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Lot #    10913
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 11:52:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Derashot Maharam [R. Moses ben Joshua Izik Spira]
Title (Hebrew)    דרשות מהר'ם
Author    [Only Ed.] Ludwig Lajos Blau; Miksa Weisz
City    Piotrkow
Publisher    Solomon Balkatovski
Publication Date    1900
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [5], 272 pp., 328:230 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy loose in the original purple covers.
          
Detailed
Description
   Discourses for Shabbatot and festivals from R. Moses ben Joshua Izik Spira of Riga. The title page has a decorative border and describes Derashot Maharam as being for the periods of the year, “in due season” (Proverbs 15:23) built upon a foundation and principles from the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud, that draw the heart of man and brings close the hearts of Israel to their father in Heaven. R. Pira was also the author of Penei Moshe and of Siftei ha-Emek. Derashot Maharam was brought to press by R. Joseph Zevi bern Samuel Loewe, book seller,of Warsaw. The tiotle page is dated, “the time of the end עת קץ (660 = 1900)” (Daniel 11:35, 12:4, 9). At the very bottom of the title page is publication data in Cyrillic.A second title page has the same information, but lacks the border and Cyrillic text. There is an introduction from R. Spira who thanks his son-in-law, R. Shalom Menahem Mendel for helping to arrange the text. There are twenty eight derashot, set in two columns in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words, which are in square letters. As stated on the title page the derashot are for Shabbat and festivals. At the end of the volume are responsa, beginning on p. 265, are responsa.
          
Paragraph 2    דרושים לשבתות ולי"ט... אשר חברתי... משה (שפירא) באאמו"ר... ר' יהושע אייזיק זצ"ל... החונה בק"ק ריגא. הובא לבית הדפוס ע"י בית מסחר ספרים של הר' יוסף צבי לעוו בווארשא... שנת "ע'ת' ק'ץ'"

שני שערים. עמ' [5]: תודה וברכה לכבוד חתני... מו"ה שלום מנחם מענדיל נ"י אשר בעטו הוא היה לי לעזר בסדור הספר. ואיחד ברכה גם לבני... מו"ה יחיאל יוסף נ"י אשר גם הוא בעטו היה לי לעזר. עמ' 272-265: שו"ת [שאלה ותשובה]... בנידון מינקת.

          
Reference
Description
   BE daled 1380; CD-EPI 0171463
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Homiletics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica