Auction 20 Tiferet 20 - Rare and Special Items
Dec 1, 2020
Israel
 Shenhav Building, Beit Hadfus st , Jerusalem

A special auction of rare items: 

First editions of Hassidic Sefarim, Slavita-Zhitomir, letters by Tzaddikim and the greatest Hassidic Rabbis, the Geonim of Ashkenaz and Hungary, the greatest Rabbis of Lithuania, the greatest Poskim of previous generations, pedigreed copies, artifacts of renowned Tzaddikim, Satmar, Chabad and more.  

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LOT 18:

Pedigreed Copy. Gemora (Zevachim, Menachot and Bechorot) Warsaw, 1867. The Personal Copy of the Gaon the Aderet.

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Pedigreed Copy. Gemora (Zevachim, Menachot and Bechorot) Warsaw, 1867. The Personal Copy of the Gaon the Aderet.

Pedigreed Copy. Tractates Zevachim, Menachot and Bechorot of the bavli Talmud, Warsaw, 1867. The Personal Copy of the Gaon the Aderet Rabbi Eliyahu David Rabinowitz.


Onthe title page, a handwritten ownership notation: "זה הספר שייך להבחור (מחוק) להרב אליהו דוד ב"ר בנימין ראבינאוויץ" In addiiton, appearing on the title page of Tractate Menachot is an embossed stamp (without ink): Eliyahu David the son of the Gaon Rabbi Binyamin Rabinowitz ...Ponovezh". Appearing among the leaves of the volume are many editings by the Gaon. 


The renowned Gaon Rabbi Eliyahu David Rabinowitz - the Aderet (1843-1905), one of the Geonim of his generation. The Rav of the Ponovezh and Mir communities of Lithuania and at the end of his days, the Rav of Jerusalem. Was born to his father Rabbi Binyamin Abd of several communities. At a young age authored with his twin brotjer Rabbi Zvi Yehuda the Sefer 'Shevet Achim' on Kelalei HaShas. In 1860, he married the daughter of R. Aryeh Leib Chazan, one of the Talmidei Chachamim of Ponovezh. Several years later, after refusing to serve as Rav in his birthtown of Pikelin, he was appointed the Rav of Ponovezh. During the time he was Rav, he took care of the needy. During this time he also turned down the offer to serve as Rav of Warsaw.  After eighteen years, he moved to served as Rav of Mir. Later he was called by Rabbi Shmuel Salant to immigrate to the Holy Land and settle in Jerusalem to serve as his assistant and becoming Rav after his passing. In practice, Rabbi Shmuel Salant lived longer than the Aderet. Authored many compositions, some of them pioneering in their field (such as 'Zecher LaMikdash' about Mitzvat Hakhel which he published anonymously in his lifetime yet added his own approbation to it...). 


23 cm. [2], 2-102, [2], 2-110, [3], 2-61, [1] leaves. 

Stains, some moth holes, good-very good condition. 


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