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Lot #    14749
Auction End Date    6/13/2006 12:30:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Mattah Levi
Title (Hebrew)    מטה לוי
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Mordecai ha-Levi Horowitz
City    Frankfort am Main
Publisher    Elimelekh ben Abraham Solovitsky
Publication Date    1891
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [4], 67, [1] pp., folio, 302:200 mm., wide margins, usual age staining, stamps. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   On the order of a bill of divorce (get) and responsa by R. Mordecai ha-Levi Horowitz. The sub-title describes it as three small books, namely, Ait Barzel on the names used in the community in Gittin; Seder ha-Get and Seder Halizah according to the minhag Frankfort; and responsa. There is a dedication to R. Ezriel Hildesheimer, rosh mesivta and av bet din in Berlin. The first part of the volume is a listing of names with accompanying detailed glosses at the bottom of the page. This section has important and interesting information of sociological and demographic importance in that it is organized by and lists the bills of divorce given rabbis in Frankfort. Seder ha-Get and Seder Halizah are detailed instructions in Yiddish. The last section consists of nineteen responsa on a variety of subjects, including a child that ate neveilah, one who fasts three days after Purim, removing the hair of a beard with a razor for health reasons, and a woman whose name is זעלמא and is called זעלמא לואיזע in court, how is the get to be written. Mattah Levi concludes with an index of the volume’s contents.
Paragraph 2    ... ממני... מרדכי הלוי הורוויץ חפ"ק ורנקנורט על נהר מוין...

ובו שלשה ספרים קטנים נפתחים: א עט ברזל והוא קונטרס השמות כתב יד ישן על שמות גיטין שנתנו פה... והוספתי עליהם קצת הגהות וביאורים; ב סדר הגט וסדר חליצה עפ"י מנהג ורנקנורט; ג שאלות ותשובות. דפוס אלימלך סלאבאטצקי, תרנ"א. [2], 67, [1] עמ'. עמ' 67-58: תשובה בענין הגט דקליווא, מאת ר' נתן מז, פרנקפורט דמיין.

   BE mem 1511; CD-EPI 0137449
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Customs:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica