This text was prepared by William Gross:
This book contains the texts of sermons that were written by Rabbi Yehudah Aryeh ben David.
Naftali Hertz ben Alexander Ziskind Levi Rofe of Emden set up his press in Amsterdam in 1726. He complemented his printing equipment with that purchased from the Isaac Templo press after it was closed down. He was a physician by profession, as evidenced by his moniker Rofe. He was granted title of doctor of medicine from the University of Harderwijk in 1716. He pursued his medical practice, as well as printing and bookselling. He was a member of a small group of Jewish intellectuals interested in scientific disputes. He tended to publish alone as well as in cooperation with others, but above all with his son-in-law Kosman ben Joseph Baruch, who was also involved in the book trade. Their cooperation lasted from 1742 to 1766, and resulted in many works being published. Kosman eventually ceased printing with his father-in-law, and continued instead with his son (the Gross Family Collection also preserves some of Kosman’s publications).
O | Ornamentation: | Architectural frame
C | Columns | Columns with vine and clusters of grapes
O | Ornamentation: | Pediment-broken
C | Crown
O | Ornamentation: | Cartouche
P | Printer's Mark | Rofe, Naphtali Hirtz HaLevi, of Amsterdam, Printer's mark | Naphtali Hirtz HaLevi Rofe of Amsterdam, Printer's mark (laver and its stand - the emblem of Levi) (Yaari, no. 101)