Winner's Auctions No. 111

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

December 11, 2018
Opening $ 500
Estimate $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Sold for $ 744
Including buyer's premium

Ma'aseh Aharon by Rabbi Aharon Trenshin [Stern], rabbi in Neudorf. Never printed. Includes the Chiddushei Piskei Halachot [on Yoreh Deah] that "I compiled from many later authorities, the Sha"ch Yoreh Deah and the Kreiti U'Pleiti and the Pri Megadim ... I copied all this in short, in order to immediately know the halachic decision ... I started writing on Wednesday, the 7th of Kislev 1826 ..." It concludes: "Today I finished ... on Monday, Rosh Chodesh Shevat ... 1927, here in Neudorf ..." The author concludes with the prayer that G-d will help him finish his Divrei Aharon work on the Pentateuch.

Specifications: 92 pages. [1] leaf, paper. 23x18 cm. Ashkenazic hand. Indices at the conclusion.

Halachic decisions on the laws of treifahs, salting, milk and meat, forbidden mixtures, non-Jewish wine and niddah ... the author notes at the beginning of the work that he started writing the compilation on the 7th day of Kislev [1826] and writes at the end that it was finished on Rosh Chodesh Shevat 1827. The signature of his son appears at the end of the work [The small one, Elazar Stern of Neudorf]. Signature on the endpaper from 1829, in Hebrew and another language by Mordechai Stern of Neustettin [מרדכי שטרן מניישאטדטען].

Rabbi Aharon Trenshin [Stern] was an adjudicator in the Neudorf community. He is mentioned in Mekorot L'Korot Yisrael [1934] p. 60.

Condition: Fine condition. Minimal stains. Worn cardboard binding.

Compositions, Manuscripts and Glosses from Ashkenazic Rabbinical Leaders