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Lot #    14055
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 10:58:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ein Tekhelet
Title (Hebrew)    עין התכלת
Author    [First Ed. - Polemic] R. Gershon Hanokh Leiner
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Jehiel Kelter
Publication Date    1891
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 155; 41 ff., 190:130 mm., usual light age staining, wide margins, old hands. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   R. Gershon Hanokh b. Jacob Leiner (1839–1891), talmudic scholar and hasidic rabbi. Leiner, popularly known as the "Radzyner Rebbe," was a prolific writer in several areas, his works including novellae on the Babylonian Talmud, Binyan Yerushalayim, on the Jerusalem Talmud, and commentaries on the Pentateuch, Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed and the Zohar. By gathering together scattered references from the vast talmudic literature, he compiled Sidrei Tohorot, a gemara to the order Tohorot (for most of which no original gemara exists), even adding commentaries on the pattern of Rashi and Tosafot. He completed this enormous achievement before his 30th year. The work followed the pattern of the standard tractates of the Talmud so closely that it aroused some opposition, on the grounds that future generations might regard the work as actually belonging to the talmudic period. Much of his later work on Sidre Tohorot has remained in manuscript. Another of his innovations also encountered considerable opposition. He claimed that the cattlefish was the biblical hillazon, from which the blue dye of tekhelet referred to in Num. 15:38 was obtained, and he revived the practice, which had fallen into disuse for centuries, of having a double thread of the zizit of that blue dye. The innovation was adopted mainly by his hasidim.
Paragraph 2    ... [מאת] מורינו ורבינו גרשון חנוך זצוקללה"ה... באדמו"ר... מוהר"י מאיזביצא זצוקללה"ה... בו יודיע... כי כבר נגמר מלאכת התכלת... ובו ימצא תשובות נכוחות לכל השואלים... ונלוה אליו מאמר דלתות שער העיר (בענין תיקון עירובין)...

בשולי השער: (אותיות קיריליות). דף ב, א: הקדמת המביא לבית הדפוס, ר' מרדכי יוסף אלעזר בהרב... המחבר. מא דף, עם שער מיוחד: מאמר דלתות שער העיר... והוא בירר הלכה... בענין הכשר הדלתות ואופני עשייתם לעיר שאי אפשר לתקנה בצורת הפתח...

   CD-EPI 0144352
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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