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Lot #    22418
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 12:46:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Nifla’ot Yitzhak/ Ohel Yitzhak
Title (Hebrew)    אהל יצחק / נפלאות יצחק
Author    [Hasidim] R. Moses Menahem Mendel Walden
City    Piotrkow
Publisher    Benjamin Liebeskind
Publication Date    1914
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 41, 48 pp. octavo 215:155 mm.usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Descriptive work on the history of Hasidism in Poland and its leaders by Moses Menahem Mendel ben Aaron Walden. An unusual feature of the book is that the first two title pages, one with the book name within an architectural frame and the second more detailed, both give the title as Nifla’ot Yitzhak, yet the header for the text of the book and the title under which it is known is Ohel Yitzhak. The detailed title page states that it is wondrous tales, good and pleasant customs, Torah novealle, enlightening like sapphire, from the rabbis, ge’onim, holy and well known in Israel. A second paragraph refers to Walden’s father, Aaron Walden, author of Shem ha-Gedolim he-Hadash. Ohel Yitzhak is in two parts, the second part concluding with addenda to the first part. The text is in two columns in rabbinic type. Included are tales about R. Jacob Isaac ha-Hozeh (the Seer) of Lublin.

R. Moses Menahem Mendel Walden published several works on the history of Hasidism in Poland, including, in addition to Ohel Yitzhak, Beit ha-Hayyim (1930–31) on rabbis who died in Kielce; Ve-Khabbed Av, supplements to Shem ha-Gedolim he-Hadash (1923); Nifle'ot Yizhak (1914), on the brothers Mordecai Menahem and Jacob David Kalish; and Nifle'ot ha-Rabbi (1911), also on Ha-Hozeh of Lublin. His father, Aaron ben Isaiah Nathan Walden (1838–1912) was a Hasid of R. Menahem Mendel of Kotsk and R. Isaac Meir Alter of Gur. For many years he worked as proofreader at Ephraim Baumritter's publishing house in Warsaw. He became particularly well known for his bio-bibliographical work, Shem ha-Gedolim he-Hadash, following the same structure and augmenting the Shem ha-Gedolim of R. H.J. D. Azulai. He also published R. Simeon b. Isaac ha-Levi Oshenburk's Devek Tov on Rashi's commentary on the Pentateuch with many emendations (1895); a new edition of R. David b. Solomon ibn Abi Zimra's (Radbaz) responsa, Parts 1–7 (1882); R. Moses Alshekh's commentary on the Five Scrolls (1862); and Mikdash Me'at (1890–93), an anthology of the aggadah on the Psalms in five parts. He died in Kielce.

Paragraph 2    כולל ספורים ... והנהגות ... וחדושי תורה ... מאת האחים ... מו"ה מרדכי מנחם [קאליש] זצ"ל אשר מילא מקום אביו (ר' ישראל יצחק) ... בק"ק ווארקי. והשני ... הר' יעקב דוד מאמשי-נאוו זי"ע. כל אלה העתקתי וסדרתי ... מהרבה ספרים ... ומכי"ק, אשר לא ראו עוד אור הדפוס, ואשר כתבו אלי גאוני ... דורנו ... משה מנחם בהרב ... אהרן וואלדען מווארשא מ"כ [מנוחתו כבוד] בפה קעלץ ... (חלק א-[ב]). בשנת א'ה'ל'י' י'צ'ח'ק' ו'ב'נ'י'ו' ה'צ'ד'י'ק'י'ם' ז'י'"ע'

קדם-שער מקוצר ובו: ווארשא ... תרע"ד ... בראשי העמודים: אהל יצחק. (חלק א): מאת ... ר' יעקב דוד זצלה"ה אבד"ק אמשינוב. [3], 41, [1] עמ'. [חלק ב]: מאת ... ר' מנחם מענדל זצלה"ה מווארקי. [1], 48-4 עמ'. עמ' 46-22: מלואים, והוספות, והשמטות לס' אהל יצחק חלק ראשון, מאת ר' צבי יחזקאל מיכעלזאהן, פלונסק.

   EJ; CD-EPI 0130148
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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