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Lot #    21468
Auction End Date    8/12/2008 1:03:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Hayyim Judah Ehrenreich
Title (Hebrew)    מכתב מה'ר חיים יהודא ערענרייך בע'מ אוצר החיים
Author    [Ms.]
City    [Humenne]
Publication Date    192?
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2] pp., 230:146 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on paper, neat Ashkenazic script, signed, not dated.
   Letter by R. Hayyim Judah b. Kalonymus Ehrenreich (1887–1942), Hungarian rabbi to his broter-in-law. R. Ehrenreich served as rabbi of Holesov, Moravia; Deva, Transylvania; and Humenne, Slovakia. In this last community, to which he was appointed in 1930, he devoted himself to a study of talmudic literature. Ehrenreich planned a scientific edition of the Babylonian Talmud together with a new commentary of his own, and a similar one of the Jerusalem Talmud, but nothing was published. Immersed in this scholarly activity, he hardly engaged in communal activity, but in 1920 published an important pamphlet Yisrael bein ha-Amim ("Israel Among the Nations") dealing with Jewish survival. His works include R. Saadiah Gaon's Shelosh Esreh Middot (1922); Sefer ha-Pardes (1924); parts of Sefer Abudarham (1927); R. Abraham Klausner's Minhagim (1929); and Givat ha-Moreh (1936), sermons. From 1920 he published parts of Seder Rav Amram Ga'on with his own commentary and edited a monthly journal, Ozar ha-Hayyim, from 1924–38. He and his family were killed by the Nazis in Lublin in 1942.
   Tammudei Hatam [Shevet] Sofer p. 569; EJ
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica