Auction No. 113

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

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 500
Estimate $ 1,500 - $ 3,000

Emek Yehoshua. Halachahs and profound discussions in the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds, as well as sermons, by Rabbi Yehoshua Eizik ["Rabbi Eizel Charif" - "Eizel the Sharp"]. Warsaw, 1842. Two sections. First edition. Dozens of glosses and revisions.

Throughout the leaves of this book, there are dozens of handwritten revisions that were corrected in the following edition. It is possible that they were made by the author himself, in preparation for the next revised edition.
The book Rabbi Eizel Charif by Reb Yehudah Leib Levin notes (p. 126) that when Rabbi Eizel published this book, a prominent Lithuanian sage critiqued the work and said that it is full of mistakes and omissions ... This copy indeed indicates the extent of the printing errors. Perhaps that is why the author corrected the work.

This is the first edition of the work by the sharp gaon Rabbi Yehoshua Yitzchak Shapiro [1801-1873], known through the generations as "Rabbi Eizel Charif" because of his sharp intellect and tongue, and the many tales told about him in this context. Many books were written about him. This book earned him a strong reputation and brought him many offers of rabbinical positions.

61, 29 leaves. Two title pages. 32 cm. Moderate-fine condition. Aging stains. Worming holes.

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