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Lot #    22116
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 10:15:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Zera Ya’akov
Title (Hebrew)    זרע יעקב
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Jacob ben Pesah Kunitz
City    Fuerth
Publisher    Hayyim ben Zevi Hirsch
Publication Date    1765
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 28 ff. octavo 198:167 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary wrappers.
   Only edition of this rare work on the weekly Torah readings and festivals by R. Jacob ben Pesah Kunitz of Nikolsburg. The title page states that it was written for and is of great value to students. There are approbations from R. Joseph Mashtin Hirt, R. David benLeib Berlin, R. Nathan Ginsburg, and R. Lemel ha-Levi, an introduction from the author, and the text in two columns in rabbinic letters.

R. Jacob ben Pesah Kunitz of Nikolsburg came to Ofen in 1757. He is described as having sat in the tent of Torah, not moving from the daled amos shel halakhah, his mouth not ceasing to learn, as testified by the sage R. Nathan Ginsburg in his approbation. While in Ofen, R. Kunitz wrote three books, all small in size but great value, two printed in the same year. They are Zera Ya’akov and Marbeh Shalom on aggadah at the end of tractate Berakhot. His third work, Sheva yemai Pesah Prague, 1777) is on three azharot.

Paragraph 2    ... לפי סדר הפרשיות... וזמנים וחגים... לתועלת... התלמידים אשר חיבר וחידש... ר' יאקב נר"ו בהמנוח... ר' פסח זצללה"ה מניקל שפורג הנקרא בפי כל... ר' יאקב קוניץ... בשנת בשוב ה' ש'בות עמו י'ג'ל' י'ע'ק'ב'

השמטות לספר זה נדפסו בספרו מרבה שלום. הסכמות: ר' יוסף משטיין הרט, פיורדא, ח תשרי תקכ"ה; ר' דוד ב"ר ליב [ברלין] מברלין, דעסויא; ר' נתן גינצבורג, אובין ישן, ראש-חודש אייר תק"ך; ר' לעמל הלוי, גלוגא, יג טבת תקכ"ד.

   BE ayin 652: Cohen, Hungary, p. 210; CD-EPI 0162927
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica