Winner's Auctions No. 111

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

December 11, 2018
Opening $800
Estimate $1,200 - $1,500

Responsa "and some topics and discussions and the language of the Ba'al HaTurim," by Rabbi Shabbtai Yonah. First edition.

The title page bears owners' signatures:

* Rabbi Yechezkel Katzenelbogen, author of Knesset Yechezkel. Rabbi Yechezkel Katzenelbogen was born in Brisk in 1668. He was the rabbi of several important communities, and subsequently served as the rabbi of the Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbeck communities for 30 years, and became known by their names. He was one of the most prominent rabbis of his generation, and great rabbis from various countries approached him with halachic questions. He was one of the leaders of the fight against Sabbatai Tzvi's cult. Passed away in 1749, and was known by the name of his book, Shu"t Knesset Yechezkel.

* Rabbi Aryeh Leib HaCohen, son of Rabbi Ephraim HaCohen, author of Sha'ar Ephraim. Rabbi Aryeh Leib was born in 1658. He immigrated to Jerusalem, where he worked on the arrangement of his father's compositions. In the approbations to the book Sha'ar Ephraim, the sages of Jerusalem and Safed wrote exalted titles about Rabbi Aryeh Leib, "The complete sage, knowledgeable across the breadth and depth of Torah," "holy and G-dly man," and more. In 1687, he returned to Europe and printed the book, adding many of his own writings, including a final compilation by him. He was engaged in responsa with the greatest of his contemporaries, and passed away c. 1725.

[2], 140 leaf. Missing 2 leaves from the index, 27.5 cm. Luxurious new leather binding.

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