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Lot #    26315
Auction End Date    3/23/2010 11:35:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Mahazit ha-Shekel
Title (Hebrew)    מחצית השקל
Author    R. Samuel ha-Levi Kelin
City    Vienna
Publisher    Anton Schmid
Publication Date    1817
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Two volumes, 356:228 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining, stamps. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   R. Samuel b. Natan Nata ha-Levi Kelin (1720–1806), rabbi and posek. Kolin took his name from his birthplace, Kolin, in Bohemia, where he received his talmudic education, and was considered a child prodigy. After his marriage he settled in Boskovice and his material needs were provided by his wife, who managed a wool business, leaving him free for study. Although he never held an official rabbinic appointment, for over 60 years he conducted a yeshivah which attracted many pupils. R. Kolin achieved fame through his comprehensive work, Mahazit ha-Shekel, a commentary on the Shulhan Arukh, Orah Hayyim and Yoreh De'ah. The section on Orah Hayyim (Vienna, 1807–08) is in fact a supercommentary on the Magen Avraham of R. A. A. Gombiner. Its main purpose is to give the actual wording of the sources to which R. Gombiner alludes, or which he abbreviates, and to simplify his rather difficult language. Only portions of the commentary to the Yoreh De'ah, part 1, and on the laws of niddah were published (1858–60). The Mahazit ha-Shekel achieved wide popularity among scholars who depended on it in arriving at halakhic decisions. It was published separately a number of times and in later editions together with the text of the Shulhan Arukh. R. Kolin's sermons (1906) and his commentaries to Bava Batra and Avodah Zarah (1958) were also published under the same title.
Paragraph 2    נדפס שנית בהרבה תוספות ותקונים (שנתקנו כל הטעיות אשר נפלו בראשונים [ווין תקס"ז-תקס"ח] ... גם ההשמטות, שהם כערך שני <באגען>, אשר שכתו בהדפסה ראשונה ונדפסו זמן רב אח"כ [עיין הוצאת ווין תקס"ז-תקס"ח] ... המגיה... ליזר שטייניץ). חלק א-ב.
   CD-EPI 0164448; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Austria
Halacha:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica