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Lot #    10439
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 10:01:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    A Dog in the Synagogue!
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר אברהם פליטשק, אבד'ק בסקוביץ ורב הכולל
Author    [Ms.] R. Abraham Placzek
City    Boskovice, Moravia
Publication Date    c. 1860
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 130:203 mm., light age staining, Ashkenazic script, signed and dated.
   Letter to R. N. Frankenstein, regarding a wealthy women who apparently came to synagogue with her dog. R. Placzek, informs R. Frankenstein that such behavior cannot be tolerated. The reply, denies the affair.

R. Abraham Placzek (1799–1884), Landesrabbiner of Moravia. In 1827 he became rabbi in his birthplace, Prerau, Moravia, and in 1832 in Hranice (Maehrisch Weisskirchen). From 1840 until his death he was rabbi in Boskovice. When R. Samson Raphael Hirsch left the Landesrabbinat of Moravia in 1851, the provincial authorities appointed R. Placzek acting Landesrabbiner, declaring the election regulations of 1754 obsolete. He held the post until his death. By this act the Landesrabbinat was removed from Mikulov after more than 200 years. R. Placzek was an outstanding talmudic scholar and strictly Orthodox, supporting R. Solomon Spitzer in his struggle against liturgical reform in Vienna (1872). Nevertheless he attempted to avoid open conflicts between the factions, both in Boskovice and in Moravia.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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Kind of Judaica