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Lot #    24810
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 12:15:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Hokhmat Shelomo
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Banet Copy] R. Solomon Luria (Maharshal)
City    Vienna
Publisher    Georg Horochanski
Publication Date    1812
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1], 86, [1] ff., 338:225 mm., usual light age and damp staining, old hands. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, split.
          
Paragraph 1    The copy of R. Jacob Gershon b. Elijah Banet (1846-1924) rabbi of Stomfa, inscribed on title. He was born in Alt Ofen and educated in the yeshiva of the Ktav Sofer. He suffered much during his lifetime by loss of spouses, children, and other calamities. An erudite scholar he served in the rabbinate for many years.
          
Detailed
Description
   Important glosses and annotations on the text of the Talmud by R. Solomon ben Jehiel Luria (Maharshal, c. 1510-64). Maharshals emendations, now appended to editions of the Talmud, are based on the second Bomberg Talmud. Many of Marshals 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 text of the volume, in square letters in two columns, generally follows the order of the Talmud. Among the exceptions are tractate Eruvin, which, is at the end of the book. Several tractates have numerous diagrams, for example, Sota, Bava Batra, and Eruvin. There is also decorative material, such as front-piece and tail-piece. On the verso of the title page is an introduction from R. Solomon called Zalman ben Samuel Steina-Kopf, who brought the book to press. There are approbations from R. Gershon Ashkenaz of Metz, R. Isaac Abohab and R. Jacob ben Aaron Sasportas Sephardic rabbis of Amsterdam, and R. Moses ben Kolanymous ha-Kohen of Amsterdam.

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.

          
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Reference
Description
   I. Ron, The Talmud Emendations of R. Solomon Luria (Maharshal Alei Sefer, XV; CD-EPI 0143787
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Austria
  
Subject
Novellae:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica