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Lot #    16340
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:25:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tov Devarekha
Title (Hebrew)    טוב דברך
Author    [Only Ed. - Haggadah] R. Saul Brach
City    Mukachevo (Munkacs)
Publisher    Graphia
Publication Date    1940
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [4], 46 ff., 250:195 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, split.
   Passover haggadah with commentary by R. Saul Brach (1865–1940) was rabbi in Slovakia. He served as rabbi in the Hungarian communities of Nagykaroly and Dunaszerdahely, and, finally, in Kosice, Czechoslovakia. His Avot al Banim (1926) is prefaced by a violent attack on the Zionist movement (the Mizrachi and Agudat Israel included). Here he states that believers in the law of Moses “should keep their distance from Zionists and Mizrachist homes and avoid eating and drinking with them as they would with gentiles. Further, they ought to be excluded from the community” (p. 27). Although he fully appreciated the Hebrew language, he opposed its secular use (p. 23). In his opinion the Balfour Declaration was “in the interest of the gentile world, its purpose being to rid the nations of the world of the Jews.” In addition to Bi-Heyot ha-Boker R. Brach was the author of many works, among them: Mishmeret Elazar 1897 and subsequent parts, on the festivals and "the excellence of the Holy Land"; Libba Ba’ei (1911), novellae on talmudic themes; Sha'ol Sha’al (1911), on Yoreh De'ah; and Le-Olam ha-Ba (1938), on Avot; and a series of works on the festivals and the month of Elul.
Paragraph 2    על הגדה של פסח ושיר השירים שחיבר...מוה"ר שאול בראך... זצוקללה"ה...אב"ד דקה"י קאשוי...מלפנים אב"ד דקה"י קראל ומאגענדארף...הוצאתי לאור... ה"ק שמואל בראך בן המחבר... שנת ע'ר'כ'ת'י' נר למשיחי

דף [3-2]: הקדמה, מאת ר' שמואל בראך. דף [4]: צוואה לחברא קדישא. עם הפנים. יערי רשם הגדה זו בטעות שנית כהוצאת תר"ץ, על פי רישום מוטעה בקטלוג בית הספרים הלאומי והאוניברסיטאי.

   CD-EPI 0187387, Yudlov 3717; Yaari 2151-2280
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Haggadah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica