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Lot #    35231
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 1:45:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Piskei haGaon
Title (Hebrew)    פסקי הגאון רבינו אליהו ז'ל מווילנא
Author    [First Ed.] R. Elijah of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra)
City    Vilna (Vilnius)
Publisher    יהודה ליב מ'ץ
Publication Date    1875
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. X, 98 ff., 4°, 210:140 mm., nice margins, light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.
   Collection of rulings to Shulhan Arukh Orah Hayyim by R. Elijah ben Solomon Zalman of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra, 1720-97). The Vilna Gaon, among his many accomplishments, was his mastery of kabbalistic literature. The title page is followed by approbations and introduction. The text begins on page one in Rashi letters.

R. Elijah ben Solomon Zalman of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra) is a dominant figure in Jewish intellectual thought, his importance and prestige undiminished, as great today, if not greater, than in his own time. The Vilna Gaon’s extraordinary intelligence, expressed by his expertise in Torah at the age of three, outdistancing his tutors while a young child, his incredible proficiency over the entire expanse of the written and Oral Torah by nine, by which time he was already studying Kabbalah, accompanied by complete piety, are attested to by numerous reputable sources. More than seventy works, encompassing Bible, halakhah, Talmud, and Kabbalah, are attributed to the Vilna Gaon.

Paragraph 2    על שולחן ערוך אורח חיים ... אשר הבנתים מחיבורו ... ביאורי הגר"א ז"ל על או"ח. מצורף לזה מעט חידושים מילדי שכלי ... עפ"י שיטת הגר"א ז"ל, או עפ"י שיטת האחרונים ז"ל בדברי הגמ' והפוסקים הראשונים, ונקרא בשם עמודי א"ש. ... [מאת] צבי הירש בלא"א מוה' שלמה ז"ל החונה בעיר גודלעווא סמוך לעיר קאוונא, מילידי עיר נאוואהרדאק ...
   CD-EPI 0120665; Vin Ozar Sifre ha-Gra
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica