Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $200
Estimate $300 - $400
Sold for $298
Including buyer's premium

Long and in-depth halachic discussion regarding the laws of tefillin, handwritten and signed by Rabbi Simchah HaLevi Bamberger. 1855.

Interesting letter in which Rabbi Bamberger discusses his father's words in the well-known book Melechet Shamayim on scribal halachot, where he analyzes the Pri Megadim and Magen Avraham's question regarding tefillin made according to kosher standards but later disqualified. Similarly, the rabbi rules according to Maimonides' opinion that letters should be punctiliously written exactly as in a Torah scroll, that a scribe should be cautious in writing a mezuzah's letters, and also on the issue of the disqualification of letters in a Torah scroll.

Rabbi Simchah HaLevi Bamberger [1832-1898] was son of the 'Wurzburg Rebbe,' Rabbi Yitzchak Dov Bamberger. He served as rabbi of Colmar, and subsequently in 1855 as rabbi of Fishach for 26 years. After Rabbi Avraham Adler's passing in 1882, he began service as rabbi of the Aschaffenburg community. He authored Pekudat HaLeviim, Avodat HaLeviim, Chinuch Lena'arim and more.

[2] leaves [three pages with writing]. Ink on paper. 20x13 cm. Slight tear pasted with no lack at the end. Fine condition.

Letters from Ashkenazic Rabbis