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Lot #    19685
Auction End Date    1/8/2008 11:59:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Bet Dit decree by R. Benjamin Zev (Wolf) Boskowitz
Title (Hebrew)    ' ()
Author    [Ms.]
City    Bonyhad
Publication Date    1834
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 198:174 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, signed and dated.
   Bet Din agreement settling a dispute on an estate by R. Benjamin Zev Boskowitz (Wolf) ha-Levi (17401818), rabbi and author. Named after his birthplace, he was the son of R. Samuel Kolin, the author of Mahazit ha-Shekel. In 1785 he was rabbi in Aszod (Pest district), and Prossnitz (Moravia) from 1786 to 1790. From there he returned to Alt-Ofen (Buda, part of Budapest) where he had previously resided. In 1793 he was appointed rabbi of Pest. From 1797 to 1802 he served in Balassagyarmat; he then was invited to the rabbinate of Kolin (Bohemia), but the government refused him permission to settle there because he was by then a Hungarian subject. From about 1810 he was rabbi in Bonyhad.

R. Boskowitz' glosses on the Babylonian Talmud were first printed in the Vienna edition of 1830 and frequently ever since. His annotations to Maimonides' Mishneh Torah were partly published (to Sefer ha-Madda (Prague, 1820), to Hilkhot Shabbat (Jerusalem, 1902), to Hilkhot Shevitat Asor (1940), and to Hilkhot Hamez u-Mazzah (1941)). He also wrote: Ma'amar Esthersermons on the Bible and aggadah (Ofen, 1822); Shoshan Edut, to the tractate Eduyyot (190305); and Le-Binyamin Amar, a commentary on the sayings of Rabba b. Hana in Bava Batra 73 (ibid., 1905). Boskowitz corresponded with R. Ezekiel Landau of Prague on halakhic problems (cf. Noda bi-Yhudah, Mahadurah Tinyanah, OH 25:60, 61, and YD 14:45, 80, passim).

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica