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Lot #    21884
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 10:56:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Arve Nahal
Title (Hebrew)    ערבי נחל
Author    [Kabbalah - Hasidim] R. David S. Eibeschuetz
City    Zhitomir
Publisher    Haninah Lippa & Joshua Heschel Shapira
Publication Date    1858
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   100; 43; 56; 75; 107 ff., 212:125 mm., usual light age and damp staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in modern cloth over boards.
   Kabbalistic commentary to the Pentateuch by R. David Solomon b. Jerhamiel Eibeschuetz (c. 1755-1813), Russian rabbi and author; died in Safed, Palestine, 1812. He was a pupil of Rabbi Moses Zevi Heller, author of "Geon Zevi," and occupied the position of rabbiin Buzhanow, Soroki (Volhynia), and Jassy, (Rumania). From the last-named city he went to Palestine and remained there till his death. He was the author of many kabbalistic and Talmudical works, which still exist in manuscript. He also wrote "Levushe Serad," in two parts. The first part contains a commentary on the Shulhan 'Arukh, Orah Hayyim, with comments on R. David b. Samuel's "Ture Zahav" and R. Abraham Abele Gumbinner's "Magen Abraham"; at the end of this part is added the plan of the Temple as described by Ezekiel (Mohilev, 1818, and frequently). The second part is on Shulhan 'Arukh, Yoreh De'ah (Mohilev, 1812). His "Ne'ot Deshe" is a compilation of 138 responsa, in two parts, the first of which was published in Lemberg, 1861, while the second is in manuscript. "'Arve Nahal" is also in two parts, the first being a treatise on the Pentateuch, the second consisting of sermons (Kopust, Sdilkov, 1835; Krotoschin, 1840; Zitomir, 1850; Lemberg, 1856).

In 1847 the Shapira printing press was established by the three brothers Hanina Lipa, Aryeh Leib, and Joshua Heschel Shapira, sons of Samuel Abraham Abba Shapira, the printer in Slavuta. Until 1862 this was one of the only two Hebrew presses the Russian government permitted to operate in the whole of Russia, the other being in Vilna. This press had 18 hand presses and four additional large presses. In 1851 Aryeh Leib broke away and established his own printing press in Zhitomir. In these two establishments only sacred books of every kind were printed. During the years 1858–64 the press of the two brothers printed a beautiful edition of the Babylonian Talmud together with the Halakhot of R. Isaac Alfasi, and a beautiful edition of the Jerusalem Talmud.

   Eliezer Kohn, Kin'at Soferim, p. 90; Fuenn, Kiryah Ne'emanah, p. 223; Benjacob, Ozar ha-Sefarim, pp. 255, 391, 449; JE; CD-EPI 0109169
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19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
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