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Lot #    35336
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 2:23:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Mitzpeh Aryeh
Title (Hebrew)    מצפה אריה
Author    R. Aryeh Leib Yellin
City    Johannisburg, Prussia
Publication Date    1860
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 81 ff.quarto 215:180 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Only edition of these halakhic novellae on the Talmud and the Rif (Alfasi) by R. Aryeh Leib ben Shalom Shaknah Yellin. The title-page describes Mitzpeh Aryeh as halakhic subject matter going after the source in the Talmud and poskim and the Hilkhot ha-RifHe has called it Mei Be’ir באר (the water of the wells, Numbers 20:17, 21:21:22) for it comes to explain לבאר every din according to the conclusions of the ahronim (later sages). The title-page also informs that Mitzpeh Aryeh is accompanied by Kol Aryeh, discourses. There is an introduction from R. Yellin and then the text.

R. Aryeh Leib ben Shalom Shaknah Yellin (1820-86) was rabbi of Bielsk Podlaski, Poland. He was one of the most prominent Polish rabbis, to whom halakic matters were frequently referred for decision. He was the author of Kol Aryeh and Miẓpeh Aryeh, novellæ on various Talmudical tractates. His most important production is the Yefeh 'Enayim, (trans.: "beautiful eyes") giving the parallel passages found in the Babylonian Talmud, the Yerushalmi, the Midrashim, the Pesichtas, and other ancient rabbinic productions, occasionally with critical remarks which are of the greatest value to the rabbinic student. The Yefeh 'Enayim accompanies the Talmudic text in the new Talmud editions of the Romms of Wilna. Yellin left in manuscript many novellæ on the Talmud and a collection of responsa.

Paragraph 2    ... בעניני ההלכות. ההולכים ממקור הש"ס ופוסקים ... וסביב להלכות הרי"ף קרתי בעז"ה מי באר לבאר כל דין עפ"י מסקנת האחרונים ... ובניתי ... חיבור גדול על כל מסכת ופה אני הנני נותן ... רסיסים אחדים ... ועוד נלוה לו חלק שני. יכונה בשם קול אריה חלק הדרושים מאשר בשרתי בקהל. מהם ערוכים ע"ד הפלפול. ויש אשר על אדני דרוש פשוט הטבעו ... מאתי ... אריה ליב בהרב מוה' שלום שכנא נ"י חו' ביאשינאווקא.

ס' קול אריה לא נדפס כאן.

   BE mem 3340; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryeh_Leib_Yellin; CD-EPI 0135846
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Prussia
Halacha:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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