Manuscript. Poetic Eulogy on the Zera Shimshon. Italy, 1779
This manuscript contains a poem (kinah) encompassing 15 stanzas lamenting the passing of the saintly kabbalist Rabbi Shimshon Chaim Nachmani, author of Zera Shimshon, who returned his soul to the heavens on Wednesday, the 6th of Elul, 5539 (1779).
Rabbi Shimshon Chaim Nachmani (1707-1779) was a venerable Italian rabbi and kabbalist.
He was a disciple of Rabbi David Pinchi, Av Bein Din of Mantua and father-in-law of the Ramchal, and studied the wisdom of kabbalah under the Rabach. Prior to his passing, he instructed his followers to bury his kabbalistic writings with him in his grave.
Since he was never blessed with children, he named his sefarim Zera Shimshon and Toldos Shimshon, alluding that these were his spiritual legacy to the nation.
There is a famous segulah to learn from the sefer Zera Shimshon in order to be blessed with children.
Italy, 1779. leaf. Page size: 31×21 cm. Italian handwriting, autographed. Erasures and amendments. Minor restoration with no text impaired. Preserved in an ornate leather case.
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