Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $400
Estimate $600 - $700
Sold for $1,220
Including buyer's premium

Knesset Chachmei Yisrael. A Torah journal with halachic responsa from the great Rabbis of the generation, edited by Rabbi Avraham Yoel Abelson. Booklets 1-8. Author-editor's dedication, and handwritten glosses. 

Unique Features: A rare and important anthology, containing responsa from the great Rabbis of the generation, including: Rabbi Yitzchak Elchonon Spektor of Kovno, Rabbi Noach Yitzchak [son of Rabbi Binyamin] Diskin, Rabbi Yisrael Isser Shapiro, Rabbi Alexander Moshe Lapidot, Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Shapiro of Raguva, Rabbi Yosef Levenstien of Serock, Rabbi Eliyahu Akiva Rabinowitz of Pultawa and many others. The responsa deal with practical halachic questions which arose in various countries. 

Specification: all of the editions printed in Odessa are before us, including 'Ohalei Shem' which was printed separately and appended to the booklets as booklet 2. Also includes booklet 6, which was divided into 3 parts.

Background: The author lived in Odessa. After a break, the printing moved to Berdichev and Piotrkow, and another two or three booklets were printed there. Includes a thank you to the famous Rabbi and righteous man, Baron Shimon Wolf Rothschild. 

Complete copy with all of the title pages printed on different colored paper. There is a dedication from the author-editor who was a well-known Rabbi and Dayan in Odessa, with his stamp, in two editions. Among the issue's leaves are scholarly comments in tiny handwriting. 

Condition: Very fine. Nice new binding.  

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