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Lot #    24549
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 10:05:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sha'arei Dura
Title (Hebrew)    שערי דורא
Author    [First Ed.] R. Solomon b. Jehiel Luria (Maharshal)
City    Basel
Publisher    Conrad Waldkirch
Publication Date    1599
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First editions. 99 [i.e. 98] ff., 184:139 mm., usual age staining, old hand on initial title and final f. A very good copy bound in later cloth boards.
   Sha'arei Dura of R. Isaac b. Meir Dueren with the commentaries of R. Solomon Luria and R. Elijah Loans. R. Solomon b. Jehiel Luria (Maharshal, c. 1510-64), is known for his numerous scholarly works on Talmud and halakhah. Of note, the Hokhmat Shelomo, emendations to the Talmud, now appended to all editions of the Talmud. Many of Marshal’s emendations, have been incorporated into the text of the Talmud, so that the development of our Talmud owes a great deal to Hokhmat Shelomo.

The Maharshal was descended from a distinguished family, tracing his lineage to Rashi. His teachers were his father R. Jehiel and his maternal grandfather, R. Isaac Klober of Posen. Luria served as rabbi and head of the yeshiva in Ostrog, leaving after twenty years for Brisk and subsequently becoming a rosh yeshivah in the yeshivah of Shalom Shachna. In 1567, Maharshal founded his own yeshivah. His students include R. Mordecai Jaffe (Levush), Joshua Falk (Derishah u-Perishah), and Hayyim ben Bezalel. Maharshal was known for his intellectual independence.

Paragraph 2    ... [עם ביאור] ר' שלמה לוריא זצ"ל בן ... ר' יחיאל ז"ל חדש דברים ... אמרתי ... להדפיס ... הספר הזה ... אנכי ... אליא בן לאמ"א מהר"ר משה שליטא לואנץ ... מפראנקבורט דמיין ... בשער: ותהי התחלתו יום כה אלול שנת ד'ש'נ'ה' ורעננה.

בראש הספר: הקדמת המעתיק והמגיה ר' אליהו לואנץ. כותב בין השאר: [הגהות] הגאון מוהר"ר שלמה לוריא ... אני המעתיק קראתיו מכונות ... דבריו אלה הם ממהדורא בתרא [מהדורא קמא מקוצרת נדפסה בתוך ספר השערים לר' יצחק מדורא, לובלין שנ"ט, בשם עטרת שלמה] ... ולא רציתי להוסיף על דבריו ... זולת הלכות נדה נתתי להדפיס בקצת חדושי אשר הוספתי משמני ומדבשי ... על-פי וויניציא ש"ח; לובלין [של"ד].

   CD-EPI 0136796; EJ
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Listing Classification
16th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica