leaves, restorations to corners of title and last three leaves. Renewed contemporary calf boards with gilt title to spine. Text in Hebrew. A very good copy.


Roth, Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica, B12 – 20. Vinograd 135.


Stock ID: 95389