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Lot #    20446
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 12:36:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Mesped Gadol ve-Kevod Me’od
Title (Hebrew)    מספד גדול וכבד מאוד
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Naphtali b. Mordecai Benet
City    Vienna
Publisher    Anton Edlen v. Schmid
Publication Date    1830
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 33, [1]; [14] pp., 187:123 mm., light age staining, wide margins, stamps, old hands. A very good copy bound in modern boards.
   Eulogy delivered by R. Naphtali b. Mordecai Benet for his father, R. Mordecai Benet. The title page states that the eulogy was delivered in the deceased’s synagogue in Mikulov, Mauravia, on Sunday, 22 Ellul, 529.

R. Naphtali b. Mordecai Benet(1789–1857), Moravian rabbi and author, third son of R. Mordecai Banet. Banet officiated as rabbi and principal of the yeshivah in Safov (Schaffa, Moravia) from 1836 to 1857. He enjoined a fast and a penitential prayer to be recited on the 24th of Sivan in memory of the great conflagration of 1822 which almost destroyed the entire Jewish quarter of Schaffa; the custom was adhered to by the community until the Holocaust. Banet's writings include Berit Melah on melihah (salting) laws (Prague, 1816); Emunat Yisrael, a catechism of the fundamentals of Judaism for Jewish youth, in Hebrew and German (ibid., 1832); Torat Dat Moshe ve-Yisrael, on the principles of Judaism, in Hebrew and German (ibid., 1826). The latter were intended to serve as a substitute for Herz Homberg's catechism Benei Ziyyon and expressed a conservative point of view.

Paragraph 2    על מות ... אבי מורי ... מהור"ר מרדכי בנעט זצללה"ה ... אשר סדרתי ... אני בנו ... נפתלי, וערכתיו ברבים בבה"כ של ... אבי ... פה נ"ש [ניקלשבורג] יום א כב אלול תקפ"ט ... [7] דף, עם שער מיוחד: הוספה. קול נהי ... הכתב השלוח מעיר ליכטענשטאדט אודות פטירת ... מו"ה מרדכי בנעט זצללה"ה ... מאת בנו ... מו"ה נפתלי בנעט נ"י ... ונעתק [גם] ללשון אשכנזי ... לאלו אשר איננם[!] מורגלים בלה"ק.
   CD-EPI 0122749; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Austria
Other:    Eulogies
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica