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Sefer mishpate shevuot

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Title

Sefer mishpate shevuot

Date

1782

Subject

Rabbinical works
Strashun Library

Description

Sefer Mishpete Shevuʻot (The Laws of Shavuoth). Hai ben Sherira. Hamburg: Moshe von Segal, ca. 1782.

This volume was written by Rabbi Hai ben Sherira (939-1038), who was also known as Hai Gaon, a sage best known for having served as the head of the Talmudic Academy in Pumbedita during the 11th century. In addition to writing extensively on Talmudic matters, Hai Gaon was the recipient of numerous religious queries from all over the Jewish world and authored numerous responsa dealing with a wide variety of legal topics. Originally published in Arabic as Kitab al-Ayman, this book deals with oaths relating to business dealings and was subsequently translated into Hebrew and printed in Venice (1602) and in Altona (1782). Includes many handwritten notes by former owners which include variants from other manuscripts.

Creator

Hai ben Sherira

Source

YIVO Library

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Language

Hebrew

Type

Book

Identifier

YIVO Library Rabbinic Collection (וו/11ב- מ 81)

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Citation

Hai ben Sherira, “Sefer mishpate shevuot,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed January 22, 2020, https://exhibitions.yivo.org/items/show/2906.
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