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Lot #    29217
Auction End Date    1/25/2011 12:26:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Torat Ha-Baiyit
Title (Hebrew)    תורת הבית הארוך
Author    [The R. Jacob Koppel Kraus Copy]
City    Acs, Hungary
Publication Date    19th cent
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   122 ff., 355:222 mm., wide margins, light age staining, old hands. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.
Paragraph 1    The copy of R. Jacob Koppel b. Zevi Judah Krausz (1828-1914), rabbi of Acs, Hungary (1871-1914), with his inscription and signature (f.2), marginalia (f.53). R. Krausz was born in Bratislava and educated in Hungarian yeshivot. He is the author of Birkhat Ya'acov (2 vol., Bratislava 1870-79) homilies, and Mispad Judah (Bratislava, 1866) eulogy for R. Judah Aszad.
   Torat ha-Baiyit ha-Arukh, R. Solomon ibn Aderet, (Vienna 1811) is a legal manual dealing with the laws of niddah. The book is divided into seven parts, is written with great profundity and perception, and embodies detailed halakhic discussions. Rashba reviews the methods of his predecessors, raises and meets objections, refutes and corroborates, decides among opposing views, and advances his own opinion. R. Aaron ha-Levi of Barcelona, a fellow townsman and old friend of the author, wrote many critical notes on this book in his Bedek ha-Bayit. Although R. Aaron ha-Levi in his introduction and criticisms wrote in a respectful tone, Rashba felt offended and wrote in reply his Mishmeret ha-Bayit (all included in the 1608 Venice edition) which was issued anonymously and contained no clue to the author's identity. It purports to have been written by a scholar solicitous of Adret's honor. However, in one of his responsa Adret revealed that he was the author.
   CD-EPI 0105711; Shem haGedolim Hagar f. 35.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Autographed:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica