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Lot #    6494
Auction End Date    1/13/2004 3:20:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tokhahah Megulah
Title (Hebrew)    תוכחת מגולה
Author    [Polemic] R. Moses R”m (Zevi Hirsch Rabbinowitz)
City    Mainz
Publisher    J. Bril
Publication Date    1876
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [4], 126, [4] pp., 183:120 mm., usual age staining. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Polemic concerning the use of etrogim from Corfu on Sukkot by R. Moses R”m against the Hora’at Hetter (Vilna, 1876) of R. Joseph ben Raphael and R. Bezalel ben Moses ha-Kohen of Vilna (1820-68). A controversy arose in the second half of the nineteenth century concerning the permissibility of using etrogim from the island of Corfu (not to be confused with the later blood libel in Corfu which resulted in a boycot of etrogim from the island of Corfu). Hora’at Hetter was in turn a response to the position of R. Gershon Hanuch Leiner (Radzyner Rebbe, 1839-91), expressed in his Sidrei Tohorot on the subject.

The title page of Tokhahah Megulah by R. Moses R”m (=Rosh Mesivta) in Kovno, who is in fact R. Zevi Hirsch Rabbinowitz, specifically states that it is written in opposition to the earlier work. There is a preface by the author on the verso of the title page, followed by a second title page, errata, and the text. Tokhahah Megulah is a detailed scholarly argument against the position of those rabbinic figures who permit the usage of etrogim from Corfu. Tokhahah Megulah is extremely rare.

Paragraph 2    נגד מחברת שיצאה לאור בווילנא שילהי שנת תרל"ה ... נקראת בשם הוראת היתר בשנה זו על אתרוגי קורפו [מאת ר' יוסף סאקוביץ ור' בצלאל הכהן], מאתי משה ר"ם >ריש מתיבתא בק"ק קאוונא< [הוא ר' צבי הירש ראבינאוויץ].

שם המחבר על-פי י' ליינער, ספר בשם בדוי, תלפיות, שנה ג, תש"ז, עמ' 86, שמציין "והוסיף חידושי תורה מאביו הגאון ז"ל [בעילום שם]".

   BE 151; CD-EPI 0166278
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica