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Lot #    8842
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 10:46:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ha-Be’er
Title (Hebrew)    äáŕř
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Zevi Hirsch Friedling
City    Zamosc
Publication Date    1923-39
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 112 pp., 252:184 mm., usual age staining. A very good copy bound in modern boards.
   Rabbinic journal published from 1923 through 1939. This volume has issues from 1924. The title page has the subtitle, “from that well they watered the flocks” (Genesis 29:2). Ha-Be’er is described as essays, novellae, and glosses in the manner of pardes, pilpul, parable, and interpretation on the Bible and the sayings of our rabbis. There are homilies on every Shabbat in the year, for every festival, and every subject pertaining to our lives. These discourses are from rabbis, gedolim, geonim, and the righteous and sages of our generation from all our generation from all five parts of the world. Also from those sages who have departed from us, to arouse the “sleepers lips” (Song of Songs 7:10). It further states that it is to be published four times a year under the editorship of R. Zevi Hirsch Friedling ben Dov Beryl, author of Raz ke-Zevi and Kiyum ha-Olam, both still in manuscript. In keeping with the journals name there is a device on the title page of a well surrounded by sheep and above the well is a banner furled over it with the verse, “from that well they watered the flocks.” At the bottom of the page is publishing information in Hungarian, referring to the journal as Habajer. On the verso is an announcement concerning the sale of the journal and a list of old (antique) Hebrew books for sale, with a list of titles. There is a second identical title page, which has on the verso sound advice for the community. The final paragraph gives reasons for the difficulties and hardships that have overtaken the Jews of Europe, enumerating mitzvot that have been neglected, beginning with respect for Talmudic sages. A third title page enumerates the contents of this issue, listing fifty entries, of both new and old discourses. There are four pages of approbations, a page of verse, an introduction from the editor and then the text, which is in two columns in square letters. At the end are the names of supporters of the journal and announcements. The second issue has the same title page and begins from page 57. There are owner’s stamps from the bet din of Biskowitz.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Periodical
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica