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Lot #    21928
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 11:18:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hemdat Yisrael
Title (Hebrew)    חמדת ישראל
Author    [First Ed.] R. Meir Dan Plotzki
City    Piotrkow
Publisher    Henoh Feldman
Publication Date    1924
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [4], 136 pp., 325:233 mm., usual age staining, wide margins. A good copy bound in the original cloth boards.
   Novellae on the Sefer ha-Mitzvot and Minhat Hinokh by R. Meir Dan Plotzki of Ostrova (1867–1928). He studied under R. Israel Joshua of Kutno, R. Hayyim Eleazar Wax of Piotrkow, and R. Abraham of Sochaczew. In 1891, he was elected rabbi of Warta. The publication of the first part of his Hemdat Yisrael partly on Maimonides’ Sefer ha-Mitzvot in 1903 made him famous throughout Poland, and in 1908 he was appointed rabbi of the large town of Ostrow. In 1926 he resigned from the rabbinate and was appointed rosh yeshivah of the Metivta of Gur in Warsaw. Plotzki visited Erez Israel and instituted many improvements in the administration of the Polish kolel. One of the leaders of Agudat Israel, he spent a year as its emissary in Belgium, England, and the United States. He was chairman of the executive committee of the Agudat ha-Rabbanim in Poland. he also wrote Keli Hemdah, a commentary on the Pentateuch, in six parts (1906–38); and Nizozei Or, novellae on the Or ha-Hayyim by R. Hayyim ben Attar. Sha’alu Shelom Yerushalayim (Bilgoraj 1910), expose of the purported Jerusalem Talmud, here on Hullin and Bekhorot, published by Solomon Judah Friedlaender. Sha’alu Shelom Yerushalayim is an important refutation of Friedlaender’s claims, initially accepted by many leading authorities, of having found a manuscript of the Jerusalem Talmud on Seder Kodashim. Many of his other works have remained in manuscript.
Paragraph 2    ... חברתי ... מאיר דן (רפאל) ברח"י ... פלאצקי. מ'ילידי קיטנא אבד"ק דוואהרט ...

חלק ב: חוברת א: כולל חלק א מקונטרס "דרך חיים" ... ביאור ד[ברי] הש"ס וראשונים בענינים הנוגעים לחאו"ח [לחלק אורח חיים] עד תשלום דיני שבת [בצורת תשובות] ... ולע"ע אבד"ק אוסטרוב פלך לומזה. (מסודר) אצל הענוך פאלמאן, תרפ"ד. [4], 136 עמ'. חלק ב: לא נדפס יותר.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica