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Lot #    26272
Auction End Date    3/23/2010 11:14:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shemen Rosh
Title (Hebrew)    שמן ראש
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Asher Anshel b. Mordecai Ashkenazi
City    Mukachevo
Publisher    Samuel Zenvil Kahana
Publication Date    1903
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [4], 45; [1], 60; 24, 42, 16 ff. folio 330:216 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Only edition of these responsa on all four parts of the Shulhan Arukh by R. Asher Anshel ben Mordecai Ashkenazi. The title page describes Shemen Rosh as including pilpul, discourses and eulogies. There are approbations from R. Isaac Shemekish and R. Shalom Mordedai ha-Kohen Schwadron, an introduction from the author , and then the text, in two columns in rabbinic type. On the last page, as an addendum to Shemen Rosh, is the will and testament of R. Moses David Ashkenazi, R. Asher Anshel’s grandfather.

R. Asher Anshel ben Mordecai Ashkenazi (1833-1901) was a grandson of the renowned R. Moses David Ashkenazi (c. 1780–1856) who was born in Galicia where his father Asher served as rabbi. From 1803 to 1843 R. Moses David Ashkenazi held the office of rabbi at Tolcsva, Hungary. Thereafter he settled in Ereẓ Israel where he became a rabbi of the Ashkenazi community in Safed, a position he held until his death. The following works of his have been published: (1) Toledot Adam, novellae to several talmudic tractates (Jerusalem, 1845); (2) Be'er Sheva, a collection of homiletical discussions of the Pentateuch (1853).

Paragraph 2    כולל שו"ת על ארבע חלקי ש"ע בהלכה ובפלפול וגם דרשות והספדים, מאת הרב ... אשר אנשיל אשכנזי זצ"ל שהי' מלפנים אבדק"ק פאלטישעני >מדינת רומעניען< ובסוף ימיו ראב"ד דק"ק סטאניסלוי <גאליציען>, בן הרב ... מרדכי אשכנזי זצ"ל אבדק"ק פיסטי וראב"ד בסטאניסלוי, ונכד להגאון ... משה דוד אשכנזי זצ"ל אב"ד דק"ק טאלטשווא ואב"ד ... צפת ... בהוצאות ובהשתדלות בני הרב המחבר ... בשנת ב'ש'מ'ן' ל'מ'א'ר'

דף [2]: דברי בני הרב המחבר, משה דוד אשכנזי, שלמה אשכנזי, יצחק אשכנזי. הספירה האחרונה: בשמים ראש, דרושים והספדים. בעמ' האחרון: צוואת הגאון ... משה דוד אשכנזי זצ"ל אב"ד דק"ק טאלטשווא וצפת"ו. נכתבה בצפת באדר-א תרט"ז. עם הסכמות ר' יצחק שמלעקיש, לבוב, כה ניסן תרס"ג; ר' שלום מרדכי הכהן [שוואדראן], ברעזאן, ג ניסן תרס"ג.

   BE shin 1808; EJ; CD-EPI 0112170
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Rumania
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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