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Bidding Information
Lot #    24749
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 11:45:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Milhemet Sophrim
Title (Hebrew)    מלחמת סופרים
Author    [Polemic - Anti-Haskalah]
City    Vilna
Publisher    Abraham Isaac Dewortz & Son
Publication Date    1871
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [2], 118, [1] pp., 194:120 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Attack on Moses Aaron Shatzkes and his book Ha-Mafte'ah ("The Key," 1869) which analyzes talmudic legends, starting from the premise that they are merely ethical allegories, not to be taken literally. This theory, acceptable to the moderates of the Haskalah movement, was anathema to Orthodox Jews, who tried to prevent publication of the book, and in some towns even burned copies.
          
Paragraph 2    מלחמת סופרים יכלכל בקרת... על...ספר המפתח [מאת משה אהרן שאצקס, ורשה תרכ"ו-תר"ל]. גם נושא מדברותיו על חזיוני העת ... מאת ישראל דוד מיללער מהוראדנא...
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0147978
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
  
Subject
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica