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Lot #    21514
Auction End Date    10/7/2008 10:06:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Scholarly note by R. Bezalel Ranschburg
Title (Hebrew)    הערה מה'ר בצלאל ראנשבורג
Author    [Ms. - Unpublished]
City    [Prague]
Publication Date    18th cent.
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [3], 77 ff., 295:200 mm., wide margins, light age staining, old hands, stamps. A very good copy bound in later cloth boards.
   Note in margin of f.66v., old neat Ashkenazic rabbinic script, signed.

Unpublished note in the margin of Responsa 132 of R. Meir of Lublin by R. Bezalel b. Joel Ranschburg (1760–1820), rabbinical author. In accordance with the imperial decree of 1787 he adopted the name "Daniel Rosenbaum" but was later called Ranschburg, the Yiddish pronunciation of the town Ronsperg, the German name for Pobezovice where he was born. He attended yeshivot at Schwabach, Fuerth, and Prague, where he was a pupil of R. Leib Fischels and also studied under R. Ezekiel Landau. He never held an official appointment and was supported by his wife and her father, but acted as rosh yeshivah in Prague. R. Ranschburg fought Reform (Resp. Hatam Sofer).

He devoted himself to commenting on those tractates of the Talmud on which there are few commentaries, such as his Horah Gever on Horayot (Prague, 1802) and Pithei Niddah (1957; published in Jerusalem 1928 under the title Hokhmat Bezalel). His Sedeh Zofim on R. Asher b. Jehiel's halakhot was appended to the Prague Talmud edition (1839–46). His Ma'aseh Rav (Prague, 1823) deals partly with tractate Nazir. Haggahot based on it are included in all subsequent editions of the Talmud. Many letters on halakhic subjects which he wrote to the censor Carolus Fischer (partly signed "Ilan Shoshan") are preserved in the Prague University Library (MGWJ, 62 (1918), 49–56).

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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Other:    Bohemia
Novellae:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Notes
Kind of Judaica