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Lot #    10827
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 10:26:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Bet Levi
Title (Hebrew)    בית לוי
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Levi ben Solomon of Brod
City    Zholkva
Publisher    Aaron & Gereshon bnei Hayyim David Segal
Publication Date    1732
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [1], 58 ff., 310:185 mm., wide margins, damp stained, old hands and stamp, title with small paper repair. A good copy bound in later half leather and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
   Halakhic novellae on tractates from the Babylonian Talmud by R. Levi ben Solomon of Brod. The title page has an attractive architectural frame with vine covered pillarsa and the face of a winged cherub near the bottom. Above this frame is floral design with small animals. There are verses on all four sides of the frame. The text of the title page is straightforward, stating that it is halakhic novellae on difficult passages in Rashi and Tosafot and on unclear aggada. It is dated with the verse, “Bless the Lord, O house of Levi!” (Psalms 135:20). On the verso of the title page are eight approbations from prominent rabbis, followed by the text. Bet Levi is set in two columns in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words. The novellae are on Berakhot, Shabbat, Eruvin, Pesahim, Rosh HaShanah, Yoma, Bezah, Megillah, Mo’ed Katan, Hagigah, Yevamot, Ketubbot, Kiddushin, Gittin, Nedarim, Sotah, Nazir, Bava Kamma, Bava Mezia, Bava Batra, Sanhedrin, Makkot, Shevu’ot, Horayot, Semahot, Zevahim, Menahot, Hullin, Arakhin, Bikkurim, and Niddah.

R. Levi ben Solomon of Brod was a Galician Talmudist (1680-1752). He was born in Zolkiew and died in Stanislav. He was, in addition to Bet Levi, the author of Atteret Shelomo (Zolkiew, 1739) on Midrash Rabbah.

Paragraph 2    שחיבר הרב... ר' לוי במהור"ר שלמה מק"ק בראד... חידושי הלכות לתרץ קושיות... ברש"י ובתוספות... גם פירש על אגדות...

על רוב מסכתות הש"ס. הסכמות: ר' יצחק סג"ל לנדא, זאלקווא, י למב"י [כה ניסן] תצ"ב; ר' אלעזר [רוקח] מקראקא, בראד, כה שבט ת"ץ; ר' יצחק זעליג המכונה קרא מגלוגא, חונה ק"ק קאליש לע"ע פה ברעסלי, יד סיון ת"ץ; ר' נפתלי ב"ר יהודא ליווא, מעזיבוז, ט ניסן תצ"א; ר' יחזקאל לבית קאנצנעלבוגין, אלטונה-המבורג-וואנזיבעק, ח מרחשון תצ"א; ר' משה חאגיז, מרחשון תצ"א; ר' נפתלי כהן מפראג, גלוגא, ד שלח [תצ"א?]; ר' בענדט וויזל, ברעסלא.

   JE; Vin Zolkiew 57; CD-EPI 0174690
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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