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Lot #    18375
Auction End Date    7/10/2007 10:25:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Alt-Neu-Pressburg
Title (Hebrew)    קהילה המפוארה
Author    [Community - Only Ed.]
City    Pozony-Pressburg
Publisher    Der Verlag der Ungarlandische Judische Zeitung
Publication Date    1913
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   4 pp. folio 300:235 mm., nice margins, light age staining, creased on folds.
   Prospective for the Ungarlandische Judische Zeitung. The text begins the illustrated work is ready for publication. Attractively prepared the first page, which is introductory, has an illustration of a cherub holing a laurel by the first historiated letter. The second page of Alt-Neu-Pressburg has a portrait of R. R. Daniel Prossnitz and a full page article about him. The article on the facing page is entitled Rabbi Sofers Lehr und Wanderjahre with a drawing from the ghettogassen. The final page has an almost full page photograph of Koloman Pappenheim, president of the Pozsonyer Israelitischen Kulltusgemeinde. Below are the prices for Zeitung.

The first article is on R. Daniel Prossnitz (Steinschneider; 1759–1846). He was a Hungarian rabbi. bBorn in Tobitschau near Prossnitz (Prostejov), Daniel studied first in Moravia and later in Pressburg under the rabbi of the town Meir b. Saul Barby and was later appointed by Meshullam Igra to his bet din there. Eventually he succeeded Rabbi M. Toska, the head of the bet din. In addition he was appointed rabbi to a society for the study of the Talmud (Hevrah Shas) established in Pressburg. He served the Pressburg community in these capacities for 50 years. Prosstitz recommended Moses Sofer for the vacant position of rabbi of Pressburg and it was largely due to his conduct of the negotiations that Sofer was appointed. Prosstitz also occupied himself with Kabbalah and used to fast frequently, especially after a dream. He published the Sefer ha-Yashar of Jacob Tam, and left responsa and novellae to the Talmud in manuscript. Responsa addressed to him are found in the Resp. Hatam Sofer, in Ezekiel Landau's Noda bi-Yhudah, and in the responsa of his other great contemporaries.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica