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Lot #    15001
Auction End Date    7/18/2006 10:39:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Em ha-Banim Semehah
Title (Hebrew)    אם הבנים שמחה
Author    [Holocaust - Only Ed.] R. Issachar Solomon Teichte
City    Budapest (Pest)
Publisher    Kattsburg
Publication Date    1943
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [10], 359 pp., quarto, 230:150 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A good copy bound in the original boards, spine detached.
   Important holocaust work written during the war by R. Issachar Solomon Teichtel. The title page has a lengthy text, beginning, Em ha-Banim Semehah (“a joyful mother of children,” Psalms 113:9) is founded on our redemption and the salvation of our souls from this the last exile after what the L-rd our G-d and G-d of our fathers sought from us and commanded us to do to hasten the redemption as is explained on every issue. R. Teichtel was previously av bet din in Budapest and author of the responsa Mishnah Sakhir in many parts and other works. There is a letter from R. Solomon Dov Heller and and a hazcora (remembrance) for several individuals. Next are several unusually long approbations, two introductions and a preface from the author. Em ha-Banim Semehah is on the exile and redemption with accompanying essays at the end on Shabbat, written by a leading rabbi at the time of the holocaust.

Em ha-Banim Semehah is an unusually rare book, being printed in central Europe during the war, very few copies surviving. R. Teichtel, who initially opposed the Zionist movement and the resettlement of Jews in Erez Israel, witnessing the horrors of Nazi rule and murder in Europe, and despairing of European Jewry’s future, expresses the belief that the very rejection of Zionism may have played a role God’s permitting the massacre of European Jewry. R. Teichtel was deported to Auschwitz but was murdered on route by Ukrainians in the railway car with him.

Paragraph 2    מיוסד על גאולתינו ועל פדות נפשינו מגלות האחרון הזה אחר שנעשה כל מה שהבורא... מבקש מאתנו ומצוונו לעשות בענין קרבת הגאולה... ממני... ישכר שלמה טייכטהאל, מלפנים אב"ד ותופס ישיבה נכבדה וכעת פה... בודאפעסט...

כהסכמות לשיטתו, בדבר הצורך בפעולה מעשית לישוב הארץ, הדפיס המחבר, בראש הספר: 1. הסכמותיהם של ר' ישראל יהושע טרונק, ר' אליהו גוטמאכר ור' חיים דוד חזן לספרו של ר' צבי הירש קאלישר, דרישת ציון, טהארן תרכ"ו. 2. מכתבו של ר' אליהו גוטמאכר ותשובתו של ר' חיים אלעזר וואקס אליו, שניהם מתוך ספרו של ר' חיים אלעזר, נפש חיה, פיעטרקוב תרל"ז, אורח חיים סימן א. 3. תשובה של ר' ישראל יהושע טרונק, מתוך ספרו שו"ת ישועות מלכו, פיעטרקוב תרפ"ז, יורה דעה סימן סו. הסכמה: ר' שלמה דוב העללער, סיגעט, א וישלח תש"ד.

   CD-EPI 0178043
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Listing Classification
Other:    Hungary
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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