EPHRAIM (SOLOMON) OF LUNTSCHYTZ.
Prague : Moshe Katz 1608
Est: $1,500 - $2,000
The author (1550-1619) studied under the tutelage of R. Solomon Luria (MaHaRSHa”L) and later rose to serve as Chief Justice of the rabbinical court of Prague. He is best known for this Klei Yakar (“Precious Vessel”), a popular homiletic commentary to the Pentateuch included in most editions of the Mikra’oth Gedoloth. The Chatham Sofer studied under R. Yaakov Shamesh in his youth. R. David Strauss was the Rosh Beth Din of Franfurt in 1722 and in 1748 became Rabbi of Furth. See M. Horovitz, Frankfurter Rabbinen (1972) pp. 322-24 and B. S. Hamburger, HaYeshiva HaRamah BeFiurda, Vol. ll, pp. 9-50 (2010)