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Lot #    9357
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 12:56:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Even Shelomo Tosefa
Title (Hebrew)    אבן שלמה תוספאה
Author    [R. Samuel ben Abraham Moltsan
City    Vilna
Publication Date    1890
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   144 pp., 165:115 mm.,
   Ethical work based on the Vilna Gaon by R. Samuel ben Abraham Moltsan. The title page states that it is intended to interpret the way of the Torah and divine service, to remove stumbling blocks, and brings other wondrous matters. All is based on the writings of earlier sages as explained by the Vilna Gaon. This is accompanied by a commentary by remez (allusion) and notes from R. Moltsan. This edition is noteworthy for the inclusion of considerable material from the students of the Gaon and additional notes. It was brought to press by R. Isaac Moltsan, son of the author. The verso of the title page has Cyrillic text, and then the table of contents. Even Shelomo Tosefa is comprised of eleven chapters, beginning with breaking bad character traits, which is the basis of divine service and, in the second chapter, anger, desire, and arrogance. Other subjects are learning Torah; fear, love, and keeping mitzvot; the correct way to educate and reprove children; idleness and conversely zeal in learning Torah as well as the difference between being occupied in Torah and other mitzvot; prayer; the soul leaving the body and reward and punishment in this world and and the world to come. The last chapter deals with the erev rav, the birth pangs of the Messiah and the future redemption. There are four pages with twelve approbations, an introduction and preface, followed by an introduction from the author’s son. The text is in a single column. It is comprised of Even Shelomo on the top of the page in square letters and below extensive annotations and glosses in rabbinic type. At the end is Megillat Esther with the commentary of the Vilna Gaon.
Paragraph 2    ... מאת הרב... שמואל ב"ר אברהם זלה"ה מאלצאן ... נדפס מחדש בהוספות רבות ... ויצא לאור על ידי בנו... יצחק מאלצאן...
   BE alef 187a; CD-EPI 0145584
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Other:    Ethics
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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