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Lot #    8589
Auction End Date    12/7/2004 11:33:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Rebbe Eizel Harif
Title (Hebrew)    רבי אייזל חריף
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Benzion Eisenstadt
City    New York
Publisher    A. H. Rosenberg
Publication Date    1904
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 19, [1] pp., 192:130 mm., usual age staining. A very good copy not bound as published.
   Biography of R. Eizel Harif.

R. Benzion Eisenstadt (1873–1951), was born in Kletsk, Belorussia. In his youth he was attracted to modern Hebrew literature and while in his teens corresponded with Jewish scholars, such as Slonimski and Buber. While still in Russia he published Zioni (Warsaw, 1895; Parts 2–4, Vilna 1899–1902), a biographical dictionary of contemporary rabbis and scholars, and Rabbanei Minsk va-Hakhameha, on the rabbis and scholars of Minsk (Vilna, 1899), as well as Ve-Zot li-Yehudah (1901), annotations on Noda bi-Yehudah, the responsa of R. Ezekiel Landau.

In 1903 he emigrated to the U.S. where, in addition to talmudic works, he continued to publish biographical works on well-known rabbis, scholars and communal leaders. They include Hakhmei Yisrael be-Amerikah (with photographs, 1903), Dorot ha-Aharonim (2 vols., 1913, 1917), Anshei ha-Shem Be-Arzot ha-Brit (1933) and, posthumously Benei Hiyyon (1952).

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Language:    Yiddish
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