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Lot #    12965
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 10:37:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Melo ha-Ro’im
Title (Hebrew)    מלא הרועים
Author    [First Ed. - Hasidim] R. Jacob Zevi Jolles
City    Zholkva
Publisher    Saul Meir-Hoffer
Publication Date    1838
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [2], 92, 17 ff., folio, 350:220 mm., wide margins, stamps, old hands. A very good copy bound in modern half leather boards.
   Encyclopedic work on the hermeunetics, rules, and principles of rabbinic law by R. Jacob Zevi ben Naphtali Jolles. The title page states that it is comprised of two parts, the first a compilation of the positions of tanna’im and amora’im (Mishnaic and Talmudic sages) who do not concur on halakhot throughout the Talmud. Their positions are the foundation of and principles of Talmudic halakhah, whether expressed clearly or by allusion, or to be derived from the Talmudic discussions, via pilpul and reasoning. The title page is dated 5598 (1838), the date accepted for the work, although the German date at the bottom opfthe page is 3o September 1836. The first part of Melo ha-Ro’im is on the various positions of the tanna’im and amora’im the second part on Talmudic hermeunetics. On the verso of the title page are approbations from R. Jacob Orenstein, R. Mordecai Zev Orenstein, and R. Zevi Elimelekh Shapiro. R. Jolles’ introduction follows, below it hios second introduction, and then an alphabetic listing of Talmudic concepts addressed in Melo ha-Ro’im. The text follows in two columns in rabbinic type. Melo ha-Ro’im is R. Jolles most famous work was Melo ha-Ro'im has since been reprinted several times

R. Jacob Zevi ben Naphtali Jolles, (c. 1778–1825) was a Galician talmudic scholar and kabbalist. Born in Przemysl, he served as rabbi in Glogow and Dinow. He leaned toward Hasidism, and was among the disciples of R. Jacob Isaac ha-Hozeh of Lublin. His other published works are: Hinnukh Beit Yehudah, a homiletic work in philosophic style (Warsaw, 1869); Kehillat Ya'akov, an encyclopedic treatment of kabbalistic topics (Lemberg, 1870); Emet le-Ya'akov, a homiletic work in hasidic style (Lemberg, 1884); Beit Va'ad le-Hakhamim, a directory of talmudic sages (Cracow, 1884); Parashat Derakhim Zuta, homiletic discourses (Cracow, 1885); Zikhron Ya'akov vi-Yhudah also consisting of homiletic discourses (Munkacz, 1928); and Yashresh Ya'akov, on Kabbalah (New York, 1945). His notes and novellae on the Talmud are printed in the Vilna edition. Jolles composed many other books (27 are referred to in his foreword to Melo ha-Ro'im) but most of them have disappeared.

Paragraph 2    כולל שני חלקים. החלק הראשון אסיפת דיעות כל התנאים והאמוראים ... שבתלמוד ... שהם כללי התורה ועיקרי סברות הדינים ... נאספו ... עם כל חילוקי פרטי עניני השיטות ... אשר בכל הש"ס. גם דיעות הראשונים השייכים לשיטה ... על סדר אל"ף בי"ת. והחלק השני מדבר במדות שהתורה נדרשת בהם ודרשות שנחלקו בהן התנאים והכללים שעליהם בנוים הילפותות [בסדר אלף בית]. ומצורף לזה קונטרס נקרא שונה הלכות בו מבואר הכללים בקביעת ההלכה במחלוקת התנאים והאמוראים מכל הש"ס וגם איזה סוגיות בדרכי התלמוד ולשון חכמינו ז"ל. את כל אלה פעל ועשה ... ר' יעקב צבי יאליש זצלה"ה ... האב"ד ור"מ בק"ק דינאב ובק"ק גלאגוב ...

בשולי השער: רשיון ההדפסה משנת 1836. הסכמות: ר' יעקב אורנשטיין, [לבוב], ר"ח [צ"ל: כח] אדר תקצ"ו; ר' מרדכי זאב אורנשטיין, לבוב, כח אדר תקצ"ו; ר' צבי אלימלך שפירא, דינאב, ד מנחם[-אב] תקצ"ו.

   BE mem 1875; EJ; CD-EPI 0135280
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19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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