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Lot #    20296
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 11:21:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Berurei ha-midot ve-ha-Shi’urim
Title (Hebrew)    ברורי המדות והשיעורין
Author    R. Meir (Mayer) ben Samuel ha-Levi Klein
City    Satoraljaujhely
Publisher    Eliezer Deutsch
Publication Date    1925
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [6], 163 pp. & 1 foldout p. octavo 200:135 mm., usual age staining. A good copy not bound.
   First edition of this comprehensive work on weights and measurements in the Talmud and poskim by R. Meir (Mayer) ben Samuel ha-Levi Klein (d. 1944). The title page describes the contents as clarifying all the measurements, weights, times, and the meausres dependent upon them brought in the Talmud and poskim, early and later sages. Their equivalency in contemporary measures, all arranged alphabetically in four sections. They are for measures; weights, including coins; dry and liquid measures, and times. At the end of the table are two fold out charts of times until the end of the sixth millennium. Berurei ha-midot ve-ha-Shi’urin has approbations from R. Samuel Engel and R. Mordecai Leib Winkler. Next is an introduction from R. Klein followed by a four page – three columns to a page - index of the contents, this indicative of how thorough is Berurei ha-midot ve-ha-Shi’urin. The text is in two columns in rabbinic type.
Paragraph 2    ... לברר השיטות בכל המדות והמשקולות (והמטבעות) והזמנים והשיעורין התלוים בהם שבאו בש"ס ובפוסקים... וכמה הם עפ"י המדות הנוהגים בזמננו ומסודרים עפ"י סדר הא"ב בארבעה מערכות... ובסוף הספר הצגתי ב לוחות עד סוף אלף הששי... חוברו... מאתי... מאיר בן... מו"ה שמואל הלוי קליין שליט"א שו"ב [שוחט ובודק]... בק"ק מאלדאווא...

הסכמות: ר' שמואל ענגל מראדמישלא, קאשוי, איסרו-תג שבועות תרפ"ה; ר' מרדכי ליב ווינקלער, מאד, ט"ל למב"י [כד אייר] תרפ"ה.

   BE bet 1444; CD-EPI 0164353
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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