Auction 8 Rabbinic literature and rare and special letters
Apr 11, 2021
Israel
 Chana Senesh 24, Bnay Barak
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LOT 35:

Malki BaKodesh, with the signature of the Gaon our teacher, Rabbi Yom Tov Algazi


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Malki BaKodesh, with the signature of the Gaon our teacher, Rabbi Yom Tov Algazi
Malki BaKodesh, Salonica, 1749.
Malki BaKodesh, with the signature of the Gaon our teacher, Rabbi Yom Tov Algazi
Malki BaKodesh, Salonica, 1749.
On the title page is the signature “the young man Yom Tov.” A comparison of this signature with other signatures reveals that this is the signature of the great Gaon Rabbi Yom Tov Algazi (1727-1802). His childhood friend, the Chid"a, called him “first in Torah, wondrous in piety and asceticism” and he became known by his acronym, the Marahi"t Algazi.
He grew up in Jerusalem, where he studied Torah with Rabbi Yona Navon. The Marahi"t wrote his commentary, Hilchot Yom Tov, which earned him tremendous acclaim (the Chatam Sofer said of that composition that since the Mishne LaMelech, no composition was comparable to it until Hilchot Yom Tov).
Fair condition. Yellowed pages with worming blemishes, 30 cm.