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Lot #    34848
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 11:16:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Gillui Da'at
Title (Hebrew)    גיליו דעת
Author    R. Shalom Mordecai ben Moses Shvadron
City    Brzezhany
Publication Date    1913
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Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Revised and expanded edition. [8], 438, 27,7 pp. folio 310:210 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original boards, rubbed.
   Important work on Shulhan Arukh Yoreh De'ah on hilkhot shehitah by R. Shalom Mordecai ben Moses Shvadron (Maharsham), one of the foremost rabbis of pre-World War I Europe. The title page has the heading “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things in your Torah” (Psalms 119:18) and has a statement from R. Shvadron that in this work he gives his humble opinion on many novellae related to this halakhah and pilpulim on the words of the Talmud and poskim on these subjects. Included are many of his responsa on practical related subjects. He has divided th work into two parts, a detailed exposition one entitled Da’at Torah, the second a concise explanation of the pertinent laws entitled Mi ha-Da’at. In the volume the two parts are sid. by side. At the end of the volume are kuntresim on hilkhot trefus. R, Shalom Mordecai ben Moses Shvadron, (1835–1911) was a Galician rabbi. He was born in Zolochev. Assiduous in his studies and possessing a phenomenal memory, he was, at the age of 16, familiar with the whole Talmud. He was ordained by R. J.S. Nathanson and Moses Kluger, who did not usually ordain rabbis. After his marriage, he engaged in business, mainly in the timber trade, but in 1866 lost his fortune. Although offered important positions, he steadfastly refused to accept them, contenting himself with the rabbinate of small communities. The first was Potok, but finally he became rabbi of Brezen and was henceforth known as the "Rabbi of Brezen" or the "Maharsham" (the initials of Morenu ha-Rav Shalom Mordecai) from the title of his volume of responsa. His fame was much greater than the positions he held. He exercised firm control and the civil authorities used to transfer to him cases in which Jews were involved. He was a modest and friendly man. Consulted by some of the greatest scholars, he always used to answer his questioners without delay. Shvadron is best known for his responsa, four volumes of which appeared during his lifetime and three posthumously. These were accepted as authoritative and as essential for dealing with the practical problems of the time. They are distinguished by the painstaking care and clarity with which he analyzed the problem and quoted all the talmudic sources and commentaries, finally reaching a definite decision, by the simplicity of his style, by his anxiety to adduce every consideration that would enable him to reach a lenient decision while keeping strictly to the halakhah, and by his readiness to accept responsibility for his decisions. Among his other works are Gillui Da'at on the Shulhan Arukh, Yoreh De'ah (2 vols., 1913–26), and Oraḥ Ḥayyim (1920); Da'at Torah (1891) on the laws of sheḥitah; Darkhei Shalom (1929), a methodology of the Talmud and posekim; Haggahot Maharsham (1932) on the Talmud; Mishpat Shalom (1871) on the Shulḥan Arukh Ḥoshen Mishpat; and Tekhelet Mordekhai on the Pentateuch (1913).
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   BE gimel 268; CD-EPI 0168712
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Galicia
Halacha:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
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