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Lot #    20134
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 10:00:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Simeon Oppenheim of Pest
Title (Hebrew)    מכתב מה'ר שמעון אפפנהיים, אב'ד פעסט
Author    [Ms. - Community]
City    Buda (Budapest; Pest)
Publication Date    1812
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 360:235 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on paper, 3 lines in Ashkenazic text, signed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   Document attested to by R. Simeon b. David Oppenheim (1753-1851), Rabbi of Pest. He was born in Kromau, Moravia, and passed on at Pest. His graveside has become an annual pilgrimage where many wonderful stories are told of miraculous deeds. He seems to have pursued his studies in Prague, where he lived at the end of the eighteenth century. He published: Ammud ha-Shahar (Prague, 1789) variation of of Baruch Lindau's text-book of geography, natural science; Nezer ha-Kodest (Ofen 1831) on religious ethics, which includes major parts of R. Jehiel ben Jekuthiel Anaw's "Ma'alot ha-Middot" (Cremona, 1556); Har ha-Karmel (Prague 1812), novellae on the laws, in the Yoreh De'ah, of menstruation and ritual bath. His father-in-law was R. Loeb Oppenheim, rabbi in Freistadt, from whom he adopted the family name.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica