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Lot #    12368
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 10:11:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Miktav Gilui
Title (Hebrew)    מכתב גלוי
Author    [Polemic - Only Ed.] Shomrei ha-Dat of Beregszasz
City    Beregszasz (Beregovo)
Publisher    “Haladas” Samuel Klein
Publication Date    1931
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 56 pp. octavo 210:148 mm., usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
Paragraph 1    The Isaac Mehlman copy with his notes in pencil on fly.
   Polemical work against those who oppose Torah true Judaism. The title page states that it is written for the later generation to ensure that they not be ensnared by those who which to destroy the inheritance of the Lord. They wish to cover their nakedness with a mantle of orthodoxy. It is necessary to separate and distance from them, “as it were a bowshot” (Genesis 21:16), to not be seized in their net and to stand in the breach from the, “[foxes, that] spoil the vineyards” (cf. Song of Songs 2:15). Miktav Gilui, issued by Shomrei ha-Dat of Beregszasz, is a collection of writings and letters in support of the position stated on the title page by numerous rabbinic figures, holders of prominent positions in their communities, for example, R. Asher Lemel Spitser, R. Isaac Zevi Lubavitch, and R. Abraham Aryeh Feldberg. Within the text there are letters written by R. Ephraim Benjamin Gruenfeld, R. Hayyim Haberstam, R. Isaac Weiss, R. Hayyim Leib Teitelbaum, R. Yoel Wolf Glattstein, R. Yerahmiel Katz, R. Menahem Segal Falk, R. Shalom Weider, R. Isaac Izik Kahana, (pp. 46-48) to name but a few.
Paragraph 2    ... נגד מהרסי דת תוה"ק ... במעטה הארטהאדאקסיע למען ... ידע דור אחרון כל התלאה אשר מצאתנו בהלחמנו בעד תורתינו ואמונתינו ומה ראינו ... להפרד מהקהל דפה ... אסיפת דבר' הורינו ורועינו ... עפ"י תורתינו הקדושה ... קהל היריאים "שומרי הדת" בעיר בערעגסאס ...
   BE mem 1780; CD-EPI 0113897
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica