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Lot #    8662
Auction End Date    12/7/2004 12:46:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Kedushat ha-Shem
Title (Hebrew)    קדושת השם
Author    [Unrecorded Portrait] R. Joseph Shapotsnick
City    London
Publisher    Express
Publication Date    1917
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Revised edition. 80 pp. plus unrecorded portrait pastdown on rear endpaper, 208:132 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the originalcloth boards.
   On the sanctity of the Divine name.

R. Joseph Shapotshnick, a Talmudic scholar, emmigrated from Kishnev and Odessa to England, where he settled in the East End of London in 1913. He took upon himself the title of Chief Rabbi, and conducted himself in such a manner that he soon came into conflict with the recognized establishment, that is, the Chief Rabbi and his Bet Din, as well as more right wing rabbis. His support of hopeless causes brought him into conflict with established authority and made him a colorful figure in his day. Among his opponents was R. Samuel Hillman, Dayan of the United Synagogue, who referred to Shapotshnick as a madman in correspondence with such prominent Eastern European rabbis as R. Hayyim Ozer Grodzinski of Vilna. The latter responded with a proclamation, signed by hundreds of rabbis, opposing Shapotshnick. In response, Shapotshnick published “Original Letters Received from World Famous Rabbinical Authorities Recognizing Chief Rabbi . . . Shapotshnick as one of the Greatest Talmudical Scholars. . .” He was a prolific writer, his works encompassing a wide variety of subjects, from Kabbalah and responsa to science and psychology.

Paragraph 2    ... הוצאה שניה (בהוספות ומלואים).

הספר חזר ונדפס בצורה מורחבת בתוך ספרו "ש"ס המשפיע", לונדון תרפ"ח.

   CD-EPI 0168431
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
England:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica