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Lot #    29315
Auction End Date    1/25/2011 1:15:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Toledot Avraham
Title (Hebrew)    תולדות אברהם
Author    [First Ed.] R. Abraham Broda
City    Fuerth
Publisher    Itzik Buchbinder
Publication Date    1769
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. [4], 50, 52-61 ff., 216:171 mm., usual age staining, wide margins, old hands. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.
          
Detailed
Description
   Novellae to Kiddushin and Ketubbot (incomplete) by R. Abraham b. Saul Broda (d. 1717), rabbi and halakhic authority. R. Broda was born in Bunzlau (Bohemia) and served as rabbi in Lichtenstadt and in Raudnitz. In 1693 he was appointed head of a yeshiva in Prague but left after a dispute with other rabbis of the city. In 1709 he was appointed rabbi of Metz, and in 1713 of Frankfort, where he remained until his death. In these last two cities he established yeshivot which attracted many students. In his approbation to Eshel Avraham, R. Jonathan Eybeschuetz paid tribute to Broda's contribution to education and teaching: "He was remarkably successful in learning, teaching, and disseminating Torah, and most contemporary scholars of renown were his disciples. Among his outstanding students were R. Nethanel Weil, R. Jonah Landsofer, and R. Samuel Helman of Metz. His novellae were noted by his students, who quoted them in their works, or published them together with their own works. R. Broda's most important work is Eshel Avraham (1747), novellae on the tractates Pesahim, Hullin, and Bava Batra. This reveals his erudition, keen intellect, and methodical treatment of the subject matter. The first part, Hiddushei Halakhot, summarizes each topic on the basis of the Talmud and its commentaries, and the second, Hiddushei Posekim, deals with halakhic rulings which derive from these sources. Other works by R. Broda are Hiddushei Ge'onim (Offenbach, 1723), on Bava Kamma, Bava Mezia, and Sanhedrin; Hiddushei Hilkhot Gittin (Wandsbeck, 1731), published by his disciple, R. Jonathan b. Isaac ha-Levi; Toledot Avraham (Fuerth, 1769), novellae to Kiddushin and Ketubbot (incomplete). R. Israel Isserl b. Isaac ha-Levi (beginning of 18th century), a disciple of R. Broda, published Asefat Hakhamim (1722), which included novellae by R. Broda. In a takkanah of 1715, R. Broda deals with the question of modesty, warns against extravagant festivities, and pleads for abstention from extravagance and forbidden foods.
          
Paragraph 2    מאא"ז ... ר' אברהם ברודא זצ"ל שהי' אב"ד ור"מ ... בק"ק פראג. ומשם נתקבל לק"ק מיץ ואח"כ בעיר ... פ"פ דמיין ... אשר חלק מחכמתו ליריאיו בחדושי הו"ת [הלכה ותוספות] על מס' קידושין וכתובות ... ואף שקצת מן חידושי' האלה כבר נדפסו בספרים אחרים ... יש הפרש גדול ביניהם ... ונתחבר עוד לאוהל ... ספר כתנת יוסף מא"א ... ר' יוסף משה ברעסלא זצ"ל חתן הגאון המחבר ... שהי' אב"ד ור"מ בק"ק באמבערג ... והוא דרש וביאר את התורה מבראשית ועד גמירא ... גם איזה דרשי' על כל י"ט והרבה מהן מן חמיו הרב הנ"ל ... גם קצת הו"ת על מ"ס כתובות [בתוך תולדות אברהם] ומ"ס גיטין כל אלה חוברו יחדיו והובא לדפוס ע"י נכד של ... המחבר ספר תולדות אברהם ובן של המחבר ספר כתנת יוסף ... (אברהם בן ... ר' יוסף זצ"ל ה"ה מק"ק מילהוזין).
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0113978; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Novellae:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica