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Lot #    22040
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 12:13:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Hamudei Ephraim
Title (Hebrew)    חמודי אפרים
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Hayyim Ephraim ben Abraham Balajty
City    Galanta
Publisher    Solomon Zalan Neifeld
Publication Date    1925
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 466, [2] pp. octavo 220:148 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Only edition of this multi-part work on aggada and festivals and novellae on the Talmud by R. Hayyim Ephraim ben Abraham Balajty (1877-1940?). Hamudei Ephraim is in two parts, the first on timely aggada and festivals, discourses and eulogies, and explanations of the torah readings with the sayings of Hazal. The second part is novellae on sugyot in the Talmud. There are approbations from R. Koppel ben Ezekiel Reich, R. Isaiah Zilberstein, and R. Mordecai Leib Winkler. Next is the introduction, in which each paragraph concludes with the alternating names of Hayyim and Ephraim, followed by the text, in a single column in rabbinic type.

R. Balajty served in Tarnalia. He was a student of R. Samuel Ginz, av bet din of Abra’aham. From 1895 he was dayyan in Tarnalia. It appears that he was murdered in the Holocaust. R. Balajty was also the author of Ashel Hayyim (Turnov, 1935).

          
Paragraph 2    שני חלקים, חלק ראשון דברי אגדה לעתים ולמועדים, דרשות והספדים ... בביאור מקראי קדש על רוב סדרי התורה ... ובסופו "קונטרס חיים שאל" [תשובות] ... וחלק שני שמעתתא על איזה סוגיות הש"ס חברתי ... חיים אפרים באלאיטי דומ"ץ דק"ק טארנאליא ...

עם הסכמות ר' קאפל ב"ר יחזקאל רייך, פעסט, פ' ויקהל-פקודי תרפ"ה; ר' ישעי' זילבערשטיין, ווייצען, פ' משפטים תרפ"ה; ר' מרדכי ליב ווינקלער, מאד, פ' משפטים, תרפ"ה.

          
Reference
Description
   BE het 878; Cohen, Sages of Hungary, pp. 462-63; CD-EPI 0115209
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Homiletics:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica