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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
   Only edition. [2], 118, [1] pp., 194:120 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   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...
   CD-EPI 0147978
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica