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Lot #    14117
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 11:28:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Malki ba-Kodesh, Part V-VI
Title (Hebrew)    הלכות אלי, מלכי בקדש חלק ה-ו
Author    [Only Ed. - Polemic] R. Hayyim Hirschensohn
City    Seini (Satmer)
Publisher    Jacob Weider
Publication Date    1928
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. XVI, 79; 266, [1] pp., 230:150 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A good copy loose in contemporary boards, split and rubbed.
   Part V-VI of Malki ba-Kodesh (6 parts, 1919–28), on the laws which should govern a Jewish state according to the Torah.

R. Hayyim ben Jacob Hirschenson was born in Safed. In 1864 he went with his father to Jerusalem. In addition to studying Torah, he applied himself to secular studies, and as a result he too was persecuted by zealots. He also worked for Zionism; he supported Eliezer Ben-Yehuda in his effort to revive spoken Hebrew and was one of the founders of the Safah Berurah (Plain Language) society in Jerusalem. From 1885 to 1889 he edited and published a monthly for Jewish scholarship entitled Ha-Misderonah. In 1892/93 he published in Jerusalem - together with his wife Eve and his brother Isaac - a Yiddish paper, Beit Ya'akov, as a supplement to the Ha-Zevi of Ben-Yehuda. In 1904 he went to the U.S., where he was appointed rabbi of the four communities of Hoboken, New Jersey, and died there. R. Hirschenson wrote, in addition to these Hiddushim, many books on Jewish subjects, including: Ateret Hakhamim (1874), on the relationship between the views of scientists and those of the talmudic aggadists; Yamim mi-Kedem (1908), on biblical chronology; Malki ba-Kodesh (6 parts, 1919–28), on the laws which should govern a Jewish state according to the Torah. He was the father of Tamar, wife of David de Sol.

Paragraph 2    ... ממני חיים הירשענזאהן רב דהובאקען ומערבה הרי דזערזי סיטי, יוניאן הילל והסביבה ...

חלק ה-ו: חלק חמשי. שאלות ותשובות בענינים העומדים על הפרק בציון ובגולה. ארבע שאלות ... חלק ששי. הוא קונטרס חליפות מכתבים הערות רבנים וסופרים על ארבעה חלקי ספרי ... ותשובתי עליהם ... ממני חיים הירשענזאהן בן ... מוהר"ר יעקב מרדכי זצוקלה"ה. סעאיני >ס.-וואראהל<, דפוס יעקב ווידער, תרפ"ח. 266 ;79 ,XVI [1] עמ'. 266, [1] עמ', עם שער מיוחד: חלק ששי. הוא קונטרס חליפות מכתבים ... בשולי השער: תרפ"ג-תרפ"ו.

   American Jewish Biography I 272; BE het 187; EJ; CD-EPI 0127084
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica