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Lot #    21230
Auction End Date    8/12/2008 11:04:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Saul Brach of Nitra
Title (Hebrew)    '
Author    [Ms.]
City    Nitra
Publication Date    1940
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 170:110 mm., ink on paper, laid down on board, creased and split on fold, signed and sealed.
   R. Saul Brach (18651940) was rabbi in Slovakia. He served as rabbi in the Hungarian communities of Nagykaroly and Dunaszerdahely, and, finally, in Kosice, Czechoslovakia. His Avot al Banim (1926) is prefaced by a violent attack on the Zionist movement (the Mizrachi and Agudat Israel included). Here he states that believers in the law of Moses should keep their distance from Zionists and Mizrachist homes and avoid eating and drinking with them as they would with gentiles. Further, they ought to be excluded from the community (p. 27). Although he fully appreciated the Hebrew language, he opposed its secular use (p. 23). In his opinion the Balfour Declaration was in the interest of the gentile world, its purpose being to rid the nations of the world of the Jews. In addition to Bi-Heyot ha-Boker R. Brach was the author of many works, among them: Mishmeret Elazar 1897 and subsequent parts, on the festivals and "the excellence of the Holy Land"; Libba Baei (1911), novellae on talmudic themes; Sha'ol Shaal (1911), on Yoreh De'ah; and Le-Olam ha-Ba (1938), on Avot; and a series of works on the festivals and the month of Elul.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica