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Lot #    10604
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 12:47:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Horah Gever
Title (Hebrew)    הורה גבר
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Bezalel Ranschburg
City    Prague
Publication Date    1802
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [4], 38, [5] ff., 331:209 mm., wide margins, usual age staining, final few ff. corners rounded affecting single letters on final. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   R. Bezalel b. Joel Ranschburg (1760–1820), rabbinical author. In accordance with the imperial decree of 1787 he adopted the name "Daniel Rosenbaum" but was later called Ranschburg, the Yiddish pronunciation of the town Ronsperg, the German name for Pobezovice where he was born. He attended yeshivot at Schwabach, Fuerth, and Prague, where he was a pupil of R. Leib Fischels and also studied under R. Ezekiel Landau. He never held an official appointment and was supported by his wife and her father, but acted as rosh yeshivah in Prague. R. Ranschburg fought Reform (Resp. Hatam Sofer). Among his pupils was R. Zacharias Frankel (MGWJ, 45 (1901), 220).

He devoted himself to commenting on those tractates of the Talmud on which there are few commentaries, such as his Horah Gever on Horayot (Prague, 1802) and Pithei Niddah (1957; published in Jerusalem 1928 under the title Hokhmat Bezalel). His Sedeh Zofim on R. Asher b. Jehiel's halakhot was appended to the Prague Talmud edition (1839–46). His Ma'aseh Rav (Prague, 1823) deals partly with tractate Nazir. Haggahot based on it are included in all subsequent editions of the Talmud. Many letters on halakhic subjects which he wrote to the censor Carolus Fischer (partly signed "Ilan Shoshan") are preserved in the Prague University Library (MGWJ, 62 (1918), 49–56).

Paragraph 2    והוא חיבור נאה למסכת הוריות כולה... לרבות בתלמוד ירושלמי ובדברי הרמב"ם בפירושו ובחיבורו... חברתיו ... בצלאל בלא"א... ר' יואל רנשבורג נ"י.

חלק מנוסח השער בדיו אדומה. קולופון: מו"ה בנעט נאחוד... יגע וטרח... על מלאכת הדפוס... להגיהו מן הטעיות. הסכמות: ר' יהודה ליב ב"ר מאיר ר' פישל (פישלס) בומסלא, פראג, כג שבט תקס"ב; ר' אלעזר ב"ר דוד פלעקלס, פראג, כב שבט תקס"ב; ר' אלעזר קאליר, קעלין, תקנ"ה; ר' מאיר ב"ר שמחה ווייל, בערלין, כו שבט תקס"ב.

   CD-EPI 0165835; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Bohemia
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica