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Lot #    26285
Auction End Date    3/23/2010 11:20:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Kuntres Hakhanah de-Rabah
Title (Hebrew)    קונטריס הכנה דרבה
Author    [First Ed.] R. Moses ben Amram Gruenwald
City    Maramarossziget (Sighet)
Publisher    Abraham Kaufman
Publication Date    1910
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 37 ff., octavo, 187:118 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy loose in contemporary boards, rubbed.
Paragraph 1   
   First edition of the will and testament of R. Moses ben Amram Gruenwald. The title page says that this will was left over as a blessing by the Admor, Ateret, light of our eyes, the gaon, R. Moses ben Amram, av bet din of Humna in Klinvarden in Hustt. These are the words that Moses commanded his sons and household after him prior to his going up to heaven, to keep the way of the Lord. It was published by his sons for the public good, may he be an intercessor for us and all Israel. It is dated, “He has torn, and He will heal us הוא טרוף וירפאנו” (Hosea 6:1). The verso of the title page has a severe warning against unauthorized republishing. There is an introduction from R. Abraham Joseph ben R. M. ben Amram, followed by the text, set in a single column in square letters.

The will was translated into German by A. Loewenthal in Jahrbuch fur juedische Geschichte und Literatur, XXVIII, 1927, S. 110-138.

Paragraph 2    והוא ספר הצוואה אשר השאיר ... מו"ה משה בן עמרם זצלה"ה שהי' אב"ד בק"ק הומנא, ובק"ק קליינווארדיין, וטו"ב שנים בק"ק חוסט ... ושם מנ"כ ... הובא לבית הדפוס על ידי בניו ... שנת ה'ו'א' ט'ר'ו'ף' ו'י'ר'פ'א'י'נ'ו'

בראש הספר: הקדמת בן המחבר, ר' אברהם יוסף. פ' רושם בטעות: תרע"א. וכך גם וואכשטיין (קרית ספר, שנהיא, תרצ"ד-תרצ"ה, עמ' 381).

   BE heh 677; CD-EPI 0117949
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Romania
Other:    Will
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica