Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 250
Estimate $ 350 - $ 500
Sold for $ 305
Including buyer's premium

Hillel ben Shachar. Sermons for Shabbat and the holidays and eulogy for the of the Vilna Gaon.

Specifications: [2], 6-92 leaves. 21 cm. Otzar Sifrei HaGRA 1302.

Content: 26 sermons for Shabbat and the holidays, and a eulogy for the Gaon of Israel, the "Vilna Gaon", authored by Rabbi Hillel son of Zev Wolf of Kovno, preacher and rav in Raczki.
Leaves 74-79 feature the eulogy for the Vilna Gaon, these leaves are titled [in Hebrew]: "Hesped Geon Yisrael." The following eulogy was written in honor of Rabbi Alexander Ziskind of Grodno, author of Yesod V'Shoresh Ha'Avoda.

Background: The author immigrated to Eretz Yisrael with the first aliya of the disciples of the Vilna Gaon, headed by Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Sklow. He signed along with the leaders of the peirushim community in Safed on the letter apointing Rabbi Yisrael of Sklow as fundraising emissary for the community in 1813 (refer to Yaari, Shiluchei Eretz Yisrael, p. 758).

Condition: Fine. Light blemish to title page Aging stains. Blemished binding.

Books By The Vilna Gaon & His Disciples