Miscellany of Hebrew Literature Volume 1

Miscellany of Hebrew Literature Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...the possession of M. Giinzburg of Paris) was first published by M. Adolf Neubauer, together with a German translation and notes (some. of which are here reproduced) in Buchner's J ahrbuch fiir Israeliten, 1864. The author of the letters, Obadja da Bertinoro, of Citta di Castello (in the Romagna) flourished between the years 1470 and 1520. He was a very learned man, of high character, and an eminent preacher. He is principally known by his commentary on the Mishna. In the following epistles he gives an interesting account of his travels in Italy, Sicily, Rhodes, Egypt and Palestine. MY departure has caused you sorrow and trouble, and I am inconsolable because I have left you at a time when your strength is failing; when I remember, dear father, that I have forsaken your grey head, I cannot refrain from tears. But since I am denied the happiness of being able to serve you as I ought, for God has decreed our separation, I will at least give you an account of my journey from beginning to end, in the way in which you desired me to do in your letters which I received in Naples, about this time last year, by describing the manners and customs of the Jews in all the places I have visited, and the nature of their intercourse with the other inhabitants of these cities. On the first day of the ninth month (Sivan, 1486), after I having arranged all matters in my place of residence, Citta di Castello, I repaired to Rome, and thence to Naples, where I arrived on the 12th of Sivan, and where I tarried for a long time, not finding any vessel such as I wished. I went to Salerno, where I gave gratuitous instruction for at least four months, and then returned to Naples. Inthe fourth month, on the fast-day (the 17th of Thammuz) 1487, I set out from...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236924673
  • 9781236924674