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Lot #    26314
Auction End Date    3/23/2010 11:35:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hokhmat Shelomo
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    R. Solomon Luria (Maharshal)
City    Sulzbach
Publisher    Meshullam Zalman
Publication Date    1755
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   120 ff., 206:162 mm., usual light age and damp staining, old hands. A good copy bound in modern boards.
   Important glosses and annotations on the text of the Talmud by R. Solomon ben Jehiel Luria (Maharshal, c. 1510-64). Maharshals emendations, now appended to editions of the Talmud, are based on the second Bomberg Talmud. Many of Marshals emendations, have been incorporated into the text of the Talmud, so that the development of our Talmud owes a great deal to Hokhmat Shelomo. The text of the volume, in square letters in two columns, generally follows the order of the Talmud. Among the exceptions are tractate Eruvin, which, is at the end of the book. Several tractates have numerous diagrams, for example, Sota, Bava Batra, and Eruvin. There is also decorative material, such as front-piece and tail-piece. On the verso of the title page is an introduction from R. Solomon called Zalman ben Samuel Steina-Kopf, who brought the book to press. There are approbations from R. Gershon Ashkenaz of Metz, R. Isaac Abohab and R. Jacob ben Aaron Sasportas Sephardic rabbis of Amsterdam, and R. Moses ben Kolanymous ha-Kohen of Amsterdam.

The Maharshal was descended from a distinguished family, tracing his lineage to Rashi. His teachers were his father R. Jehiel and his maternal grandfather, R. Isaac Klober of Posen. Luria served as rabbi and head of the yeshiva in Ostrog, leaving after twenty years for Brisk and subsequently becoming a rosh yeshivah in the yeshivah of Shalom Shachna. In 1567, Maharshal founded his own yeshivah. His students include R. Mordecai Jaffe (Levush), Joshua Falk (Derishah u-Perishah), and Hayyim ben Bezalel. Maharshal was known for his intellectual independence.

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   I. Ron, The Talmud Emendations of R. Solomon Luria (Maharshal Alei Sefer, XV; CD-EPI 0143784
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica