Me’orei Esh.

AUCTION 53 | Thursday, December 08th, 2011 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

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Lot 258

Me’orei Esh.

PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition. ff. (4), 106. Two titles. Previous owners marks. Original boards, rebacked and with new endpapers. 4to

Jerusalem: Solomon 1935

Est: $400 - $600
Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (1910-95), Rosh Yeshiva of Kol Torah for many decades, was world-renowned as one of Orthodoxy’s greatest halachic authorities - broadly acclaimed as a prolific author of responsa and halachic works, focusing especially upon medical and technological matters. Additionally, he was regarded among the most saintly personalities of his generation and the legacy of such piety drew an estimated 300,000 people to his funeral in Jerusalem, most likely the largest such funeral in Israeli history. Me’orei Esh is R. Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s first published work. It is a most original presentation of the Halachic implications regarding the usage of electricity on the Sabbath and Festivals.