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Lot #    10874
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 11:13:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Kilil Tiferet le-Moshe
Title (Hebrew)    כליל תפארת למשה
Author    [Montefiore] R. Jacob Mordecai Hirschensohn
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    [Isaac Hirschensohn]
Publication Date    1884
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [4], 12 ff., 243:190 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original paper covers.
          
Detailed
Description
   Lecture in honor of Sir Moses Montefiore on the sanctity of Erez Israel on the occasion of his 100th birthday. There are two title pages. The first states that the lecture was delivered by R. Jacob Mordecai Hirschensohn in the yeshivah Shenot Eliyahu on 8 Kislev 645 (November 26, 1884). The second more detailed title page fulsomely praises Sir Moses Montefiore and his wife Judith for their many efforts and activities on behalf of distressed Jewry in many diverse locations. There is an introduction from the son of the author and a second introduction from the renowned Talmudist and bibliophile R. Isaac Hirschensohn, the father of R. Jacob Hirschensohn. The text follows, in two columns in square Hebrew letters. It is comprised of two ma’amorim, the first brief, in four parts, on whether the first sanctification in the time of Joshua became void with the exile of the Jews and had to be renewed by Ezra or whether it remained in effect. The second lengthier discourse, in nineteen parts, is on the distinction in sanctity concerning mizvot dependent upon Erez Israel. Folios two and three are misnumbered. This copy is bound in its original wrappers. A similar work with the same title, not to be confused with this publication, was issued in Koenigsburg, also in honor of Sir Moses Montefiore.

Sir Moses Montefiore (1784–1885) was the most famous Anglo-Jew of the 19th century. Montefiore was, from 1827, after his first visit to Erez Israel, until the end of his life, a strictly observant Jew. His determined opposition checked the growth of the Reform movement in England. He has been described as the last of the shtadlanim who by their personal standing with their governments were able to further the cause of Jews elsewhere. He was active as such from the time of the Damascus Affair in 1840. He made trips to Russia to persuade the authorities to alleviate persecution of the Jewish population, and went to Morocco, Rumania, and Turkey for the same purpose, not deterred by fears of slavery and imprisonment which then beset travelers in the East, or by breaking ice or by wolves in Russia. Montefiore was sheriff of London in 1837–38 and was knighted by Queen Victoria on her first visit to the City. He received a baronetcy in 1846 in recognition of his humanitarian efforts on behalf of his fellow Jews. His 100th birthday was celebrated as a public holiday by Jewish communities the world over.

          
Paragraph 2    מאת הרב ... יעקב מרדכי נ"י הירשענזאהן, אשר דרש בישיבת שנות אליהו בעה"ק ירושלים ... ביום ח חשון תרמ"ה יום ... מלאות מאה שנה לימי חייו של ... סיר משה מונטיפיורי בארנעט ...

שער שני: ספר קדושת ארץ ישראל, כליל תפארת למשה. דף [4]: הקדמת בן המחבר, ר' יצחק הירשענזאהן. בראשי העמודים: קדושת ארץ ישראל.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0127101; EJ; Halevi, Jerusalem 504
        
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Listing Classification
Period
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Language:    Hebrew
  
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