Tehillim with Chazeh Tzion
Sefer Tehillim with the kabbalistic Chazeh Tzion commentary by the eminent kabbalist, Rabbi Emmanuel Chai Ricci, author of Mishnas Chassidim.
The text of the Tehillim with nekudos is positioned in the center of the page, with the commentary surrounding it.
At the end of the sefer, the author’s son relates at length the heartbreaking and tragic story of the death of his righteous father:
“In 1741, he set out to Italy to garner financial support for his yeshivah and to publish his work on Tehillim, Chazeh Tzion. On his way home, while departing Modena to Bologna, he was assaulted by cruel bandits who attempted to forcefully defile his holiness by forcing him to eat pig’s meat. Rav Emanuel refused fervently and was brutally killed, sacrificing his life on Kiddush Hashem.
After his passing, they found a document in which he had written that it was revealed to him through a dream that his soul was from the spiritual source of the Tanna Rabbi Yehuda ben Bava, one of the Asara Harugei Malchus, murdered on Kiddush Hashem.
Rabbi Emanuel Chai Ricci
(1688 – 1743) was a renowned kabbalist who journeyed to the Holy Land where he founded a yeshivah and beis medrash in Jerusalem. Years later, the Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh would establish his own yeshivah in the same beis medrash.
Livorno, 1742. First Edition. Page Count: 138,  leaves.
Page Size: 32 cm.
Condition: Good. Minor restorations on sides of the title page and several stains in margins. New leather binding.
Bibliography: Stefansky, Sifrei Yesod comments on #368.
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