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Lot #    21560
Auction End Date    10/7/2008 10:51:06 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    She'ilot u-Tshuvot (Maharshal)
Title (Hebrew)    שאלות ותשובות (מהרש'ל)
Author    [First Ed.] R. Solomon b. Jehiel Luria
City    Lublin
Publisher    Kelonomus Jaffa
Publication Date    1574-75
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 4, [158] ff., 192:148 mm., wide margins, usual age staining, few wormholes affecting single letters. A very good copy bound in contemporary full leather boards, rubbed.
   Responsa by R. Solomon ben Jehiel Luria (Maharshal, c. 1510-64), known for his numerous scholarly works on Talmud and halakhah. Of note, the Hokhmat Shelomo, emendations to the Talmud, now appended to all editions of the Talmud. Many of Marshal’s emendations, have been incorporated into the text of the Talmud, so that the development of our Talmud owes a great deal to Hokhmat Shelomo. The Maharshal was descended from a distinguished family, tracing his lineage to Rashi. His teachers were his father R. Jehiel and his maternal grandfather, R. Isaac Klober of Posen. Luria served as rabbi and head of the yeshiva in Ostrog, leaving after twenty years for Brisk and subsequently becoming a rosh yeshivah in the yeshivah of Shalom Shachna. In 1567, Maharshal founded his own yeshivah. His students include R. Mordecai Jaffe (Levush), R. Joshua Falk (Derishah u-Perishah), and R. Hayyim ben Bezalel. Maharshal was known for his intellectual independence.
Paragraph 2    חברם... ר' שלמה בן מהר"ר יחיאל לוריא ז"ל (הוציאם לפועל מהר"ר בנימין בן הגאון מהרי"ש)...

מעבר לשער הקדמה בצורת שיר הפותח: ברכו עמים את אלקינו. והשמיעו קול תהלתו. סי' בנימן שמואל בן הקדוש אברהם. אוצר השירה והפיוט, ב, עמ' 78, מס' 1738. בשער: ותהי ראשית מלאכתו ביום ששי תשע' עשר יו' לחדש אב... שנת לא ישמע עוד חמס בארציך שד ושבר בגבוליך וקראת ישועה חומותיך [של"ד]. קולופון: כה טבת של"ה. על טופס שנדפס בשינויים ושנשמטה ממנו תשובה יב, עיין: יצחק ריבקינד , דקדוקי-ספרים - קרית ספר, שנה ד, תרפ"ז-תרפ"ח, עמ' -279 278, מס' 37.

   CD-EPI 0143811; EJ
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Listing Classification
16th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica