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Lot #    19424
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 12:29:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Pre Etz Haddar
Title (Hebrew)    פרי עץ הדר
Author    [Polemic - Only Ed. - Corfu] R. Benjamin B. Salant
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    [Joel Moses Suliman]
Publication Date    1878
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 32 pp., 163:96 mm., nice margins, usual age staining. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   On the controversy of newly planted etrogim in Erez Israel: Are they grafted with lemon trees? A detailed study of each orchard in Erez Israel that grows etrogim, kosher and non-kosher. A large part of the work is devoted to the claim that Corfu etrogim are grafted with other citrus trees. Until the end of the 19th century the center for the cultivation of etrogim was the island of Corfu, from where they were exported to Jewish communities in Europe. The grafting of etrogim with other citrus trees was invented as a method of producing a beautiful fruit. There are several distinguishing signs by which the grafted and the ungrafted etrog can be distinguished. The skin of the latter is generally rougher than that of the former, and, according to some halakhic authorities, the seed of the latter lies longitudinally within the fruit, and that of the former, latitudinal. The Author was a merchant of etrogim.
          
Paragraph 2    יבאר את תכונת כל מיני האתרוגים הנמצאים בארץ הקדש... ויבאו בו בקורת המבקרים מהרבנים... אשר שולחו מאת... רבני קרתא קדישא... לחקור ולבדוק את הגנות ביפו ובהגנות אשר בפנים המדינה, ועדותם אשר העידו בפני ב"ד הצדק... בהענין הזה (מאתנו בנימין בינש בהרב... ר' שמואל סלאנט... יהודה ליב בהרב... מו"ה יוסף זונדל...)...
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0153006; Halevy, Jerusalem Imprints 311
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
Halacha:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica