Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 300 - $ 350

Two eulogies printed in Vilna after the death of Rabbi Shaul Katzenelboigen, prominent Vilna rabbi.

1> Evel Kaved. Specifications: Vilna, 1825. [28] leaves. 16 cm.
Content: Eulogy and elegy by Rabbi Avraham Dovber Chaim HaKohen Levensohn, with Rabbi Shaul's biography. Vilna Grodno. Bound with Oniya So'ara.
Condition: Very fine.

2> Givat Shaul. Specifications: Vilna Grodno, 1825. [3] 24 leaves. Some copies have [4] leaves at the conclusion.
Content: Eulogy by Rabbi Zvi Hirsh Katzenelboigen of Vilna, author of Netivot Olam.
Background: Rabbi Shaul Katzenelboigen was the son of Rabbi Yosef, Av Beit Din of Brisk, and brother of Rabbi Aryeh Leib Katzenelboigen, Av Beit Din of Brisk. Upon hearing praise of the Vilna Gaon, he moved to Vilna a few years before the death of the Vilna Gaon. He was very ascetic, and his Rabbi, the Vilna Gaon rebuked him for this behavior (Kiryah Ne'emana p. 237).

Condition: Fine, not bound.

Books By The Vilna Gaon & His Disciples