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Lot #    21919
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 11:13:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Tehilim - Sha'arei Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)    תהלים עם פירוש שערי חיים
Author    [Psalms] R. hayyim Sofer
City    Pressburg (Bratislava)
Publisher    Abraham Alkalay
Publication Date    1897
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [4], 255, [1], 255-256 ff., 238:150 mm., nice margins, usual age staining, corners rounded. A good copy bound in modern boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   With the commentary of R. Hayyim b. Mordecai Ephraim Fischel Sofer (1821–1886), was an outstanding pupil of Hatam Sofer in Pressburg and of R. Meir Eisenstaedter in Ungvar, Hayyim was appointed head of the yeshivah at Mattersdorf in 1844. He served as rabbi of Gyomro in 1852, of Sajoszentpeter in 1859, and of Munkacs in 1867. Persecuted by the Hasidim despite his religious extremism, he left Munkacs in 1880 and was appointed the chief rabbi of the Orthodox community in Pest. He was one of the leading extreme Orthodox rabbis in Hungary, a signatory, of "the infamous excommunication" of the maskilim in Michalovce, and a central figure of the Shomerei ha-Dat organization. He demanded that adherents of the Reform movement be excommunicated and that their sons be refused circumcision.

He was the author of the following works: Peles Hayyim (1854), novellae on the first chapter of Gittin; Mahaneh Hayyim (187985), responsa arranged according to the order of the Shulhan Arukh; Sha'arei Hayyim (1869), admonitions against the Reformers; Kol Sofer (2 pts., 1881–82), on the Mishnah; and Sha'arei Hayyim (1892), a commentary on Psalms.

          
Paragraph 2    עם פירוש שערי חיים, מאת... רבי חיים סופר... נדפס פעם ראשון עם ביאור מצודת ציון [מאת ר' יחיאל הלל אלטשולר] בשנת תרנ"ג בק"ק מונקאטש, וכעת נדפס פעם שני' גם עם פי' רש"י... ע"י בני המחבר.
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0305969; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
Bible:    Checked
Other:    Psalms
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica