Winner's Auctions No. 111

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

December 11, 2018
Opening $200
Estimate $400 - $500
Sold for $298
Including buyer's premium

Tzemach Tzedek responsa by Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Nikolsburg. Sudyklow, 1834. Stamp of Rabbi Meir Leibush - the Malbim. Stamp of Rabbi Yakir Lipshitz and signature of Reb Feivel Opochynski.

The title page bears the official stamp of the Malbim as Av Beit Din of Bucharest and the state. With additional stamp of Rabbi Yakir Lipshitz, son of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Lipshitz, Av Beit Din of Warsaw and author of Chemdat Shlomo. He was the son-in-law of Reb Feivel Opochynski of Lentschütz (Łęczyca). It is related that the son of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Lipshitz was taken to the Russian army and philanthropist Reb Feivel saved him, which brought about the marriage. Rabbi Yakir passed away in his youth, and the Malbim married his widow, which is how the book reached his hands. We've included fascinating material regarding the shidduch and the sudden passing of Rabbi Yakir.

The title page bears the signature of Rabbi Feivel Opochynski stating that the book belonged to him, and then passed along to his son-in-law Rabbi Yakir and then to the Malbim.

Rabbi Meir Leibush son of Yechiel Michel (Weiser) - the Malbim (1809-1879) was a renowned genius. He authored his Artzot HaChaim on the Shulchan Aruch Orech Chaim at a very young age and received approbations from leading Torah scholars. Though he was an outstanding genius in all realms of Torah, he is primarily known for his classic commentary HaTorah V'HaMitzvah on the Torah and the Prophets and Writings. His deep commentary is also based on study of language and grammar.

[1], 21, 21-28, 25-68 leaves, about 37 cm. Fine-very fine condition. Aging stains.

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