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Lot #    22074
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 12:30:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Bet Midrash Shemu’el
Title (Hebrew)    בית מדרש שמואל
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Abraham Eber Hirschowitz
City    Jerusalem - Toledo, Ohio
Publisher    Ha-Ahim Solomon
Publication Date    1905
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [1], 8, 80, 8, [1], 32, [4] pp., quarto, 215:150 mm., usual age staining, bound in modern cloth boards.
   Discourses and eulogies by R. Abraham Eber ben Samuel Hirschowitz (1840-1924). The title page, printed in blue letters, states that Bet Midrash Shemu’el is discourses for the Days of Awe, more to be desired than silver and fine gold, words that enlighten as saphiere, from the great rishonim (early sages), a little from me (R. Hirschowitz) that I was graced with from He who graces man with knowlege in the holy works, to understand the words of the sages and their conundrums. There are six discourses on the Torah and part two is the eulogies. R. Hirschowitz was the av bet din in Toledo Ohio. A second title page is followed by a list of the sponsors who made publication possible, a preface from R. Hirschowitz, an approbation from R. Aryeh Leib Roshkas of Jerusalem, an introduction, and the discourses. Although the title page mentions six discourses Bet Midrash Shemu’el is actually comoprised of eighteen discourses, beginning with Shabbat Mevorchim Elul, followed by Parashat Nezavim, Rosh Hodesh that comes out on Shabbat delivered by R. Akiva ben Joseph, Shabbat Teshuvah, Tefillat ha-Derekh on Parashat va-Yetzah Yakov, etc. There is an additional discourse from R. Aryeh Leib Roshkas with its own pagination and then the eulogies, which has a title page and new pagination.
Paragraph 2    ... דרושים ... לימים הנוראים ... מגדולי הראשונים, ומעט משלי ... וששה דרושים על התורה, וחלק שני כולל הספדים. חובר ממני ... אברהם עבר בן ... ר' שמואל ב"ר מאיר שו"ב ז"ל הירשאוויץ, אבד"ק טולידא <אהיי> אשר בארצות הברית ...

בסוף חלק א (ח עמ'): אחת מדרשותיו של ... הרב ... ארי' ליב ראשקעס אבד"ק שניפישאק וכעת קבע מושבו בעה"ק ירושלם ... חלק ב([1], לב, [4] עמ') עם שער מיוחד: כולל הספדים על גדולי ישראל ... אשר נשאתי ... בחמשה שנים שעמדתי על משמרת הקדש מו"ץ ומ"מ בק"ק נויארק, בביהכנ"ס ח"ק [חברא קדישא] בני ישראל אנשי קאלוועריער ... הסכמה: ר' ארי' ליב ראשקעס, ירושלם, כח אדר-א תרס"ה.

   BE bet 782a; CD-EPI 0127063
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Other:    Eulogies
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica