Auction 83 - Part I - Rare and Important Items

Manuscript – Lengthy Responsum Handwritten and Signed by Rabbi Nissim Refael Yitzchak Soriano, Author of Responsa Ta'ir Neri – Turkey, First Half of 19th Century

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Manuscript (6 pages), responsum handwritten and signed by R. Nissim Refael Yitzchak Soriano, author of Responsa Ta'ir Neri. [Turkey, ca. first half of 19th century].
Halachic responsum on the topic of stolen matzah, handwritten by R. Soriano. Concludes with his calligraphic signature: " Refael Yitzchak Soriano". Marginal glosses in two places.
An abridged form of the responsum was published with variations in his book Ta'ir Neri, Orach Chaim, section 1.
R. Nissim Refael Yitzchak Soriano (lived in the first half of the 19th century), a Turkish Torah scholar, rabbi of Aydın (formerly: Güzelhisar), close to Izmir. Author of Responsa Ta'ir Neri (Izmir, 1875) and Roni VeSimchi – homiletics (Izmir, 1874). His date of birth and death are unknown. His book of homilies includes a eulogy he delivered for his father, who passed away in Jerusalem in late 1829. The dated sermons in his book are from the 1830s.
[4] leaf booklet (6 written pages; one blank leaf). 24 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Minor tears. Folding marks. Inscriptions on verso of blank leaf.
Manuscripts – Kabbalah, Halachah and Aggadah
Manuscripts – Kabbalah, Halachah and Aggadah