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Lot #    10618
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 1:01:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Givat Binyamin
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Only Ed. - Montefiore] R. Isaac Danzig
City    Berdichev
Publisher    Hayyim Yaakov Sheftel
Publication Date    1895
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 40 pp. plus wrappers, 194:145 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original paper title-wrappers.
   Eulogy for R. Binush Katzenelson. The title page states that it is Givat Binyamin (Geba of Benjamin (I Samuel 13:15), a grievous mourning (Genesis 50:11) for R. Binush Katzenelson of Kiev who died on Erev Shabbat 5 Kislev 5696 (November 22, 1895), delivered by the well known Rav, R. Isaac Danzig ben Manush. Givat Binyamin was published due to the efforts of the well known philanthropist R. Aryeh Leib Friedland. A second title page, also in Hebrew, states that it is a grievous mourning and a bitter lamentation (Jeremiah 6:26) for a great man, truly pious, outstanding in Torah, with a pure fear of G-d, a giver of charity, who did good, etc. The eulogy was delivered Monday, 15 Kislev 5696 (December 2, 1895) in the great bet medrash of the Sephardim in Petrograd, amd they lamented over him. R. Danzig is described as the author of Bet Yizhak, Baer Yizhak, Alon Bechot, Mezvot Even, and books on the principles of the Torah.

There is an introduction by R. Danzig who here gives the name of the deceased as Benjamin (Binyamin) Binush ha-Kohen Katzenelson. Included are several letters from prominent rabbis concerning the decease, and then the text of the eulogy, which is in a single column in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words. Included witht this eulogy for Katzenelson are eulogies for R. Jekuthiel Zalman Landau, who died on 26 Tevet 5655 (Tuesday, January 26, 1895), and Sir Moses Montefiore, who died on Tuesday, 16 Menahem Av 5645 (July 28, 1885).

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   BE gimel 91; CD-EPI 0124902
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Other:    Eulogies
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica