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Lot #    13046
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 11:17:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Divre ha-Yamim
Title (Hebrew)    דברי הימים אשר לשלמה המלך
Author    [First Ed.] R. Yidel Rosenberg
City    Piotrkow
Publisher    Cederbaum
Publication Date    1913
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 64 pp., 227:148 mm., usual light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in latter half cloth boards.
   History of King Solomon collected from the Talmud and other sources.

R. Judah Yidel Rosenberg (1864-1936) was born in Poland. A rabbi, prolific writer, and Torah scholar he served as rabbi of Tarlow, Lodz, and Warsaw where he was a Rabbinic Judge. In 1913 he immigrated to Canada, where he was active part in the Jewish community. At first he served as a rabbi in Toronto and, toward the end of his life, in Montreal. Initially, he published novellae and discussions on the Talmud, responsa, and halachic rulings of period interest. Through the years he authored a compilation and translation of the book of the Zohar, a work that has become a classic still in use today. He published books on medical remedies and Amulets. However it is his activities for the religious youth, by enriching the religious library with historical literature in Hebrew and Yiddish using simple vocabulary suitable for the youth that brought him fame. His most famous books are the ones with historical stories that he claimed to have discovered in ancient manuscripts in the old imperial library in Metz. Most of the books were published in Hebrew and Yiddish as well. Many doubt the validity of these manuscripts, many articles were written against these books, indeed, a whole book was published opposing the famous stories of the Maharal of Prague which he printed.

Paragraph 2    ... הוא ילקוט מן כל המעשיות והמאורעות שיש להם שייכות אל המלך שלמה ... נקבצו ... מן ש"ס בבלי וירושלמי והזוהר וכל המדרשים ועוד ... חדשות ... מביאת מלכת שבא לשלמה המלך עפ"י כתבי ספרי (הימים אשר למלכי שבא בארץ כוש במדינת) אביסיניא ... שנמצא בהביבליאטאקע ... בעיר לאנדאן (וקבצתי וחברתי אותם ביחד). וגם הכסא של שלמה המלך איך שהיתה עשויה בדיוק ... נלקט על ידי ... הצעיר ... יהודה יודל ב"ר ישראל יצחק ז"ל ... ראזענבערג מלפנים רב בטארלא וכעת ... בק"ק לאדז ...

חלק מהחומר שבאנטולוגיה זו המציא כנראה רוזנברג בעצמו. עיין: מ' בר-אילן, נפלאות ר' יהודה יודל רוזנברג, עלי ספר, יט, תשס"א, עמ' 183-182.

   CD-EPI 0166979; EJ
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica