Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 500 - $ 800
Sold for $ 561
Including buyer's premium

Commentary on Early Prophets: Yehoshua, Shoftim, Shmuel and Melachim. Extensive elucidation of the simple understanding and grammar, mainly a commentary on the roots of verbs. By "the GR"A's grandson," Rabbi Eliyahu Landau. Jerusalem, c. 1900.

Rabbi Eliyahu Landau [1873-1946] was the fifth generation of the GR"A (the gaon Rabbi Eliyahu) of Vilna. His family immigrated to Jerusalem in order to fulfill the Gaon's will to his descendants to ascend to the Holy Land, hence he refused the recommendations of rabbinical leaders to serve as rabbi of Vilna, as he preferred to live in the Land of Israel. He was a disciple of the great leaders of Jerusalem, Rabbi Zalman Bahara"n and Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld. For over 50 years he was the central figure and saw himself as responsible for all that was connected to the heritage and Torah of his grandfather, the Vilna Gaon. As a result, he earned his famous nickname, "the GR"A's grandson." His collection of rare books is displayed separately in the Mercaz HaRav yeshivah as a special collection.

3-98 pages, with the leaf of comments. 65 leaves in total. 28 cm. The manuscript is slightly lacking. It starts with the third chapter of Yehoshua and ends in the middle of the 25th and final chapter of Melachim. Beautiful, clear handwriting with a fountain pen in black ink. Fine condition. Few tiny worming holes. Slight tears mainly in the margins, with small damage to text in a number of leaves.

The Vilna Gaon and his Disciples