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Lot #    8781
Auction End Date    12/7/2004 2:45:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shema'ta Hadta
Title (Hebrew)    שמעתא חדתא
Author    [First Ed.] R. Abraham Broda
City    Frankfort am Oder
Publication Date    1737
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 24 ff., 198:156 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy loose in later boards.
   Novellae and explanations on Ketubbot and the second chapter of Gittin.

R. Abraham b. Saul Broda (d. 1717), rabbi and halakhic authority. Broda was born in Bunzlau (Bohemia) and served as rabbi in Lichtenstadt and in Raudnitz. In 1693 he was appointed head of a yeshivah in Prague but left after a dispute with other rabbis of the city. In 1709 he was appointed rabbi of Metz, and in 1713 of Frankfort, where he remained until his death. In these last two cities he established yeshivot which attracted many students. In his approbation to Eshel Avraham, Jonathan Eybeschuetz paid tribute to Broda's contribution to education and teaching: "He was remarkably successful in learning, teaching, and disseminating Torah, and most contemporary scholars of renown were his disciples. Among his outstanding students were Nethanel Weil, Jonah Landsofer, and Samuel Helman of Metz. His novellae were noted by his students, who quoted them in their works, or published them together with their own works. Broda's most important work is Eshel Avraham (1747), novellae on the tractates Pesahim, Hullin, and Bava Batra. This reveals his erudition, keen intellect, and methodical treatment of the subject matter. The first part, Hiddushei Halakhot, summarizes each topic on the basis of the Talmud and its commentaries, and the second, Hiddushei Posekim, deals with halakhic rulings which derive from these sources. Other works by Broda are Hiddushei Ge'onim (Offenbach, 1723), on Bava Kamma, Bava Mezia, and Sanhedrin; Hiddushei Hilkhot Gittin (Wandsbeck, 1731), published by his disciple, Jonathan b. Isaac ha-Levi; Toledot Avraham (Fuerth, 1769), novellae to Kiddushin and Ketubbot (incomplete). Israel Isserl b. Isaac ha-Levi (beginning of 18th century), a disciple of Broda, published Asefat Hakhamim (1722), which included novellae by Broda. In a takkanah of 1715, Broda deals with the question of modesty, warns against extravagant festivities, and pleads for abstention from extravagance and forbidden foods.

Paragraph 2    משמי' דרב ... ר' אברהם ברודא זצוק"ל ... בהיותו ראש הישיבה בק"ק פראג ... ואב"ד ור"מ בק"ק מיץ ... ובק"ק פ"ק דמיין ... המביא לבית הדפוס ... ר' ירחמיאל במהור"ר מנחם נחום מק"ק רישא ...

חידושים על כתובות ופרק שני מגיטין. הסכמה: ר' משה ב"ר אהרן מלבוב, פפ"ד, כח תמוז תפ"ט.

   CD-EPI 0113975; EJ
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica