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Lot #    16417
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 11:03:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Petil Tekhelet
Title (Hebrew)    מאמר פתיל תכלת
Author    [Hasidim] R. Gershon Hanokh Leiner
City    Lublin
Publication Date    1903
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   85 ff., 212:132 mm., usual light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in later boards, rubbed.
   Second edition of the Radzyner Rebbe's work to prove that cattlefish was the biblical hillazon. R. Gershon Hanokh b. Jacob Leiner (1839–1891), talmudic scholar and hasidic rabbi. R. 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    מאמר פתיל תכלת והוא חלק שני למאמר "שפוני טמוני חול"... שבו נתבאר אפשרות מציאת התכלת בזמן הזה. ובחלק הזה יתבאר שהחלזון נמצא על פי הסימנים המבוארים מדברי חז"ל... שמורים... שזה הוא החלזון שבדמו צבעו את התכלת לפנים בישראל... וגודל יקרתו אז. וזמן העלמתו. ולאיזה סבה נעלם. ודיני פרטי מראה התכלת והצביעה והבדיקה ומעלות התכלת... ודיני הטלת התכלת בציצית... וקונטרס שער התשובה לבאר קצת דברינו במאמרנו הראשון: אשר העליתי והכינותי... גרשון חנוך באאמו"ר... ר' יעקב זללה"ה מאיזבצא...
   CD-EPI 0144355
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20th Century:    Checked
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Hasidic:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
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