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Lot #    14236
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 12:28:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Lahmei Todah
Title (Hebrew)    לחמי תודה
Author    [First Ed.] R. Zevi Hirsch ha-Levi Horowitz
City    Offenbach
Publisher    Abraham Spitz Segal
Publication Date    1816
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 10, 258 ff., 330:202 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining, old hand on title. A very good copy bound in contemporary leather boards, rubbed, split.
   Lahmei Todah (part 2 of Mahaneh Levi), containing halakhic and aggadic novellae to the Talmud as well as the sermons he preached between 1806 and 1815 on Shabbat Shuvah and Shabbat ha-Gadol (the Sabbaths before the Day of Atonement and before Passover). In these sermons contemporary problems are reflected. His censure and criticism touch upon the life of the Jews of Frankfurt which, though once a "paragon of beauty, a Jewish metropolis, full of scholars and scribes," has faded and declined. The young people have grown accustomed to desecrating the Sabbath publicly (19c-d), the community makes light of the prohibition against drinking wine and milk of gentiles (35d), fixed times for study are neglected (11d), and theaters and concerts are frequented (ibid.) Two sermons (149a ff. and 159b) deal with the peace treaty of 1815. In the introduction to this book, Horowitz mentions his other works which have remained in manuscript.

R. Zevi Hirsch ben Phineas ha-Levi Horowitz (d. 1817), was born in Poland and was called to Frankfurt by his father R. Phinehas ha-Levi Horowitz to help him in the conduct of his yeshivah. On the death of his father in 1805 he succeeded him as rabbi of Frankfort, serving there until his own death. Among his works are: Mahaneh Levi (Offenbach, 1801), consisting of halakhic novellae on various tractates, published together with the Sefer ha-Makneh of his father; at the end of the book there are novellae by his brother, Meir Jacob; Homer ba-Kodesh, rsponsa (Zholkva 1876). Horowitz prepared for publication his father's Panim Yafot (Ostrog, 1824). Some novellae by him are found at the end of his father's Hafla'ah (Offenbach, 1787) and in the Likkutei Zevi (Zolkiew, 1862) of R. Zevi Hirsch ha-Levi Horowitz.

Paragraph 2    והוא חלק שני מספר מחנה לוי. חידושי הלכות ואגדות אשר חברתיו... אנכי...הקטן צבי הירש הלוי איש הורויץ יושב תוך עם סגולה פה...פראנקפורט דמיין...

כולל: דרושים לשבתות מיוחדות והספדים (דף א-קפג); "דברי הלכה שאמרתי לפני ישיבתנו הרמה בכל שלשה רגלים" (דף קפד-ריא); "חידושים וחילוקים שהעליתי בלימוד הישיבה בין הפרקים וגם מילי דאגדתא...על סדר הש"ס" (דף ריא-רנח). בהקדמה מזכיר המחבר את חיבוריו שבכתב-יד.

   EJ; CD-EPI 0137558
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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