Chidushei Halachoth.

AUCTION 65 | Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

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Lot 3

Chidushei Halachoth.

Autograph Manuscript Signed, in Hebrew, written in brown inks in a cursive Aschkenazic hand on paper. ff. 95, [3]. Title page within decorative border with few tears. Contemporary boards, worn. Sm. 4to.

Lublin: 1865

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
The title-page notes that this is the author’s tenth notebook, It was also likely his last, due to the unfinished nature of it (many blanks present). The manuscript comprises his novellae to Talmud and the Codes, as well as response to letters received from many well known Rabbis, including R. Simchah of Kempna and R. Shmuel Strashun. The penultimate leaf contains a copy of the proclamation that R. Yehoshua Heschel announced in Lublin against those who perform a circumcision close to sunset. This was directed against R. Leible Eiger who would only act as Mohel after spiritual and meditative preparations lasting a great many hours. R. Yitchok Meir of Gur and R. Chaim Elazar Wachs of Pietrikov came to his defense. R. Yehoshua Heschel Aschkenazi (d. 1867) served as Rabbi of Horodna. In 1853 he was appointed chief rabbi of Lublin where he served until his death (see Nissenbaum, LeKoroth HaYehudim BeLublin (1900) p. 127). <<This is the only manuscript of the author extant. It remains unpublished.>>