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Lot #    22287
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 11:41:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Seder Mishneh
Title (Hebrew)    סדר משנה
Author    [First Ed.] R. Benjamin Zev Boskowitz
City    Prague
Publisher    Scholl'schen Buchdruckerei
Publication Date    1820
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [3], 94 ff., 357:213 mm., wide margins, usual age staining, stamps, old hands. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and torn.
   Annotations to Maimonides' Mishneh Torah Sefer ha-Madda.

R. Benjamin Zev Boskowitz (Wolf) ha-Levi (1740–1818), rabbi and author. Named after his birthplace, he was the son of R. Samuel Kolin, the author of Mahazit ha-Shekel. In 1785 he was rabbi in Aszod (Pest district), and Prossnitz (Moravia) from 1786 to 1790. From there he returned to Alt-Ofen (Buda, part of Budapest) where he had previously resided. In 1793 he was appointed rabbi of Pest. From 1797 to 1802 he served in Balassagyarmat; he then was invited to the rabbinate of Kolin (Bohemia), but the government refused him permission to settle there because he was by then a Hungarian subject. From about 1810 he was rabbi in Bonyhad.

R. Boskowitz' glosses on the Babylonian Talmud were first printed in the Vienna edition of 1830 and frequently ever since. His annotations to Maimonides' Mishneh Torah were partly published (to Sefer ha-Madda (Prague, 1820), to Hilkhot Shabbat (Jerusalem, 1902), to Hilkhot Shevitat Asor (1940), and to Hilkhot Hamez u-Mazzah (1941)). He also wrote: Ma'amar Esther - sermons on the Bible and aggadah (Ofen, 1822); Shoshan Edut, to the tractate Eduyyot (1903–05); and Le-Binyamin Amar, a commentary on the sayings of Rabba b. Hana in Bava Batra 73 (ibid., 1905). Boskowitz corresponded with R. Ezekiel Landau of Prague on halakhic problems (cf. Noda bi-Yhudah, Mahadurah Tinyanah, OH 25:60, 61, and YD 14:45, 80, passim).

Paragraph 2    חלק ראשון. ביאורים ... על ... יד החזקה (ספר המדע) לרבינו הגדול הרמב"ם ז"ל מאת ... מהור"ר וואלף הלוי זצללה"ה מבאסקוויץ בן ... מהר"ש הלוי זצללה"ה מקעלין ... הובא לדפוס על ידי בנו ותלמידו יוסף הלוי באסקוויץ ובעזרת חתנו גיסו ... הר"ר משה עסטרייך. הכינו ... בעיון רב ... מו"ה איסרל ליסא ני' ...

עם הסכמות ר' אלעזר פלעקלש, פראג, יז מנחם-[אב] תקע"ט; ר' שמואל סג"ל לנדא, פראג, יש אם למב"י [כג אייר] תק"ף; ר' מרדכי בנעט, נ"ש [ניקולשבורג], לג למב"י [יח אייר] תק"ף; ר' משה סופר, פ"ב [פרעסבורג], כו למב"י [יא אייר] תקע"ט; ר' ברוך פרענקל תאומים, לייפניק, יג תמוז תקע"ט; ר' אלעזר [מינץ], טרישט, ערב ראש חודש [מנחם]-אב תקע"ט; ר' בנימין וואלף [ב"ר אליעזר לעוו], קאלין, יא [מנחם]-אב תקע"ט; ר' בצלאל ראנשבורג, [פראג], אם למב"י [כג אייר] תק"ף.

   CD-EPI 0121891; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Bohemia
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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