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Lot #    18483
Auction End Date    7/10/2007 11:18:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Tiferet Maharal
Title (Hebrew)    לקוטי דבורים מאת תפארת מהר'ל
Author    [Haggadah - Forgery] R. Yidel Rosenberg
City    New York
Publisher    Shraga
Publication Date    1951
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [87] pp., 216:18 mm., usual age staining, nice margins. A good copy not bound.
          
Detailed
Description
   Haggadah by R. Judah Yidel Rosenberg (1864-1936), born in Poland. A Rabbi, prolific writer, and Torah scholar he served as rabbi of Tarlow, Lodz, and Warsaw where he was a Rabbinic Judge. In 1913 he immigrated to Canada, where he was active part in the Jewish community. At first he served as a rabbi in Toronto and, toward the end of his life, in Montreal. Initially, he published novellae and discussions on the Talmud, responsa, and halachic rulings of period interest. Through the years he authored a compilation and translation of the book of the Zohar, a work that has become a classic still in use today. He published books on medical remedies and Amulets. However it is his activities for the religious youth, by enriching the religious library with historical literature in Hebrew and Yiddish using simple vocabulary suitable for the youth that brought him fame. His most famous books are the ones with historical stories that he claimed to have discovered in ancient manuscripts in the old imperial library in Metz. Most of the books were published in Hebrew and Yiddish as well. Many doubt the validity of these manuscripts, many articles were written against these books, indeed, a whole book was published opposing the famous stories of the Maharal of Prague which he printed.
          
Paragraph 2    (דברי נגידים ולשון למודים) מאת "תפארת מהר"ל" זצ"ל של הרב הצדיק דק"ק פראג [ר' יהודה ליווא ב"ר בצלאל] על הגדה של פסח ...יצא לאור מחדש ([עם] הקונטרס מטה יהודה) ע"י הק' יחיאל מיכל סג"ל לוי.

עמ' [7-3]: איינע וואונדערליכע מעשה ... פאן ... מהר"ל מפראג. עמ' [87], "החזקת תודה ... לכבוד ... רעיתי ...", נדפס על דף שהודבק בסוף הספר. הביאור הנוכחי להגדה המיוחס למהר"ל הוא מעשה זיוף של י ר' יהודה יודל רוזנברג. ההוצאה הראשונה: ווארשא תרס"ה.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0187870; Yudlov 4290; Yaari 2404
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Haggadah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica