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Lot #    21991
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 11:49:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Responsa by R. Isaac Moses Perles
Title (Hebrew)    ' '
Author    [Ms. - Unpublished]
City    Kojetin
Publication Date    1815
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [2] pp., 267:204 mm., frayed on edges, light age staining, ink on paper, neat Ashkenazic script, signed and dated,
          
Detailed
Description
   Letter by R. Isaac Moses b. Jacob Perles (17841854), Hungarian rabbi. Born in Brod, Moravia, R. Perles studied under R. Meshullam Eger in Pressburg and with R. Joseph b. Phinehas, rabbi of Posen. He served as rabbi in several Hungarian communities: Kojetin (from 1813), Holics (1820), Eisenstadt (1822), and Bonyhad (1841). During his last years difficulties arose between him and his community. They were in the main connected with reforms in the life of the community which R. Perles, despite his generally liberal approach, refused to countenance. Matters reached such a stage that he was denounced to the government as "interfering with order and authority, hating light and progress," or as "robbing and wronging his congregants, making demands upon them, and taking by force in excess of that to which he was entitled." The government, knowing that the charges were baseless, ignored them, but as a result of the dispute R. Perles left Bonyhad and returned to Brod, where he died after a few months. After his death his grandson R. Abraham Zevi published his work Beit Ne'eman (1907), including responsa of great interest and prefaced by Perles' biography.
          
Reference
Description
   P.Z. Schwartz, Shem ha-Gedolim me-Erez Hagar, 1 (1914), 51a; 2 (1914), 2b; N. Ben-Menahem, Mi-Sifrut Yisrael be-Ungaryah (1958), 170, no. 91; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
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Characteristic
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Language:    Hebrew
  
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Kind of Judaica