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Lot #    13227
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 12:47:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sho’el Ke-Inyan
Title (Hebrew)    שואל כענין
Author    [Polemic - Women - Only Ed.]
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Moses Lilianthal
Publication Date    1895
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 1[1], 10, 248, 32 pp., quarto, 185:140 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A good copy bound in contemporary boards.
   Only edition of these polemical responsa on the subject of Mikva’ot and Erev by R. Shalom Elkhanan ben Simeon Peretz ha-Levi Jaffe. The title page, printed in red and black letters, has the heading three books, and below the title, that it is kunteres eruv ve-Mikvaot and kunteres Mishpat le-Kav. It states that it is to negate the words of that sage who wrote critically concerning a made mikvah in America, wishing to invalidate a mikvah that he, R. Jaffe, had made. In this kunteres R. Jaffe shows that all his words are void and meaningless. R. Jaffe served as Rav in many communities in Russia and, at the time of publication, was Rav in Saint Louis in the United States. He was also the author of Peri Ashel, Tefillah Shelemah, and Sihah Shelamah. Accompanying R. Jaffe’s work is Ein Eliezer, glosses and pilpul, from R. Eliezer Zalman Grayevski of Jerusalem, author of Ginnat Egoz, Gevul, Yam, and Kaddish le-Olam. The title page is followed by several pages from rabbis in praise of the work, a vignette of the Western Wall, introductions from R. Jaffe and from R. Grayevski. The text follows in a single column in rabbinic type. Sho’el Ke-Inyan is on the top of the page, below it as glosses is Ein Eliezer. After the kuntres are responsa, addenda, Beit Tefilla, Takkanot Agunah, and Teshuvah ke-Halakha. Several vignettes of holy places in Erez Israel serve as tail-pieces.

R. Jaffe (c. 1858-1923) came to the United States in1889/90. He served as rabbi in New York prior to St. Louis, and was a head of the Union of Orthodox rabbis and was active on the Board of Orthodix rabbis of New York.

Paragraph 2    ... שאלות ותשובות להלכה למעשה וקונטרס עירוב מקואות וקונטרס משפט לקו לסתור דברי חכם אחד שיצא במחברתו [ר' זכריה יוסף ראזענפעלד , תקות זכריה, טשיקאגו תרנ"ד] לערער על המקואות הנעשה באמעריקא ... חובר מאת הרב ... מו"ה שלום אלחנן יפה ... מקדם רב בכמה עיירות ברוסיא וכעת רב בק"ק ס"ט לואיז באמעריקא ... מתחתיו הגהות ... ופלפולים ... והערות בדברי המחבר ... בשם עין אליעזר מעשה ידי הרב ... מו"ה אליעזר זלמן גראיעווסקי נ"י מתושבי עה"ק ירושלם ...
   BE shin 503; Marcus, American Jewish Biography p. 298; CD-EPI 0136596
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
Other:    Women
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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