Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $200
Estimate $400 - $500
Sold for $439
Including buyer's premium

Shayarei Knesset HaGedola, Orach Chaim, by Rabbi Chaim Benveneste, Av Beit Din of Izmir, with stamps of the descendants of the "Baruch Taam."

Specifications: [2], 143, 7 leaves. Second edition.

Content: Work with prominent owner stamps. The last leaves feature novellae and a response by Rabbi Dovid Oppenheim, along with a response by his brother-in-law, the author of the Shevut Yaakov.

Unique features: The top of the title page bears the stamp of Rabbi Pinchas Frenkel Teomim, son of Rabbi Dovberish Frenkel Teomim Av Beit Din of Cieszanów, son of Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Frenkel Teomim, son of Rabbi Baruch Frenkel Teomim, the "Baruch Taam." In addition to the stamp of his son, Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel.

Background: Rabbi Pinchas Frenkel Teomim married Rebbetzin Dreizel the daughter of Rabbi Yechezkel of Shinova, author of Divrei Yechezkel. His grandfather, the Divrei Chaim, had a special affection for him, corresponded with him, and praised him for his assistance in editing the Ateret Chachamim of his grandfather, the Baruch Ta'am (refer to his approbation to the work). He first served as Rabbi of Bukowsko and the Divrei Chaim visited him in the town. In 1868, he succeeded his father in Cieszanów until his death in 1884.

His son, Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel, whose stamp also appears on this book, was the grandson of the Rabbi of Shinova. He is mentioned in his grandfather's responsa at the end of the Divrei Yechezkel (1989 edition, siman 36). He was the son-in-law of Rabbi Shmuel of Chęciny. After his death, his widow remarried Rabbi Elimelech of Grodzhisk [Refer to Rabbenu HaKodesh MiShinova, section two, p. 714-715].

Condition: Fine, minimal worming holes.

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