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Lot #    16576
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 12:22:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter explaining greivance of town Shohet
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Community - Only Ed. - Polemic - Unrecorded]
City    Budapest (Pest)
Publisher    R. Zevi Rosenburg, R. Nathan Feitel
Publication Date    20th cent.
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Broadside, folio, 350:200 mm., light age staining, creased on folds. Not in CD-EPI.
   An account of the tribulations of R. Jacob Dov Gross, the shohet and Bodek in Kabersorf, Austria. He relates that one of the communal heads that had lost all of his money decided to fire R. Gross in order to replace him with someone for less money. Gross suggests that this individual had misappropriated communal funds and hoped to replace them by saving on R. Grosss salary. It was done in such a manner that another member of the community was trained to fulfill R. Grosss duties with the intent that not only he but other shohtim would be expelled from the country. They revoked the shohtims long term permits, replacing them with short term permits that had to be renewed frequently. In this manner R. Gross was released, not renewing his permit when it came up after it had expired. The refusal to renew was accompanied by a glowing recommendation so that he would leave the country. R. Gross provides details of the event and related occrences, including the comeuppance of the communal head. The authors were R. Zevi Rosenburg, was R. Grosss son-in-law and his son R. Nathan Feitel.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
History:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica