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Lot #    19189
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 10:32:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    She’elot u-Teshuvot Koved Yerushalyim
Title (Hebrew)    שאלות ותשובות כבוד ירושלים
Author    [Ms. - Only Ed.] R. Abr. Mordecai Engel Horowitz
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Yehuda ve-Yerushalayim
Publication Date    1930
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [4], 132 pp., octavo, 202:140 mm., wide margins, light age staining, dedication pastedown on fly. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth over boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   On the Warsaw Kolel and Gerer Hasidim and a dispute over funds R. Abraham Mordecai ben Judah Nahum ha-Levi Engel Horowitz. Koved Yerushalyim includes a history of the charitable organizations and holiness of the city of Jerusalem. The book has prefatory and introductory material, and then, from pp. 19-86, a long introduction addressing the history of the support for kollelim, particularly that of Warsaw, particularly the התמיכה, from its beginning until the present. The book begins with the preface (responsa) of R. Solomon Eliezer Alfandari, with a particularly attractive vignette of the coming of the Messiah and the wall about and Temple mount at the bottom of the page. The author’s genealogy is given (9-18) the history of the kollel and then a long responsum, addressed by R. Horowitz to his brother concerning the dispute between the Warsaw Kollel and the son-in-law of the Gerer rebbe, R. Jacob Meir Biderman who took upon themselves the distribution of funds.

A kollel, in the recent usage of that term, described, in this context, a group of Ashkenazi Jews in Erez Israel all originally from one country or from one district, the members of which received allocations from the funds collected in their countries of origin for their support. The leadership of the kolelim was composed of rabbinical personalities. Abroad, a president, who was generally the most prominent rabbi of that country, was the head of the kolel. With the hasidic kolelim, it was the rebbe of that trend. Wealthy volunteers worked under the guidance of the president; the kolel leaders in Palestine, also prominent rabbis, were appointed by the leaders abroad, as were the communal workers and officials. The kolel, which functioned according to set regulations, was in close relationship with the country of origin of its members. The leadership of the kolelim was composed of rabbinical personalities. Abroad, a president, who was generally the most prominent rabbi of that country, was the head of the kolel. With the hasidic kolelim, it was the rebbe of that trend. Wealthy volunteers worked under the guidance of the president; the kolel leaders in Palestine, also prominent rabbis, were appointed by the leaders abroad, as were the communal workers and officials. The kolel, which functioned according to set regulations, was in close relationship with the country of origin of its members.

          
Paragraph 2    חלק ראשון (בענין הצדקה של הכוללים ... ובפרט ... מכולל ווארשא) ונלוה לזה מבוא קיצור מספרי "התמיכה בארה"ק" שמדובר בו מתי התחילה התמיכה ... והשתלשלותה עד היום ... חובר מאתי ... אברהם מרדכי הלוי איש הורוויץ בלאאמו"ר ... ר' יהודה נחום אנגעל שליט"א דומ"ץ דק"ק ריקא פלך לובלין ...

עמ' [3-4]: תשובת ר' שלמה אליעזר אלפנדרי על תשובת המחבר. עיין להלן. עמ' ט-יח: "פתיחה". כוללת גם תולדות משפחת המחבר. עמ' פז-קלא: כבוד ירושלים; תשובת המחבר לשאלת אחיו "בענין המחלוקת של כולל ווארשא" על סמכותם של הממונים. הספר מכוון נגד נשיאות כולל ווארשא בפולין ובעיקר נגד "חותנו של הרבי מגור וגיסו [ר' יעקב מאיר בידרמאן] וחבריהם שלקחו השלטון מעצמם על עניי ארה"ק" (עמ' קלב). כתשובה הוציא ר' אריה מרדכי רבינוביץ את ספרו "קול מציון", ירושלם תר"ץ.

          
Reference
Description
   BE Caf 27; EJ; CD-EPI 0119564
        
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Language:    Hebrew
  
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