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Lot #    12979
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 10:44:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Takkanot of the Hungarian Kollel
Title (Hebrew)    תקנות כולל אונגארן
Author    [Community - Customs - First Ed.]
City    Pressburg (Bratislava)
Publisher    Kollel Shomerei ha-Homot
Publication Date    1903
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 11, [1] pp., octavo, 208:128 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining, inner margin repared initial 2 ff. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Enactments of the Shomerei ha-Homot (guardians of the walls), founded by the Hungarian Kollel, Battei Ungarn quarter, and which helped in the establishment of other quarters in Jerusalem. It was headed by R. Joseph Hayyim ben Abraham Solomon Sonnenfeld, (1849–1932), first rabbi of the separatist Orthodox community in Jerusalem. In 1873, R. Sonnenfeld came to Jerusalem and settled in the Old City, and until the end of his life meticulously refrained from remaining outside the walls of the Old City for more than 30 days. He formed a close association with R. M. J. L. Diskin and was his right hand in his communal activities, such as the founding of the large orphanage and schools and the struggle against the secular schools.

The enactments Takkanot of the Hungarian Kollel in Jerusalem are comprised of eight sections with fifty clauses. At the end are the names of R. Simhah Bunim and R. Eliezer Loewe. The initial paragraph states that the Kollel is to be led continuously by three appointees, and with them are eight to eleven men selected annually in a secreet ballot. There are detailed instructions as to how the selection process is to be conducted, qualifications of the electors, of the candidates, obligations of the appointees, statutes, and responsibilities. An important piece of Jerusalem and Haredi history.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Other:    Austria
Customs:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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