Winner's Auctions No. 111

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

December 11, 2018
Opening $ 1,800
Estimate $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

Novellae on all the tractates of the Talmud including Mishnayot Seder Zeraim, Taharot, and Kodshim. Novellae on Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim and Yoreh Deah and a few novellae on the Rambam by Rabbi Moshe HaLevi Lowinger, Av Beit Din of Micheldorf and Weintzen. To the best of our knowledge, this has never been published.

Rabbi Moshe HaLevi Lowinger[1810-1887] was a disciple of the Maharam A"Sh, Av Beit Din of Ungvar. In Igrot Sofrim, he is mentioned as one of the students of the Chatam Sofer, who gave him rabbinical ordination. The Maharam Schick wrote in Yorei Deah, siman 256: "When l used to sit with Maran (the Chatam Sofer), ztz"l, the rabbi who is presently the great rabbi, Rabbi Moshe Kameran, the Av Beit Din of Micheldorf, may his light shine, would resolve the question ... and Maran the Chatam Sofer ztz"l, praised him."

He served as the Av Beit Din in Magedorf, Micheldorf and Weintzen until his passing in 1877. Refer to Kinstlicher, Chatam Sofer U'Talmidav, pages 352-353, with a photocopy of his handwriting.

144 large leaves. Some blank pages among them. 32 cm. Dense writing, with titles and corrections. The first page bears the author's signature. Moderate-fine condition. Aging stains. The last pages have a few completions and dampstains. Ink smudges. Bound in a new semi-leather binding.

Compositions, Manuscripts and Glosses from Ashkenazic Rabbinical Leaders