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Lot #    12744
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 1:16:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Haggadah Shel Pessah - Shevet Shimon
Title (Hebrew)    הגדה של פסח - שבט שמעון
Author    [Haggadah - Only Ed.] R. Simeon Sidon
City    Mukachevo
Publisher    Zevi Jacob Kohn & Menahem Klein
Publication Date    1901
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition of commentary. [1], 38 ff., 196:157 mm., usual age staining. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   With the commentary of R. Simeon Sidon (1815–1892), born in Nadas and a pupil of R. Moses Sofer. His first rabbinate was in the small town of Cifer. In 1855 he was appointed rabbi of Tyrnau (Trnava). During his rabbinate the schism (1869) in Hungarian Jewry took place, and his community joined neither the union of Orthodox Jews nor the neologist group but remained a status quo community. When the Orthodox rabbis disqualified the halakhic rulings of the rabbis of those communities, about 40 families founded a separate Orthodox community. R. Sidon vigorously complained about this ruling, asserting that many of the status quo rabbis were outstanding and G-d-fearing talmudists. They had no power to force their congregants to join the Orthodox group. "Are they to leave their communities and become recipients of charity?" he protested. He remained with his community until his death. R. Sidon was himself an outstanding talmudic scholar and a gifted preacher.

He was the author of Ot Berit (1850), on the laws of circumcision and the redemption of the firstborn; Shevet Shimon (1884–88), responsa and halakhic novellae (on marriage and mourning); homilies on Avot (some of which were published in the Even ha-Me'ir (appended to Z. Horowitz, Kitvei ha-Ge'onim (1957) of Meir Stein); and Beit Menuhah (1879) on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah.

          
Paragraph 2    עם פירוש שבט שמעון, מהרב ... שמעון סידאן ז"ל שהיה רב אבדק"ק טירנוי <נאדסאמבאט>. נערך ונסדר ע"י הממלא מקומו מאיר הק' א"בן הרב... פינחס שטיין... שהיה אבדק"ק טורוק-סענט-מיקלאש...
          
Reference
Description
   Yudlov 2175; Yaari 1596; CD-EPI 0186957; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
Haggadah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica