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Lot #    22286
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 11:50:14 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Shev Ya'acov
Title (Hebrew)    שב יעקב
Author    [First Ed.] R. Jacob b. Benjamin Poppers
City    Frankfort am Main
Publication Date    1742
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [1], 109; [1] 139 ff., 328:206 mm., wide margins, usual damp staining, stamp on title, few scattered minor wormholes. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
          
Paragraph 1    The R. Moses b. Naftali Zevi Finkel, Rosh Yeshiva of Keneset Israel Slabodka copy with his signature and stamps on title.
          
Detailed
Description
   Important responsa. R. Jacob b. Benjamin Poppers, Ha'Kohen, was born in Prague, studied under his father and in various yeshivot. He was subsequently appointed rabbi of Coblenz and of Trier, in the Rhineland. He declined an invitation to Halberstadt in 1718 but accepted the rabbinate of Frankfort where he headed a large yeshivah. His disciples included R. Jacob Berlin, R. Joseph Steinhardt, and R. Joseph Wassertrilling. R. Poppers corresponded with the great scholars of his time on halakhic and contemporary problems. He was among those who imposed a ban on R. Moses Hayyim Luzzatto in 1725 for teaching Kabbalah and on suspicion that he adhered to the Shabbatean doctrine. Compelled to leave Italy, R. Luzzatto arrived in Frankfort, where he was summoned before the bet din of R. Poppers and, after much discussion, was obliged again to promise not to teach Kabbalah nor to engage in its study until he was 40 years old.
          
Paragraph 2    חלק א: [אורח חיים ויורה דעה]. [1], קט דף. חלק א: דף קט,ב: דברי המגיה, ר' משה ב"ר שלמה מנהיים מק"ק ווירמש. חלק ב: שו"ת השייכי' לטור אה"ע וטח"מ. [1], קלט דף.
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0157250; Vinograd, Frankfurt am Main 497; Friedberg 250; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
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Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica