Elijah ben Solomon Abraham ha-Kohen
Elijah ben Solomon Abraham ha-Kohen (d. 1729) was dayyan of
Smyrna, almoner and preacher.
Elijah produced over 30 works, of which the principal, according to Wunderbar ("Orient, Lit." p. 579), are as follows:
* "Midrash Eliyahu," eleven funeral sermons and a commentary on the
Talmudicsayings relative to the Book of Esther(Constantinople, 1693)
* "Midrash ha-Izmiri," homilies (ib. 1695)
* "Midrash Talpiyyot," glosses and comments taken from 300 works and containing 926 (the numerical value of the word "Talpiyyot") paragraphs in alphabetical order: only the first part, from "alef" to "kaf," was published (Amsterdam, 1698)
* "Me'il Ẓedaḳah," a treatise on charity (ib. 1704)
* "Shebeṭ Musar," on ethics, the best known of his works, divided into fifty-two chapters corresponding to the weeks of the year, and taken for the most part from the "Or Ḳadmon" of
Moses Ḥagis, the "Tokaḥot" of the Spanish poets, the "Orḥot Ḥayyim," and the "Roḳeaḥ" of Eleazar of Worms(Constantinople, 1712)
* "Megalleh Ẓefunot,"
kabalistictreatises (Porizk, 1785)
* "She'elot u-Teshubot,"
* "Minḥat Eliyahu," sermons (Salonica, 1824)
* "Semukim le-'Ad," homiletic treatise on the
* "We-Lo 'Od Ella," a treatise on the
Talmudicand Midrashicpassages beginning with these words (Smyrna, 1853).
Elijah's other works are not yet published (as of 1906). They include:
* a commentary to the
* "Ezor Eliyahu," a commentary to
Abotand to the Pesaḥ Haggadah
* "Ṭa'ame ha-Miẓwot," a treatise on the 613 commandments
* "Sheloshah Mahadurot," a commentary to the
* "Shiṭṭah," on the
* a commentary to the difficult passages in the
* a commentary to the
* "Ḥiddushim Nifradim", "Yado ha-Kol," comprising commentaries to the
Song of Songs, Book of Ruth, and Book of Esther, each under a different title
* mystical glosses to the Song of Songs and Esther
* a commentary to Lamentations
* commentaries to
Pirḳe Rabbi Eliezer, Otiyyot de-Rabbi Aḳiba, Kallah, Semaḥot, Derek Ereẓ Rabbahand Derek Ereẓ Zuṭa, Tanna debe Eliyahu, and Tiḳḳune ha-'Aberot
* one treatise and three sermons on repentance
* a commentary to various prayers
* a commentary to the
Aggadahof the Jerusalem Talmud
Jewish Encyclopedia bibliography
Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, i. 22;
Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, No. 407:
Jellinek, B. H. i. 16, Preface;
Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 932;
*Fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 238;
*Friedenstein, 'Ir Gibborim.
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