Ruach Chaim [commentary to Pirkei Avoth].

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Lot 257

Ruach Chaim [commentary to Pirkei Avoth].

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Edited by Yehoshua Heschel Lewin with additional material Ma’ayanei Yehoshua and Mitzpeh Yehoshua. Two title-pages. ff. 17, 41. Browned. Modern boards. 4to. Vinograd, Vilna 1025; S.J. Weiss, Pirkei Avot no. 164.

Vilna: Romm 1858

Est: $400 - $600
The principle disciple of the Vilna Gaon, R. Chaim Volozhiner was the acknowledged leader of the Mithnagdic Movement following the establishment of his Yeshiva in 1802. His writings were highly influential within the elite scholarly circles of Lithuanian Yeshivas. The editor, R. Yehoshua Heschel Lewin, was the son-in-law of R. Chaim Volozhiner’s grandson, and close to R. Israel Salanter. He authored Aliyoth Eliyahu, perhaps the most important work on the Vilna Gaon. See E. Katzman, Ledemuth Hagaon R. Yehoshua Heschel Lewin in: Yeshurun vol. V, pp. 742-82.