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Lot #    24581
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 10:21:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Zokher ha-Berit
Title (Hebrew)    זוכר הברית
Author    R. Asher Anshel ben Meir Grunwald
City    Uzhgorod
Publisher    Moses Simah Gelles
Publication Date    1931
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 16, 208 pp. octavo 185:120 mm., nice margins, usual age staining. A good copy loose in the original boards, rubbed, spine taped.
   Only edition of this work on milah, pidyon ha-ben, and bar mitzvah according to the poskim by R. Asher Anshel ben Meir Grunwald. The title page informs that it gathers all the halakhot on milah, specific details, pertinent medical information, and customs, from the Shulhan Arukh, Sifre, responsa, and poskim, medical authorities, and expert mohelim. This is also the case for pidyon ha-ben, and bar mitzvah, including the appropriate prayers and blessings, taken from midrashim and other holy works. R. Grunwald was also the author of Mattah Asher, Kizzur Nahalat Shivah, and Ner Mitzvah. There are approbations from R. Joseph Elimelekh Kahana, R. Joseph Hayyim Sonnenfeld, R. Zevi Ezekiel Michaelsohn, and R. Abraham Nathan Elberg. In addition, there is a lengthy letter from R. Hayyim Eliezer Shapiro, av bet din Muncasz. The text is in vocalized square letters, accompanied by very detailed glosses in rabbinic letters and rabbinic sayings in unvocalized square letters. Also included are some novellae on aggadah from R. Hayyim Deutsch.

R. Asher Anshel ben Meir Grunwald was descended from R. Meir Esh and his mother was the daughter of R. Joshua Baruch Reinnitz, av bet din Czernowitz. For many years R. Grunwald was a shohet in Satmer and afterwards in Ungar. He perished in the Holocaust.

Paragraph 2    על הלכות מילה, ופדיון הבן, ובר מצוה. קובץ ... משו"ע ושו"ת ופוסקים. והתפילות, והברכות ... וליקוטים ממדרשי חז"ל, ומספרים ... ובסופו קצת חידושי אגדה מכתבי אאז"ק ... מו"ה דוד דייטש זצ"ל בעל אהל דוד ... מאת ... אשר אנשיל בלאאמו"ר מאיר ז"ל גרינוואלד ... שו"ב דקה"י אונגוואר ...

מ' 10 - 5: מכתב עוז ... הערות, מאת ר' חיים אלעזר שפירא, מונקאטש, כח למב"י [יג אייר] תרצ"א. עמ' [207 - 201]: אהל דוד; חידושי אגדתא מכתבי ... מו"ה דוד דייטש. הסכמות: ר' יוסף אלימלך כהנא, אונגוואר, לח למב"י [כג אייר] תרצ"א; ר' יוסף חיים זאננענפעלד, ירושלם, ה סיון תרצ"א; ר' צבי יחזקאל מיכלזאהן, ווארשא, מח למסב"י [ד סיון] תרצ"א; ר' אברהם נתן עלבערג, סאניק, יח אייר תרצ"א.

   BE zayin 112; Cohen, Hungary, p. 484; CD-EPI 0117900
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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