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Lot #    5577
Auction End Date    9/16/2003 1:44:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Ohr Ha'yasher
Title (Hebrew)    אור הישר
Author    [Presentation Copy] R. Samuel I. Hillman
City    Kedainiai, Lithuania
Publisher    Movsovics, Kagan
Publication Date    1931
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Presentation copy with Author's inscription. Only edition. 141 ff., folio, 335:240 mm., light browning. A good copy loose in the original cloth boards, split.
          
Detailed
Description
   Novealle on tractate Hulin. R. Samuel Isaac Hillman (1868–1953), Lithuanian rabbi and dayyan of the London bet din. After serving as rabbi of Berezino, Hillman was appointed rabbi of Glasgow in 1908. He was the moving spirit in calling a conference of rabbis of East European origin in Leeds (1913), which marked a turning point in the recognition of those rabbis in England and the beginning of their influence in the communal and religious life of Anglo-Jewry. In 1914 he was appointed a member of the London bet din and, with his profound talmudic knowledge, became its recognized halakhic authority. Shortly after his appointment World War I broke out and Hillman energetically worked to provide for the needs of the many Belgian-Jewish refugees who came to England. As a result he received a reward from the king of Belgium for his services. He was the London correspondent for the great Eastern European rabbis of his time, including R. H. O. Grodzinski and R. Israel Meir ha-Kohen (the "Hafez Hayyim"). A number of the letters of the former to him have been published. Resigning his post in 1934, he settled in Jerusalem where he established a yeshivah.

R. Hillman devoted himself to the Talmud and the halakhic midrashim. He wrote on practically every tractate of the Babylonian Talmud, including the minor tractates (6 vols., 1921–45), tractates of the Jerusalem Talmud (2 vols., 1947–48), all the halakhic Midrashim (2 vols., 1949–50), and the Yad ha-Hazakah of Maimonides. These works are of special importance to the scholar as they include references to all the relevant novellae scattered through the extensive responsa literature. A volume of sermons also appeared under the same title. Hillman had two children, David, London portrait artist and worker in stained glass, who was an active Zionist, and Sarah, who married R. Isaac ha-Levi Herzog.

          
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Reference
Description
   Friedberg 1156; CD-EPI 0126940; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Novellae:    Checked
  
Characteristic
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First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica