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Lot #    7453
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 3:18:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Torat ha-Baiyit ha-Arukh
Title (Hebrew)    תורת הבית הארוך
Author    R. Solomon ibn Aderet
City    Prague
Publisher    Descendants of Moses Katz
Publication Date    1735
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   31 ff., 334:214 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A near fine copy bound in modern cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Legal manual dealing with the laws of niddah. The book is divided into seven parts, is written with great profundity and perception, and embodies detailed halakhic discussions. Rashba reviews the methods of his predecessors, raises and meets objections, refutes and corroborates, decides among opposing views, and advances his own opinion. R. Aaron ha-Levi of Barcelona, a fellow townsman and old friend of the author, wrote many critical notes on this book in his Bedek ha-Bayit. Although R. Aaron ha-Levi in his introduction and criticisms wrote in a respectful tone, Rashba felt offended and wrote in reply his Mishmeret ha-Bayit (all included in the 1608 Venice edition) which was issued anonymously and contained no clue to the author's identity. It purports to have been written by a scholar solicitous of Adret's honor. However, in one of his responsa Adret revealed that he was the author.
          
Paragraph 2    להלכות נדה ... ורבינו אהרן הלוי ז"ל מראה את בדק הבית ... ובא רעהו [הרשב"א] ... נצב על משמרת הבית ...
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0105709; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Bohemia
  
Subject
Halacha:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica