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Lot #    12933
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 10:30:28 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Avot al Banim
Title (Hebrew)    אבות על בנים
Author    [Only Ed. - Avot - Polemic] R. Saul Brach
City    Seini
Publisher    Jacob Weider
Publication Date    1926
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 48 pp., 96 ff., 221:148 mm., nice margins, usual light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth boards, rubbed.
   Novellae on Pirke Avot with a fiery anti-Zionist introduction by R. Saul Brach of Nitra. The title page has a decorative frame and describes R. Brach as av bet din in קאשוי and prior to that av bet din in Magendorf. It also lists several of the other books that he wrote. R. Saul Brach (1865–1940) was rabbi in Slovakia. He served as rabbi in the Hungarian communities of Nagykaroly and Dunaszerdahely, and, finally, in Kosice, Czechoslovakia. His Avot al Banim (1926) is prefaced by a violent attack on the Zionist movement (the Mizrachi and Agudat Israel included). Here he states that believers in the law of Moses “should keep their distance from Zionists and Mizrachist homes and avoid eating and drinking with them as they would with gentiles. Further, they ought to be excluded from the community” (p. 27). Although he fully appreciated the Hebrew language, he opposed its secular use (p. 23). In his opinion the Balfour Declaration was “in the interest of the gentile world, its purpose being to rid the nations of the world of the Jews.” In addition to Bi-Heyot ha-Boker R. Brach was the author of many works, among them: Mishmeret Elazar 1897 and subsequent parts, on the festivals and "the excellence of the Holy Land"; Libba Ba’ei (1911), novellae on talmudic themes; Sha'ol Sha’al (1911), on Yoreh De'ah; and Le-Olam ha-Ba (1938), on Avot; and a series of works on the festivals and the month of Elul.
Paragraph 2    ביאור על מס' אבות חיברתיו...הק' שאול בראך מנייטרא... אב"ד דקה"י [דקהל יראים] קאששוי, מלפנים אב"ד בקה"י קראל ובק"ק מאגענדארף...

מח עמ': "הקדמה" הכוללת דברים חריפים נגד התנועה הציונית. עם הפנים.

   EJ; CD-EPI 0151454
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Polemics:    Checked
Other:    Avot
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica