AUCTION 48 | Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art Featuring an Exceptional Collection of American Judaica

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Lot 316


SCHIFFER, SINAI. Four Hebrew Autograph Letters Signed to his son-in-law Dr. Shlomo Menachem Lieben of Prague concerning Halacha and medical issues. Karlsruhe, 1913-1914, 1921. * AND: BRODY, HEINRICH (Chief Rabbi of Prague, (1868-1942). Hebrew Autograph Letter Signed. Halachic responsum concerning birth control, opposing the view of Schiffer. Prague, 1914.

Est: $300 - $400
Sinai Schiffer who composed several halachic works, served as Rabbi of the Orthodox secessionist community of Karlsruhe. The letters here discuss adult circumcision, the requirement for Tzitzith for the bedridden, contraception and female sterilization (published in Schiffer's collected responsa, Sithri U'Magini (1932) Pt. II, no. 44b). A detailed analysis of the these letters accompanies the Lot.