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Lot #    17496
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 1:25:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sha'agat Arye
Title (Hebrew)    שאגת אריה
Author    [Holocaust] R. Arye Leib b. Asher
City    Munich
Publisher    Va'ad Hatzala
Publication Date    1947
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2], 90, [1] ff., quarto, 238:170 mm., usual age staining, wide margins, bound in the original boards, imprinted in gild with "Va'ad Hatzala, Germany", spine partially split.
Paragraph 1    First book printed by the Committee.
   Printed for the Holocaust refugees by the Va'ad Hatzala, a group organized by American Rabbinate to rescue survivors and provide sustenance until their resettlement. The leaf preceding title is dedicated to R. Eliezer Silver, founder of the organization and President of the Agudat Ha'Rabonim.

R. Eliezer Silver, was born in Abel, Kovno province, Lithuania, Silver early achieved recognition for his unusual scholarly abilities. He studied under Meir Simhah ha-Kohen and Joseph Rozin of Dvinsk, Hayyim Ozer Grodzinski of Vilna, and Hayyim Soloveichik of Brest-Litovsk. Silver emigrated to the United States in 1907 and became the rabbi of united Orthodox congregations in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Springfield, Massachusetts (1925); and Cincinnati, Ohio (1931), where he remained until his death. Silver was a leading spokesman for Orthodoxy on the American scene. In 1923 he was elected president of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis, and he remained a member of its presidium until his death. He founded the U.S. branch of Agudat Israel in 1939 and served as its first president. When the refugee yeshivah pupils reached Vilna in 1939–40 following the Nazi invasion of Poland, he founded the Va'ad Hazzalah, and during the ensuing years he applied the same body to rescuing European rabbis, scholars, and students.

In 1946 Silver visited Europe and Erez Israel as an official representative of the United States government to assist the war refugees. He continued to aid the many centers of rabbinic learning which were reestablished in Erez Israel in cooperation with the Israel Va'ad ha-Yeshivot. In appearance and erudition an Orthodox rabbi of the old school, Silver possessed a scintillating and non-conformist personality and a remarkable sense of humor. His dedication and selflessness were highly regarded and he was often called upon to mediate in disputes in communities throughout the United States. Silver was a constant contributor to talmudic and halakhic periodicals. He edited part of his talmudic novellae and they were published in two volumes entitled Anfei Erez (1960–62). A biography entitled Ish ha-Halakhah ve-ha-Ma'aseh, edited by Menahem Glickman-Porush of Jerusalem, appeared in 1947.

Paragraph 2    ... נדפס ע"י הועד להוצאות ספרים אצל ועד ההצלה, הרב נפתלי בארוך , הרב אביעזר בורשטין "מתנה מאת ועד ההצלה לשארית הפליטה". עם [הקדמת] הרב נפתלי בארוך.
   CD-EPI 0117003
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
Other:    Holocaust
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica