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Bidding Information
Lot #    26456
Auction End Date    3/23/2010 12:46:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Kizzur Gemarah Berohot
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Joseph Shapotsnick
City    London
Publisher    Tchernitsky
Publication Date    [1920]?
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 580 pp., 272:208 mm., light age staining. A good copy loose in contemporary cloth boards, rubbed and split.
          
Detailed
Description
   Excerpts of the forst tractate with Yiddish translation and commentary by R. Joseph Shapotshnick (1182-1937), Talmudic scholar. He emmigrated from Kishnev and Odessa to England, where he settled in the East End of London in 1913. He took upon himself the title of Chief Rabbi, and conducted himself in such a manner that he soon came into conflict with the recognized establishment, that is, the Chief Rabbi and his Bet Din, as well as more right wing rabbis. His support of hopeless causes brought him into conflict with established authority and made him a colorful figure in his day. Among his opponents was R. Samuel Hillman, Dayan of the United Synagogue, who referred to Shapotshnick as a madman in correspondence with such prominent Eastern European rabbis as R. Hayyim Ozer Grodzinski of Vilna. The latter responded with a proclamation, signed by hundreds of rabbis, opposing Shapotshnick. In response, Shapotshnick published Original Letters Received from World Famous Rabbinical Authorities Recognizing Chief Rabbi . . . Shapotshnick as one of the Greatest Talmudical Scholars. . . He was a prolific writer, his works encompassing a wide variety of subjects, from Kabbalah and responsa to science and psychology.
          
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   Not in CD-EPI
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Talmud
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica