Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $200
Estimate $250 - $300
Sold for $732
Including buyer's premium

Talmud Yerushalmi Seder Kadshim on Tractates Chulin and Bechorot, with the Cheshek Shlomo commentary by Rabbi Shlomo Yehuda Friedlander.

Specifications: [10] 78: [1] 46 leaves. Section two. 35 cm. Opens with two title pages in red and black, additional title page for Tractate Bechorot.

Background: When the work was first published, it was enthusiastically received in the Jewish world. At first they believed that the Talmud Yerushalmi on this seder had previously been lost, and now they merited to rediscover the wisdom within it. However, they quickly discovered that Friedlander had forged the entire work! The episode stirred a giant polemic and many booklets and placards were printed in favor and opposing the work. With absolute impunity, Friedlander cast his net and caused leading Torah personalities to fall; he succeeded in receiving passionate approbations, printed at the beginning of this work. 
A few proofs regarding the forgery was printed in the "Kedem" journal, which is also presented in this catalogue.

Condition: Very fine. Minimal reinforcements to the first and last leaves.


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