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Lot #    21513
Auction End Date    10/7/2008 10:05:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Igra la-Yesharim
Title (Hebrew)    אגרא לישרים
Author    [Polemic-Signed Copy] R. Aaron Hayyim Zimmerman
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Zohar
Publication Date    1983
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [2], 293, [2] pp., 299:225 mm., light age staining, hand on fly. A very good copy bound in the original boards, split on hinge and taped.
          
Paragraph 1    Dedication by Author on fly.
          
Detailed
Description
   Novellae on many controversial topics involving the State of Israel and Jewish law by R. Aaron Hayyim b. Jacob Moses ha-Levi Zimmerman (d. 1995), rabbi and talmudic scholar. R. Zimmerman was and nephew of R. Baruch Ber Lebowitz and descendant of the Soloveitchik family. Possessed with a keen mind and a photographic memory, R. Zimmerman was a scholar with immense knowledge and reputation. He studied in REITS and was the last student to receive rabbinical ordination from R. Moshe Soloveitchik. Reb Chaim, as he was called by his students and disciples was Rosh Yeshiva of Hebrew Theological College in Chicago until 1964, and later a Rosh Yeshiva in New York City. His last twenty years were spent in Jerusalem. Reb Chaim Zimmerman was perhaps the Gaon HaDor of his time. His knowledge of Torah was indisputable.

R. Zimmerman also wrote Agan ha-Sahar (New York 1954) his Magnum Opus on one of the most difficult subjects in Halacha, the international time zone. His work is pure genius. It was said about him that he understood quantum theory as well as did Niels Bohr when most of the scientific community had scarcely heard of it yet. Binyan Halakha (New York 1942) novellae to the Rambam's Mishne Torah. His responsa were published in Hamaor, contemporary rabbinical journal.

          
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Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
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Language:    Hebrew
  
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