Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $1,000
Estimate $1,300 - $1,500
Sold for $1,464
Including buyer's premium

Aruch HaShulchan on the Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat, section two, from the laws of business (siman 189) through the laws of injury (siman 427) by Rabbi Yechiel Michel HaLevi Epstein, Av Beit Din of Novardok.

Specifications: 532 pages. 23 cm.

Unique features: Author's handwritten inscription on the back of the title page to Rabbi Baruch Asman of Kiev, author of Sug Chomer Sefer Chad V'Chalak (Vilna, 1882). The title page bears R' Baruch's signature.

Background: Rabbi Yechiel Michel Halevi Epstein, author of Aruch HaShulchan, was born in 1829. He studied Torah in the Volozhin Yeshiva with Reb Itzele of Volozhin, and with Rabbi Eliyahu Goldberg, rabbi of his hometown, Babruysk. In 1874, he took up the position as Av Beit Din in Novardok, where he served until his death in 1908. His magnum opus, this massive Aruch HaShulchan on the four sections of the Shulchan Aruch, was accepted as one of the outstanding works of halachic decision. It is the most comprehensive work ever written on the four sections of the Shulchan Aruch. Rabbi Shlomo Bloch testified that "the countenance of the "Aruch HaShulchan" was like the countenance of a king, a person's wisdom lights up his face" (Yeshurun 15, p. 809).

Condition: Fine-very fine. Brittle paper. Original binding.

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