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Lot #    34728
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 10:17:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hiddushei Maharal
Title (Hebrew)    חדושי מהרא'ל
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Aryeh Leib ben Moses Zuenz
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Hayyim Kelter
Publication Date    1884
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [3], 125 ff. folio 298:195 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A good copy loose in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.
   Only edition of this detailed and comprehensive work on the laws of ribbus (interest) in the Shulhan Arukh by the gaon R. Aryeh Leib ben Moses Zuenz. Also included is his Sefer ha-Madah on the Sefer Kereti u-Feleti by R. Jonathon Eybeschuetz, also on the laws of interest. There are approbations from R. Moses Mintz of Brod, and R. Samuel Zinvel. The text is comprised of the Shulhan Arukh in the middle of the page Kereti ha-Madah in the inner column and Hiddushei Maharal in the outer column.

R. Aryeh Leib ben Moses Zuenz (Zuedlz, 1773–1883), Polish rabbi and author. Zuenz was a descendant of Leib Zuenz (17th century) who served as rabbi of Holleschau and Pinczow, where Aryeh Leib was born. His great perspicacity was recognized when he was young, and he became known as Leib Ḥarif ("sharp-witted"). He lived in Prague and in Bratislava, and was appointed rabbi of Plotsk. He later went to Praga, a suburb of Warsaw, where he served as rabbi for two years. However, he relinquished this position when he was appointed the head of a yeshivah in the town. A prolific writer, 21 of his books were published and frequently reprinted. After he directed that the inscription on his tombstone should state that he would intercede in Heaven on behalf of anyone who published his books, many Jews came forward to publish them. His works were highly valued in Poland because of their extreme subtlety and pilpulistic method. Most of his books are on the Talmud and on the Shulḥan Arukh; most important are Ayyelet Ahavim (2 pts., 1888–1891) on Ketubbot; Get Mekushar (Warsaw, 1812) which discusses the ordering of get and ḥaliẓah and has a commentary, Tiv Gittin; Simḥat Yom Tov (1841) on Beẓah; Gur Aryeh (1943) on Ḥullin; and Geresh Yeraḥim (1870) on Gittin. He also wrote original interpretations of the Pentateuch, responsa, and sermons.

Paragraph 2    על הלכות רבית מטור [שולחן ערוך] יורה דעה [סי' קנט-קעז, עם הפנים], מהרב... מו"ה אריה ליב צונץ... ונלוה לזה ספר המדע, והוא חיבור כולל לספר כרתי מהגאון... ר' יונתן אייבשיץ... ולספר פלתי מה"ה... ר' שמעון קרומנוי ז"ל דיין ומורה צדק דק"ק פעסט... על הלכות רבית [נדפס תחילה בפראג תקע"א]...

עם הסכמת ר' משה מינץ מבראד, אב"ד אובן ישן, לספר המדע, הוצאת פראג תקע"א. הסכמה חדשה: ר' שמואל זנוויל במוהרי"ז [ר' יעקב זאב קלפפיש], ווארשא, כ אב תרמ"ד.

   BE mem 150; EJ; CD-EPI 0162076
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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