Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Feb 7, 2017 (Your local time)
Israel
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 183:

Manuscripts by Rabbi Meir Tzipser, Rabbi of Rechnitz and of Stuhl-Weissenburg

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Collection of handwritten pamphlets and leaves. Sermons in Hebrew and in German (in Hebrew letters), novellae on the Shulchan Aruch, etc. Ashkenazi script [Hungary, 19th century].
Most of these manuscripts are in the handwriting of R. Meir Tzipser. Among the sermons are sermons for Shabbat Teshuva and for the Festivals - 1850-1870, delivered in Rechnitz (Rohonc) and in Stuhl-Weissenburg. These include a sermon for Shabbat Chanuka delivered in 1852 and repeated in Rechnitz in 1862; a eulogy on the death of R…Leib Konigsberger" and the version of yizkor upon his demise [R. Yehuda Leib Konigsberger disciple of the Chatam Sofer, first rabbi of the Szombathely community which separated from the Rechnitz community and became independent in 1830. He died on the 11th of Tevet 1861]; collection of interesting letters and letter-drafts. Among the drafts: a trenchant polemic letter against the Rabbis of Nikolsburg and Budapest concerning the kashrut of tefillin boxes.
Rabbi Meir Tsipser (1815-1869) Rabbi of Székesfehérvár (Hungary) and from 1858, Rabbi of Rechnitz (Rohonc) was famed for his pamphlet Mei HaShelach (Ofen 1853) in which he toiled to prove the legality of a divorce he had arranged which had become subject to objection. This pamphlet was refuted by Rabbi Gottlieb Fisher [who later became Rabbi of the city's small Orthodox community], in his book Delatayim U'Vriach", Vienna 1856. (For details of this polemic, see Y. Katz, The Rift which Never Healed, Jerusalem 1995, pages 65-68).
More than 100 written leaves. Size and condition vary.

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