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LOT 25:

Approbation Signed by Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenburg Author of HaKetav VehaKabbalah

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Letter of approbation from R. Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenburg Rabbi of Königsberg, author of HaKetav VehaKabbalah, for the printing of Chiddushei HaRitva on Tractate Rosh Hashana. Königsberg, 1858.
R. Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenburg (1785-1865), rabbi of Königsberg, a foremost rabbi of his times. He was a close disciple of R. Akiva Eger. Through his writings, he was one of the first to defend faithful Judaism from the attacks of Reform. In his book HaKetav VehaKabbalah, he follows the Gaon of Vilna's approach of connecting the Written and Oral Torah, basing himself considerably on the books and writings of the Gaon which he had access to in manuscript. He assisted in publishing the writings of the Gaon of Vilna, especially on Kabbalah, and even participated in composing the biography on the Gaon named Aliyot Eliyahu. The unique style of the HaKetav VehaKabbalah commentary charted the way for the celebrated commentary to the Bible of his colleague, the Malbim (his successor as rabbi of Königsberg).
[1] leaf. 18.5 cm. Good condition. Minor stains. Fold lines.

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