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Lot #    21812
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 10:20:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Moreh Nevukhim h-Hadash
Title (Hebrew)    מורה נבוכים החדש
Author    [Only Ed. - Polemic] R. Joseph Shapotsnick
City    Odessa
Publisher    Abba Dokna
Publication Date    1909
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 48, [1], 49-80; 12, [4] pp., 222:157 mm., light age staining, wide margins. Very good copies bound in contemporary half cloth boards.
   R. Joseph Shapotshnick, a Talmudic scholar, emigrated from Kishnev and Odessa to England, where he settled in the East End of London in 1913. He took upon himself the title of Chief Rabbi, and conducted himself in such a manner that he soon came into conflict with the recognized establishment, that is, the Chief Rabbi and his Bet Din, as well as more right wing rabbis. His support of hopeless causes brought him into conflict with established authority and made him a colorful figure in his day. Among his opponents was R. Samuel Hillman, Dayan of the United Synagogue, who referred to Shapotshnick as a madman in correspondence with such prominent Eastern European rabbis as R. Hayyim Ozer Grodzinski of Vilna. The latter responded with a proclamation, signed by hundreds of rabbis, opposing Shapotshnick. In response, Shapotshnick published “Original Letters Received from World Famous Rabbinical Authorities Recognizing Chief Rabbi . . . Shapotshnick as one of the Greatest Talmudical Scholars. . .” He was a prolific writer, his works encompassing a wide variety of subjects, from Kabbalah and responsa to science and psychology.
Paragraph 2    מורה נבוכים החדש או חנוך שכל האדם, מאת יוסף בהרב ... יהודה ליב זצוק"ל שאפאהטשניק המכונה מהרי"ש. ונלוו אל הספר הזה ז (ח) פירושים: א.) פירוש ... מהרצ"ה , המכונה בשם "אור נוגה". ב.) פירוש ... ר' משה מישל שמואל שפירא אבד"ק ראגאווא >פלך קאוונא<, המכונה בשם מגד תבואות שמש. ג.) פירוש ... הדוקטור ... א יאסינאווסקיא ני"ו מפה אדעססא, המכונה בשם "תורת האדם". ד.) פירוש ... ד"ר ל ראזענטאל ני"ו, המכונה בשם "אור זיו". ה.) פירוש ... ד"ר א אייזינשטאדט ני"ו, המכונה בשם "אור צח". ו.) פירוש ... מו"ה ד"ר א ליכטענשטיין ני"ו, המכונה בשם "תורת החנוך". ז.) פירוש ... ש ב הירצוואהלף גערענצאהוו ני"ו, המכונה בשם "אור לנתיבים". (ח.) מאת פרופיסר האניווערסיטיעט הקעניגסבערגי <בגרמניא> ד"ר לאססאר קאהן נ"י, המכונה בשם הזהב). חלק [א]-ב.

   CD-EPI 0168429
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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