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Lot #    20261
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 11:04:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ammudei Or
Title (Hebrew)    שאלות ותשובות עמודי אור
Author    [First Ed.] R. Jehiel Heller
City    Koenigsberg
Publisher    Tobias Kohen Efrati
Publication Date    1855
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 128 ff., 348:210 mm., wide margins, usual light age and damp staining. A good copy loose in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.
   Important responsa by R. Jehiel b. Aaron Heller (1814–1863), Lithuanian author and preacher. R. Heller was rabbi of Glusk (district of Volkovisk) before he became rabbi of Plungian where he remained until his death. Like his brother Joshua, R. Heller was a disciple of R. Israel Salanter to whose journal, Tevunah, he contributed. He became a popular preacher of the Musar movement, on various occasions delivering his sermons in German. His published works are: Shenei Perakim, or Kevod Melekh (St. Petersburg, 1852), "published by order of the Russian government" and translated into German by Leon Mandelstamm, dealing with the duty of loyalty to the ruler and obedience to the laws of the country, as laid down in the Bible and Talmud; Ammudei Or (1855), responsa, in his introduction to which Heller deplores the general neglect of Talmud study and expresses his apprehension of the attacks on Jewish beliefs by the protagonists of the Haskalah; Or Yesharim (1857), a commentary on the Haggadah of Passover; and Oteh Or (1865), a commentary on the Song of Songs.
Paragraph 2    שאלות ותשובות בארבע חלקי שלחן ערוך, אשר כונן ... הרב ... מוהר"ר יחיאל העליר במוהר"ר אהרן נ"י האב"ד ור"מ דק"ק סוואלק ... שנת צאתו לאור א'ר'ב'ע'ה' ע'מ'ו'ד'י' א'ו'ר'
   CD-EPI 0127292; EJ; Fuenn, Keneset, 521ff.; Yahadut Lita (1967), 46.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica