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Lot #    35293
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 2:07:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Turei Even
Title (Hebrew)    טורי אבן
Author    R. Aryeh Leib Gunzberg
City    Vilna (Vilnius)
Publication Date    1835
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Third edition. [1], 114 [i.e. 116], 12 ff. 2°, 355:217 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Novellae to several tractates by R. Aryeh Leib ben Asher Gunzberg (1695–1785), talmudist. Born in Lithuania, R. Aryeh became assistant to his father on his appointment about 1720 as rabbi of the upper district in Minsk, comprising at the time 40 small communities. In 1733 he founded a yeshiva, which soon attracted students from Belorussia and Lithuania. Differences over methods of instruction between R. Aryeh Leib and R. Jehiel Heilprin, author of Seder ha-Dorot and head of another yeshivah in Minsk, led to much friction between both the teachers and students, R. Heilprin being opposed to the pilpulistic method used by R. Aryeh Leib to stimulate the minds of his students. In the introduction to his famous volume of responsa, Sha'agat Aryeh, however, R. Aryeh Leib himself is critical of the role of pilpul in establishing the "truth of the Torah." Finally compelled in 1742 to leave Minsk, he settled in one of the nearby towns where he continued to help his aged father. In 1750 he was appointed rabbi in Volozhin, where among some of his notable disciples were R. Hayyim Volozhiner and his brother Simhah. Here he prepared his halakhic work, Sha'agat Aryeh (Frankfort on the Oder, 1755). He lived in poverty, became involved in disputes with the community leaders, and at the age of 69 wandered from city to city. He reached Germany and eventually accepted the position of av bet din in Metz (1765), becoming also head of a large yeshivah there. He remained in Metz until his death. Besides his Sha'agat Aryeh, R. Aryeh Leib published in his lifetime Turei Even, novellae on the tractates Rosh Ha-Shanah, Hagigah, and Megillah (Metz, 1781). His posthumously published works are: She'elot u-Teshuvot Sha'agat Aryeh ha-Hadashot (1874); Gevurot Ari, novellae on Ta'anit (1862); and Gevurot Ari, on Yoma and Makkot (1907).
Paragraph 2    ...והוא חיבור על שלשה מסכתות, ראש השנה . חגיגה מגילה ... [מאת] ארי' המכונה ליב באמ"ו ... ר' אשר זלל"הה, נדפס פעם ראשונה בק"ק מיץ ועתה ... פה פעם שני'[!] עם תוספות הגהות ותנקונים[!]: עוד נוסף עליו קונטרס אחרון מהרב המביא לבית הדפוס (ר' משה ארי' ב"ר יהושוע מק"ק ווילנא) בו יעורר ... בכמה מקומות הצריכין ביאור ועיון בדברי הגאון המחבר זללה"ה ...

פאגינאציה משובשת. יב דף האחרונים: קונטרס אחרון, מאת ר' משה ארי' ליב ב"ר יהושע זצלה"ה, עם הקדמה ממנו. עם הסכמות ר' אברהם אבלי ב"ר אברהם שלמה, ווילנא, ט אדר תקצ"ה; ר' ארי' ליב מבית קאצינעלין בוגין, בריסק דליטא, כג אייר תקצ"ה; ר' יעקב ב"ר אהרון, קארלין, א אייר תקצ"ה; ר' צבי הירש ברודא, סאלאנט; ר' אליהו ב"ר יעקב, [קאוונא-וויליאמפאלי], יז תמוז [תקצ"ה]; ר' אהרן ב"ר י, קארטינגע, טו מנחם-[אב] תקצ"ד; ר' דוד [ב"ר משה] נאווארדאק, ד [ניסן] תקצ"ה; ר' דוב בערוש אשכנזי, סלאנימא, י ניסן תקצ"ה; ר' בנימין ב"ר שלמה [ברודא], הוראדנא, כז ניסן תקצ"ה.

   CD-EPI 0116989; EJ; D. Maggid, Sefer Toledot Mishpehot Ginzburg (1899), 35–52
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19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
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