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Lot #    13313
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 1:30:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Imrei Binah, Volume I
Title (Hebrew)    אמרי בינה, חלק א
Author    [First Ed. - Signed Copy] R. Meir Auerbach
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Joel Moses Salomon
Publication Date    1871
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. Volume I. [3], 72; 92, [6] ff., 357:224 mm., wide margins, old hand on on many ff. A good copy bound in modern boards, rubbed.
Paragraph 1    With the author's dedication on the title.

The R. Isaac Meir bra'm Alter (Gur Dynasty) copy with his stamp on f. 41.

The R. Mordecai b. Zevi Hirsch Klatzko (1860–1933), copy with his notes on many ff. R. Klatzko was born in Vilna where he studied under the Netziv, who ordained him in 1892, follwed by R. Samuel Mohilever in 1897. He married the daughter of R. Zalman, the shohat of Volozhin. R. Klatzko emigrated to America in 1903 and immediately became the rabbi of Altoona, PA. After several years he left for Bangor, Maine, a short stint in New York, and finally Boston where he served until his passing. He published Tekhelet Mordekhai (New York 1928) homilies and ethics.

   R. Meir b. Isaac Auerbach (1815–1878), rabbi of Jerusalem. R. Auerbach was born in Dobra, central Poland, and served as rabbi of the Polish towns of Kowal, Kolo, and Kalish (Kalisz). In 1860 he migrated to Jerusalem where, at the request of Samuel Salant, one of the leading Jerusalem rabbis, he was elected rabbi of the Ashkenazi congregation. He refused to accept a salary, living on the great wealth he had brought with him. "The rabbi of Kalish," as he was usually called in Jerusalem, was noted for his efforts to develop Jewish settlement in Erez Israel and to extend and strengthen the Jewish settlement in Jerusalem. He headed a society which attempted unsuccessfully to purchase land in Jericho for an agricultural settlement. In Jerusalem he gave generous aid to various charitable institutions and supported such projects as arranging the affairs of the halukkah, founding the general council of Keneset Yisrael, and the yeshivah Ohel Ya'akov. One of the founders of the Me'ah She'arim quarter, he was a vigilant defender of tradition, and fought vehemently against reformers, especially the supporters of secular education in Jerusalem. He was author of Imrei Binah, novellae on the Shulhan Arukh and responsa on Orah Hayyim and on Hoshen Mishpat (pts. l, 2, Jerusalem, 1869–76); part 3, novellae to Even ha-Ezer and part 4, glosses on the Talmud and on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, as well as sermons, were not published. His glosses to R. Aryeh Leib Ginsburg's Turei Even were published along with that work in 1860.
Paragraph 2    ... מאשר חנני השי"ת ... מאיר בן ... מ"וה יצחק איצק אויערבאך זללה"ה ... בן ... מו"ה חיים ... מלפנים היתי עבד ... לשרת בקדש בק' קוואהל וק' קויל ... וק' קאליש ... חלק א-ב

דף ריז - רלז, א: קונטרס הקנינים. חלק א: חידושים לאורח חיים ויורה דעה ובסופו קונטרס מאיזה שאלות ותשובות. לפרט ב'ה'ר' ק'ד'ש'ך' [תרל"א]. [3], עב; צב, [6] דף. חלק ב: חידושים לחשן משפט. בשנת י'ר'נ'ו' ו'י'ש'מ'ח'ו' חפצי צדקי [תרל"ו]. [2], רמד דף

   CD-EPI 0120204; EJ; Halevy 166, 268
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Language:    Hebrew
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