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Lot #    34926
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 11:50:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Haggadah Shel Pessah
Title (Hebrew)    הגדה של פסח - נגיד ונפיק
Author    [Only Ed. - Haggadah] R. Benjamin Gittelson
City    Jerusalem - Cleveland
Publisher    י'ן לעווי ושותפיו
Publication Date    1904
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition of commentary. [5], 62, [1] ff., 8°, 220:140 mm., damp, food & wine staining. A good copy loose in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Haggadah with commentary Nagid vaNaphik by R. Benjamin Judah Gittelsohn (1851-1932), rabbi of Cleveland, Ohio. R. Gittelsohn, a descendant of R. Isaiah Halevi Horowitz, was born in Uzventis, Kovno Province, in 1851 (not 1853, as in some sources). His father died when he was eight years old, and he thereafter wandered from town to town studying in various yeshivot. At the age of fourteen he began his studies at a yeshiva in Slobodka with R. Jacob Joseph. In 5628 [1868] he entered the yeshiva of Slonim. After receiving rabbinic ordination from leading rabbis, he was appointed the rabbi of Alanta in 5638 [1878] and Troskunai in 5643 [1883]. In 5650 [1890] he acceded to the request of those acquainted with him and he immigrated to Cleveland. He served there as the rabbi of Shaare Torah. Almost a decade after he left for America, R. Gittelsohn complained that he still enjoyed neither peace nor respite. For many years he was Cleveland's sole productive rabbinic scholar.
Paragraph 2    עם באור נגיד ונפיק, (גם מטעמים עשיתי למנהגי ליל זה מהחל ועד כלה, הנקוב בשם "משא בבל"), מאת בנימין גיטעלסאהן בלא"א... ר' יהודה ליב ז"ל, רב בקליוולאנד אהיא באמעריקא...

הסכמה: ר' אלי' דוד ראבינאוויץ תאומים, ערב פסח תרס"ב.

   CD-EPI 0187037; Yudlov 2262; Yaari 1657
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Haggadah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica