(Chidushim) [sermons, responsa, Talmudic novellae, etc.]

AUCTION 70 | Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autographed Letters, Graphic and Ceremonial Art

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Lot 135

(Chidushim) [sermons, responsa, Talmudic novellae, etc.]

Autograph manuscript in Hebrew, written in a petite Aschkenazic rabbinic hand, on paper. Signature of previous owner on f. 3a. ff. 157. Few leaves in other hands tipped in. Wormed and stained in places. Modern calf. 4to.

Kuznitza-Slonim: 1814-19

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
R. Shilem of Pruzhany (1787-1866) was one of the prominent Rabbis of Belarus (Pruzhany is a town near Brisk and Grodno). His approbation and halachic opinion was sought in many works by his contemporaries such as R. Ya’akov Meir Padwa of Brisk (see Teshuvoth Maharim, Siman 34). He was eulogized by his close friend R. Asher HaKohen of Shershov (one of the major disciples of R. Chaim of Volozhin) in his She’erith HaBrachah (Piotrkow, 1891) p. 56. His family-tree is recorded on f. 154b (his descendents were members of the Warhaftig family).