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Auction 72: March 16th, 2017

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Lot: 228 BANET, MORDECHAI. Autograph Letter, written in Hebrew to R. Zalman Nathan, Rabbi of Teshus. A responsa concerning milk sold to a Gentile for consumption on Pesach. Two full pages. Stained, edges frayed affecting a few letters, margins taped. Folio.

Adar, Nikolsburg: 1794. Est: $8,000 - $10,000

-R. Mordechai Banet of Nikolsburg (1753-1829), was the Chief Rabbiof Moravia and a colleague of Rabbis Akiva Eger and Moshe Sofer. He authored a number of scholarly works including responsa Har HaMor and Parashath Mordechai. R. Banet was held in the highest esteem by the Chasam Sofer who, in his eulogy, called him a Gaon Olam and Gadol HaDor.
     See N.Z. Friedmann, Otzar HaRabanim, M-13753; JE, Vol. III pp. 14-15; EJ, Vol. IV cols. 159-160.

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