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Lot #    16824
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 10:31:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Margenita Shapira
Title (Hebrew)    מרגניתא שפירא
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Abraham Oppenheim
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Gerard Johan Jensen
Publication Date    1767
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [5], 78 ff., 194:116 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary leather boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Law of shofar by R. Abraham b. Judah Loeb Oppenheim (d. 1786) of Mannheim. A member of the German family which derived its name from the Rhenish town of that name. In Hebrew works the members of the family are always called Oppenheim. Later some of them, especially the Vienna branch, were called Oppenheimer. Another branch of the family settled in Heidelberg and assumed the name of that town. The earliest known mention of the name is that of R. Isaac Oppenheim and R. Joel Oppenheim, both mentioned in the responsa of R. Meir of Rothenburg (d. 1293). In Worms the family early achieved distinction, providing the community with a long line of leaders and representatives, while its members were also to become founders of the Vienna Oppenheimer branch. In 1531 this family appeared in Frankfort, where they had come from Heidelberg. After the expulsion of the Jews from Frankfort in 1614, part of the family again settled in Heidelberg. In Frankfort, too, it was one of the most prominent families, many of its members serving the community as parnasim and shtadlanim, and producing many rabbis, financiers, and successful merchants. More than 200 tombstones bearing this family name are to be found in the old Jewish cemetery in Frankfort.
          
Paragraph 2    ... מיוסד על קצת דיני שופר ... על דרך חכמה ומוסר ... אשר איזן וחיקר ... ר' אברהם א"ה [אופנהיים] נר"ו ...

הסכמות: ר' שאול, אמשטרדם, כו שבט תקכ"ז ר' שלמה שלם, אמשטרדם, תצוה תקכ"ז ר' שאול הלוי, האג.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0108184
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
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Subject
Customs:    Checked
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Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica