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Lot #    10455
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 10:17:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Amudei Olam
Title (Hebrew)    עמודי עולם
Author    [Blood Libel - Only Ed.] R. Samuel ben Azriel
City    Berlin
Publisher    Aaron Moses Rofe
Publication Date    1741
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 48 ff., 205:166 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
   Only edition of these novellae on aggadah in the Talmud by R. Samuel ben Azriel. The title page has a decorative border made up of three rows of florets and is dated from the verse, “And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and let none of his words fall to the ground” (I Samuel 3:19). The text states that it was written by R. Samuel, av bet din שטרים, son of R. Azriel of Lunzburg. This is a work that will be pleasing to everyone on aggadah and halakhah on all of the Talmud. The title page states that the reasons for this work are to be found at length in the introduction. The verso of the title page has approbations from R. Mordecai ben Zevi Hirsch, R. Mordecai ben Abraham and R. Naphtali Hertz ben Benjamin Zev, and R. Jacob ben R. Zevi Hirsch of Pintschov. R. Samuel’s introduction follows, in which he recounts a blood libel a blood libel in Posen that occurred on Rosh HaShanah, 1736. A non-Jewish child died outside the city and a non-Jew found and stabbed the body so that it looked like a sieve and then charged the Jews with the crime. The authorities came and seized the rav. The details of this blood libel and its disastrous consequences are recounted by R. Samuel. The book is named after the verse in Pirkei Avot, that the world stands on three pillars, so this work is divided into three parts, Torah, Avodah, and Gemillat Hasidim. The second part of the book are likkutim on the Talmud.
Paragraph 2    שחיבר... ר' שמואל אב"ד ור"מ דק"ק שטרים בהרב... ר' עזריאל זצ"ל מלנצבורג (במדינת נייא מרק)... באגדתא ובשמעתתא (חלק א, התורה... חלק שני, העבודה... חלק שלישי, גמילות חסדים) חידושי הלכה תוס(פות) ליקוטים על כל הש"ס... בשנת ו'י'ג'ד'ל' ש'מ'ו'א'ל' וה' היה ע'מו ולא הפיל מכל דבריו א'רצה

ב"הקדמת הרב המחבר" מסופר על עלילת הדם בפוזנא בשנת תצ"ו. עי': שמעון ברנפלד, ספר הדמעות, ג, ברלין תרפ"ו, עמ' רלח-רמה. יש טפסים על ניר כחול. הסכמות: ר' מרדכי ב"ר צבי הירש, ליסא, כד שבט תצ"ח; רבני ברלין: ר' מרדכי ב"ר אברהם (טאקליס) מליסא ור' נפתלי הירץ ב"ר בנימין זאב (מפילא), יח מנחם [-אב] תק"א; ר' יעקב ב"ר צבי הירש מפינטשוב, גרידץ, ט סיון תק"א.

   Vin Berlin 182; CD-EPI 0170827
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica