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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
Physical
Description
   Two volumes, 356:228 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining, stamps. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   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.
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0164448; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Austria
  
Subject
Halacha:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica