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Lot #    5468
Auction End Date    9/16/2003 10:06:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Reishit Bekurei
Title (Hebrew)    ראשית בכורי
Author    [American Judaica] R. Simon Finkelstein
City    Berlin
Publisher    Zvi Hirsch Itzkovsky
Publication Date    1889
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. VIII, 64 pp., usual light browning, crude clear tape repair to title. A very good copy bound in contemporary cloth boards, rubbed.
   Novellae on several tractates.

R. Simon Isaac b. Yehudah Zvi Ha'Levi Finkelstein (1861-1947) was born in Vilyampolskaya Sloboda and emigrated to the U.S. in 1886 or 87. He held the rabbinical position in several American communities. In 1889 he served in Baltimore, followed by a short stay in Cincinnati, in 1899 we find him in Syracuse, by 1924 he had settled in Brownsville (Brooklyn, NY) where he lived until his demise. R. Finkelstein possessed a fine ability in Hebrew writing and was renown for his ability in delivering eloquent homilies. His published works attest to his erudite scholarship: Bet Yitzchak (St. Louis 1924); Bekurei Anuvim (Chicago 1899); Ein Simon (New York 1935).

Paragraph 2    ... חדושים... בהלכות על כמה מסכתות... ויבאר כמה סוגיות... בפלפול... וגם איזה דרושים... מאתי... שמעון יצחק במהרי"צ פינקעלשטיין, רב... דפה ק"ק באלטימארע... הסכמות: ר' יצחק אלחנן [ספעקטאר], קאוונא, יח מנחם אב תרמ"ט; ר' יצחק מאיר [ראבינאוויץ], ווי"פ [וויליאמפול ] סלאבאדקה, יח מנחם אב תרמ"ט; ר' מרדכי שליט, קאוונא, מנחם אב תרמ"ט.
   CD-EPI 0179857; Deinard p. 22 & 150
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica