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Lot #    8901
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 11:45:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Kos ha-Tarailah
Title (Hebrew)    כוס התרעלה
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Mordecai ben David Strelisker
City    Zholkva
Publisher    Saul Meyerhoffer
Publication Date    1835
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [4] ff., 173:105 mm., wide crisp margins, printed on heavy stock. A very good copy bound in modern half cloth and marbled paper boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Verse on the burning of the city of Brody by R. Mordecai ben David Strelisker. The title page, set in a frame of florets, states that it is on what transpired in the city of Brody in the second month, the month of Iyyar 595 (1835). The verse commemorates the time when “the cup of His fury” (Isaiah 51:17, 22), the hand of the Lord, was on our fine city, to destroy it with “the flames of fire” (Psalms 29:7) three times in this month. It continues, “Our holy and beautiful house, [where our fathers praised you], has been burned with fire; [and all our pleasant things lay in ruins]. (Isaiah 64:10) Tuesday, 27 Iyyar 595 (May 26, 1835). The verse are in a single column in vocalized Hebrew divided into fourteen stanzas. Attractively printed on fine paper.

Mordecai ben David Strelisker was the cantor in the synagogue of Mihăilenĭ in Rumania. He was born in Brody, Galicia, 1809 and died Sept., 1875. He spent his youth in his native town, where he acquired a knowledge of Hebrew literature under the instruction of Erter and Krochmal. His most important contributions in this field are twelve literary essays in vols. viii., ix., x., and xi. of the Bikkure ha-Ittim. He carried on a literary correspondence with Judah ben Jonah Jeiteles in Kerem Ḥemed, ii. 183. The following works of Strelisker’s have appeared separately: Zakat Sheber (Vienna, 1829), a lamentation on the death of Zalman Margulies; Ta’anit Yeshurun (Zolkiev, 1835), an elegy on the death of Emperor Francis I. of Austria, sung during a mourning ceremony held in the old Brody synagogue; Zeker Olam (Lemberg, 1849), a biography and an elegy of his father; and Shirat ha-Kohen (reprinted from Ha-Maggid, 1860), on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the birth of J. S. Rappaport.

          
Paragraph 2    אשר עבר על עירנו בראדי... בימי... חודש אייר תקצ"ה... עת יד ה' הויה בעירנו להשחית... בלהבות אש שלוש פעמים בירח הזה, ולהשביענו מרורים שחת... בית קדשנו... יום ג כז אייר תקצ"ה... [שיר] מאתי מרדכי בן-דוד סטרעליסקער...
          
Reference
Description
   BE kaf 143; Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 2662; Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 156; Kerem, Hemed, 1836, ii. 183-188; Ha-Zefirah, 1875, No. 43; Ha-Shahar, 1875, vi. 690-691; Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 393.J; CD-EPI 0153928
        
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19th Century:    Checked
  
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Language:    Hebrew
  
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