Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 4,000
Estimate $ 6,000 - $ 7,000
Sold for $ 5,612
Including buyer's premium

Compilation with a sermon for Shabbat Teshuvah handwritten by the Ben Ish Chai in which he debates at length the issue of repentance by contemplation and repentance by speech and the law of reward for mitzvot pondered but not carried out in practice. He also discusses matters of repentance out of love and repentance out of fear and more.

On page א' of the manuscript, the Ben Ish Chai refers to "Sermon for Shabbat Teshuvah there on leaf 16a I have studied ..." (Hebrew). Toward the end, the Ben Ish Chai writes, "And may G-d aid us and protect us and help us, amen ..." (Hebrew).

[14] pp. Ink on graph paper. 10.5x13 cm. Autograph in typical Sephardic cursive script with erasures and corrections. New leather binding.

Sages of Baghdad