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Lot #    10533
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 11:36:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Beurim al Peirush Rashi
Title (Hebrew)    ביאורים על פירוש רשי
Author    R. Israel B. Isserlein
City    Riva di Trento
Publisher    Three Partners
Publication Date    1562
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   24 ff., 195:141 mm., light age and damp staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in modern leather boards.
          
Paragraph 1    The Hebrew printing press in Riva, was active between 1558 and 1562 and produced about 35 titles. The press owed its success to the cooperation of three men: Cardinal Cristoforo Madruzzo, bishop of Trent, who had jurisdiction over the town and whose coat-of-arms appears on many of the Riva publications; R. Joseph b. Nathan Ottolenghi, rabbi and rosh yeshivah at Cremona; and Jacob Marcaria, dayyan and physician, also of Cremona, who was the printer and contributed learned prefaces to his productions.
          
Detailed
Description
   Expositions on Rashi's commentary on the Pentateuch.

R. Israel B. Isserlein b. Pethahiah (1390–1460), the foremost rabbi of Germany in the 15th century. R. Isserlein was also called, after the towns in which he resided, Israel Marburg and Israel Neustadt, but he was mainly known as "the author of Terumat ha-Deshen," his chief work. Isserlein, the great grandson of Israel of Krems (author of Haggahot Asheri), was born in Regensburg. His father died when Israel was a youth, so he was educated in Wiener-Neustadt in the home of his mother's brother Aaron Plumel (Blumlein). In 1421 his uncle and mother were killed during the Vienna persecutions. After staying for some time in Italy, Isserlein established his residence in Marburg, Styria. In 1445 he returned to Wiener-Neustadt where he was appointed rabbi and av bet din of the city and neighborhood. Here Isserlein spent the rest of his life, and through him Wiener-Neustadt became a center of study, attracting a large number of students, many of whom later served as rabbis in various communities. Outstanding scholars and communities addressed their problems to him and accepted his decisions. The most important posekim valued his books and highly praised his personality. R. Moses Mintz called him Nesi ha-Nesi'im ("chief of chiefs"; responsa, no. 12 Salonika, 1802 ed., 10b). R. Isserlein refused to accept a salary from his community. He opposed those rabbis who tried to dominate their congregants by threats of excommunication. Through his efforts and personal authority he prevented a controversy among the German communities of the Rhine district when R. Seligman of Bingen attempted to impose various takkanot on them enacted on his responsibility, and threatened excommunication of those who did not accept the takkanot.

          
Paragraph 2    ביאורי מהרא"י יסד הגאון מהר"ר ישראל ז"ל, הנקרא רבי איסרלן. והוא ביאור על פרש"י בחמשה חומשי תורה.

דף כג,ב-כד: דמות כסא שלמה המלך.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0109695; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
16th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
Bible:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica