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Lot #    7304
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 10:18:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Group of Documents from a Hungarian Rabbi
Title (Hebrew)    אוסף מכתבים מה'ר שבתי שעפטל מרגליות
Author    [Ms. - Community] R. Sabbatai Sheftal Margolioth
City    Keszthely, Hungary
Publication Date    1829-30
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Four documents, various sizes, ink on heavy paper, all in very good condition, all are signed and dated, two with wax seal impressions.
          
Detailed
Description
   The documents relate to the engagement of R. Shabbati Sheftal Margolioth as rabbi of Keszthely in 1829, the pursuing disagreements, and his final separation from the community in 1830.

R. Shabbati Sheftal Margolioth was the son of R. Gerson ha-Levi of Tarnopol and studied there under R. Joshua Babad the author of Sepher Joshua (Zholkva 1828). His is listed as the receipient of responsa by R. Moses Sofer (Hatam Sofer) and several other noted contemporary Authors. After his separation from Kastel he was accepted to the rabbinical position in Sethin where he served until his passing.

The Margolioth family traditionally traces its descent from Rashi. The name derives from margalit (מרגליות), Hebrew for "pearl." The earliest identifiable member of the family was R. Jacob of Regensburg.

          
Paragraph 2    הרב שבתי שעפטיל מרגליות הי' רב בעיר קעסטעהל במדינת אונגארן. טרם שבא למדינת אונגארן, הי' תושב עיר טארנאפאל במדינת גאליציא, תלמוד הגאון רבי יהושע העשיל באב"ד אבד"ק טארנאפאל מחבר ספר יהושע.
          
Reference
Description
   Wunder, Encylopedia le-Hahmei Galitzia, c. 948
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Other:    Decree
  
Kind of Judaica