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Lot #    10985
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 1:04:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Yayin ha-Mesamei'ah
Title (Hebrew)    יין המשמח
Author    [First Ed.] R. Aryeh Leib b. Moses Zuenz
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Hayyin Kelter
Publication Date    1889
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [2], 77 ff., 289:209 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth boards.
   Discusses the laws of wine rendered impure by a gentile by R. Aryeh Leib ben Moses Zuenz (1773-1883). R. Zuenz was a descendant of R. Leib Zuenz (17th century) who served as rabbi of Holleschau and Pinczow, where R. Aryeh Leib was born. His great perspicacity was recognized when he was young, and he became known as R. Leib Harif ("sharp-witted"). He lived in Prague and in Bratislava, and was appointed rabbi of Plotsk. He later went to Praga, a suburb of Warsaw, where he served as rabbi for two years. However, he relinquished this position when he was appointed the head of a yeshivah in the town. A prolific writer, 21 of his books were published and frequently reprinted. After he directed that the inscription on his tombstone should state that he would intercede in Heaven on behalf of anyone who published his books, many Jews came forward to publish them. His works were highly valued in Poland because of their extreme subtlety and pilpulistic method. Most of his books are on the Talmud and on the Shulhan Arukh; most important are: Ayyelet Ahavim (2 pts., 1888–1891) on Ketubbot; Simhat Yom Tov (1841) on Bezah; Gur Aryeh (1943) on Hullin; and Geresh Yerahim (1870) on Gittin. He also wrote original interpretations of the Pentateuch, responsa, and sermons.
Paragraph 2    על ש"ע יו"ד ה' יי"נ ([שולחן ערוך] יורה דעה, הלכות יין נסך, [סי'] קכה-קלה, [עם הפנים]); הוא חדושי הרב... אריה ליב במהר"מ זלה"ה צונץ הרב דק"ק פלאצק... גם הוספנו הדושי מהר"ם א"ש ([ר' מאיר אייזנשטאט, על סי'] קכג-קלה)... הובא לבית הדפוס בהוצאת... ר' אברהם רויטמיל ואחיו... מנחם מענדיל ז"ל. בשנת ק'נ'ו' י'י'ן' מ'ש'מ'ח' ל'ב'ב'

דף עד-עז: הגהות... המחבר על יו"ד ה' יי"נ... ולא בא לידינו כי אם מאמצע סי' קכד עד ראש סימן קכח... הסכמה: ר' שמואל זנוויל במוהרי"ז [ר' יעקב זאב קלעפפיש], ווארשא, ט ניסן תרמ"ח.

   CD-EPI 0162094; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica