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Lot #    20412
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 12:19:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Pessah Mehl
Title (Hebrew)    פסח מעהל
Author    [Community - Only Ed. - Unrecorded]
City    Budapest
Publisher    Druck v. Moritz Burian
Publication Date    1884
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Flyer, 290:228 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
Paragraph 1    On the letterhead of the congregation in Grosswardein (an area of Romania, which was also Hungary at certain time periods). There are two parts of this certification of "Pessah mehl (flour used to bake matzos)" as kosher for Passover use. The first part is in Yiddish and certifies that the product has been under the supervision of R. Moshe Hirsch Fuchs. This is signed by Yuda Shmuel Pam and Yisrael Ullmann.

The second part is in Hebrew and is the certification by R. Moshe Hirsch Fuchs that the product is in fact kosher for Passover use and has been supervised either personally or by men he appointed.

   R. Moshe Hirsch Fuchs (1843–1911), Hungarian rabbi. He was born in Lovasbereny, where his father, Benjamin Ze'ev Wolf, was rabbi, and Moses succeeded him in 1873. In 1882 he moved to Grosswardein, Rumania, where he served until his death. His Yad Ramah (1940) includes important halakhic responsa, many of which reflect the problems facing European Jewry in his time. R. Fuchs saw in Hasidism an antidote to Haskalah and assimilation, stating in one of his responsa: "The love of God and His Torah is the essence and source of Hasidism. When economic circumstances permit, one should occupy oneself in the study of Torah with deep deliberation and spiritual joy. It is also important to visit the zaddik from time to time, in order to learn from his ways. The wise man should learn from the zaddikim and their true disciples but pay no attention to the masses who go running after them."
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Romania
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
Manuscript Type
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