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Lot #    32428
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 11:51:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Zemah Zedek
Title (Hebrew)    שו'ת צמח צדק
Author    R. Menachem Mendel Krochmal
City    [Fuerth]
Publisher    [דפוס הענך בוכבינדער]
Publication Date    1766
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1], 3, 5-8, 112, 114-125, 125-136, 167-198 ff., quarto, 194:165 mm., usual light age staining, nice margins, old hands and stamps. A very good copy bound in later boards, rubbed.
   Responsa that throw light on Jewish suffering during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648), especially those dealing with agunot (nos. 42, 45, 57, 58, 59, 70, 78, 88, 101, 103, 106, 123, 127). Several responsa dealing with organizational problems in the communities (nos. 1, 2, 16, 18, 19, 24, 28, 34, 37, 109) reveal the Author's independent attitude vis-a-vis plutocratic communal leadership and his sympathy with the poorer classes.

R. Menachem Mendel b. Abraham Krochmal (c. 1600–1661), chief rabbi of Moravia. A native of Cracow and pupil of R. Joel Sirkes, in his youth he was already the leader of a circle of scholars which included R. Gershon Ashkenazi (Uli), who later became his son-in-law and succeeded him as Landesrabbiner, and R. Menahem Mendel Auerbach. From 1630 he attended the Council of Four Lands and in 1636 became rabbi of Kromeriz (Kremsier). In 1646 he was in Cracow but became rabbi of Prostejov (Prossnitz) in the same year. Two years later he was elected rabbi of Mikulov (Nikolsburg), and Landesrabbiner of Moravia in 1650, an appointment he held until his death. Krochmal presided over several synods of Moravian Jewry and formulated the Shai Takkanot which regulated the organization of the Moravian communities until the 1848 revolution.

Paragraph 2    ... חברו... ר' מנחם מענדל אשר אור תורתו היה זורח בק"ק ניקלשפורג וכל מדינת מערהרין. (קם... ר' אלחנן אטינזוס חד מלומדי קהלתינו להביאו על מזבח הדפוס מחדש)...

בשער ובדף א: "נדפס בא"ד [באמשטרדם]", בהבלטה. בעמ' האחרון: "שו"ת אלו וגם ספרי נביאים אחרוני' עם פירוש אלשיך [מראות הצובאות, פיורדא תקכ"ה] מצוין לקנות בפיורדא אצל... ר' הירש אטינזוס". הסכמה: ר' יוסף משטיינהרט, פיורדא, יז מנחם-[אב] תקכ"ה.

   CD-EPI 0165087;EJ
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica