Yabia Omer [responsa]

AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 234

Yabia Omer [responsa]

<<First editions >> Volumes 1-5. <<Each warmly inscribed and signed by the author to Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach and Rabbi Shalom Mordechai Schwadron>> as follows: * Vol. 1. “Leyedid Nafshi Harav Hagaon Ha[gadol] R. Shlomo Zalman Auerbach… I would be pleased to receive your scholarly comments instead of payment for my works.” * Vol. 2. “Kevod Yedidi Hadagul Harav HaGaon Hamefursam, Rav Rechimai, Shemen Turak Shemo …Rabbi Shalom Mordechai Schwadron… with great honor, appreciation, esteem and everlasting friendship.” * Vol. 3. “LeKevod Yedidi Harav HaGaon Hamuvhak Chover Chiburim Mechucham, Peh Mapik Margolioth, Doresh Kithrei Othioth, …Shalom Mordechai Schwadron with honor, great appreciation and thanks for his work Daath Torah from his grandfather…his loyal friend who loves him all the days.” * Vol. 4. “Kevod Yedideinu Harav HaGaon Hamefursam Drupteka DeOraitha…Shalom Mordechai Schwadron.” * Vol. 5. “Kevod Yedideinu Hadagul Harav HaGaon HaGadol Hamefursam, Pe’er Hador… Shlomo Zalman Auerbach…presented with great honor, esteem and everlasting friendship.” Original boards. Sm. folio.

Jerusalem: 1954-69

Est: $2,500 - $3,000
<<Fine association copies.>> Each volume very warmly inscribed to two giants of Torah Judaism: Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (1910-95) renowned Posek and Rosh Yeshiva of Kol Torah, Jerusalem and Rabbi Shalom Mordechai Schwadron (1912-97) “The Maggid of Jerusalem.” Former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Ovadia Yosef (1920-2013) was a prolific author of over seventy volumes composed across the entire expanse of rabbinic literature. He was the most influential Sephardic leader of his generation and his Shas Movement completely transformed his Sephardic base into a strongly cohesive social and political power. The series Yabia Omer is considered his most important halachic work. He regularly referred to it, often recording in his many other books: “See what I have written at length in Yabia Omer.”