(Pinkas Kehilath Mehren) Community Ledgers of Moravia.

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

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Lot 39

(Pinkas Kehilath Mehren) Community Ledgers of Moravia.

Manuscript in Hebrew and Judeo-German, written in a cursive Aschkenazic hand on paper. <<THE TZVI HIRSH SHAPIRO OF MUNKACS COPY>> , with his stamps throughout. ff. 92. Occasional browning and staining, second section lacking upper corner affecting text. Modern vellum-backed boards. Folio.

Moravia: 18th-century

Est: $15,000 - $20,000
Title page reads: “General Policy Process, Commercial Order for the Judenschaft in Moravia, 1754.” Divided into three sections and subsections. Large portion consists of 360 regulations (takanoth) relating to religious affairs and appropriate social behavior, also with many laws pertaining to synagogue-life. It is possible that this was written for the community of Nikolsburg. This volume belonged to R. Tzvi Hirsch Shapira (author of Darchei Teshuvah), the rabbi of Munkacs.