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Lot #    19407
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 12:21:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Responsa Maharaf
Title (Hebrew)    שו'ת מהרא'פ
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Aaron Fried
City    Mukachevo
Publisher    Blier & Kohn
Publication Date    1893
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 42; 38 ff., 343:233 mm., wide margins, usual age staining, old hands, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Responsa and halakhic novellae by R. Aaron b. Elimelech Fried (1812–1891), Hungarian rabbi. Born in Boszormeny, R. Fried studied under R. Moses Sofer in Pressburg from 1828 to 1831. In 1833 he married the daughter of R. Eleazar Loew (author of Shemen Roke'ah), the rabbi of Abaujszanto, and took up residence with him there until 1837. In the latter year, he was appointed rabbi of Mezocsat where he remained until 1844. While there, all his possessions including his books and writings were lost in a fire. From 1844 to 1860 he was rabbi of Hajdusamson; he was then appointed to Boszormeny. where he remained for the rest of his life. R. Fried took a prominent part in the establishment of the organization of the Hungarian Orthodox Jewish community, and in conducting their affairs. He is the author of: Omer le-Ziyyon (1872), talmudic novellae; Zel ha-Kesef (1878), 24 aggadic excursuses (no. 21 contains interesting references to the Hungarian Jewish congress held in 1868/69); Responsa Maharaf, including a long aggadic introduction with some interesting autobiographical data entitled Todat Aharon, as well as a commentary on the Mishnayot of the order Zera'im and tractate Mikva'ot, entitled Hallat Aharon (1893); and Zekan Aharon, homilies (1904). The two latter books were published posthumously by R. Fried's son Eleazar (Lazar).
Paragraph 2    עם פתיחה תודת אהרן ונספח לזה ספר חלת אהרן על משניות ס' זרעים ומקואות... אשר חיבר הרב... מו"ה אהרן פריעד זצ"ל אבדק"ק בוסערמון... הובא לבית הדפוס ע"י בנו מו"ה אלעזר...

הסכמות: ר' שמחה בונם [סופר], פ"ב [פרעסבורג], ד וישב תרנ"ג; ר' בנימין זלמן סג"ל שפיצר, וויען,י כסלו תרנ"ג; ר' אלעזר לעוו, אונגוואר, ב תמוז תרנ"ח[!] ר' ישראל אפרים פישל סופר,נאנאש, ל ניסן תרנ"ב; ר' נפתלי הערצקא הלוי, ראצפערט, ג אמור תרנ"ב.

   A. Fried, She'elot u-Teshuvot Maharaf (1893), 11a; P. Z. Schwartz, Shem ha-Gedolim me-Erez Hagar, 1 (1913), no. 112; M. Stein, Even ha-Me'ir, pt. 1 (1907), 9b, no. 86; CD-EPI 0159117; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica