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Lot #    9335
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 12:34:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Imrei Binah
Title (Hebrew)    אמרי בינה
Author    [First Ed. - Signed Copy] R. Meir Auerbach
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Joel Moses Salomon
Publication Date    1871-76
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. Two volumes, [3], 72; 92, [6]; [2], 244 ff., 344:237 mm., wide margins, ff. 3 with loss, old hand on titles. A good copy bound in contemporary half leather boards, rubbed and split.
          
Paragraph 1    With the author's dedication on each title.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Meir b. Isaac Auerbach (1815–1878), rabbi of Jerusalem. R. Auerbach was born in Dobra, central Poland, and served as rabbi of the Polish towns of Kowal, Kolo, and Kalish (Kalisz). In 1860 he migrated to Jerusalem where, at the request of Samuel Salant, one of the leading Jerusalem rabbis, he was elected rabbi of the Ashkenazi congregation. He refused to accept a salary, living on the great wealth he had brought with him. "The rabbi of Kalish," as he was usually called in Jerusalem, was noted for his efforts to develop Jewish settlement in Erez Israel and to extend and strengthen the Jewish settlement in Jerusalem. He headed a society which attempted unsuccessfully to purchase land in Jericho for an agricultural settlement. In Jerusalem he gave generous aid to various charitable institutions and supported such projects as arranging the affairs of the halukkah, founding the general council of Keneset Yisrael, and the yeshivah Ohel Ya'akov. One of the founders of the Me'ah She'arim quarter, he was a vigilant defender of tradition, and fought vehemently against reformers, especially the supporters of secular education in Jerusalem. He was author of Imrei Binah, novellae on the Shulhan Arukh and responsa on Orah Hayyim and on Hoshen Mishpat (pts. l, 2, Jerusalem, 1869–76); part 3, novellae to Even ha-Ezer and part 4, glosses on the Talmud and on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, as well as sermons, were not published. His glosses to R. Aryeh Leib Ginsburg's Turei Even were published along with that work in 1860.
          
Paragraph 2    ... מאשר חנני השי"ת ... מאיר בן ... מ"וה יצחק איצק אויערבאך זללה"ה ... בן ... מו"ה חיים ... מלפנים היתי עבד ... לשרת בקדש בק' קוואהל וק' קויל ... וק' קאליש ... חלק א-ב

דף ריז - רלז, א: קונטרס הקנינים. חלק א: חידושים לאורח חיים ויורה דעה ובסופו קונטרס מאיזה שאלות ותשובות. לפרט ב'ה'ר' ק'ד'ש'ך' [תרל"א]. [3], עב; צב, [6] דף. חלק ב: חידושים לחשן משפט. בשנת י'ר'נ'ו' ו'י'ש'מ'ח'ו' חפצי צדקי [תרל"ו]. [2], רמד דף

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0120204; EJ; Halevy 166, 268
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
Halacha:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica