(The Steipler Gaon). Kehiloth Ya’akov [novellae to Tractate on Bechoroth.

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Lot 273

(The Steipler Gaon). Kehiloth Ya’akov [novellae to Tractate on Bechoroth.

<<The author’s draft copy, with his Autograph - often lengthy - marginal notes and corrections.>> ff. 44 (printed on one side of leaf only). Later boards. Folio.

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Est: $4,000 - $6,000
Ya’akov Yisrael Kanievsky (1899-1985), was known as the “Steipler Gaon” after his hometown of Hornosteipel in the Ukraine. He briefly served as Rosh Yeshivah of the Novardok Yeshivah before he settled in Bnei Brak where he devoted himself entirely to an uninterrupted life of study. Renowned both for his Talmudic genius, as witnessed in the many volumes of Kehilath Ya’akov on the Talmud, and his piety, many sought out his blessings. He yielded enormous influence within the Torah world and yet held no official office. Certain paragraphs here are entirely crossed out, with revised text provided in the margin. These important notes display the Steipler’s thought process and his constant striving for clarity within his Torah scholarship.