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Talmud Yerushalmi - Zhitomir. Many Glosses by the Av Beit Din of Shkodvil and the Av Beit Din of Pikelin, Disciple ...

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Talmud Yerushalmi - Zhitomir. Many Glosses by the Av Beit Din of Shkodvil and the Av Beit Din of Pikelin, Disciple of Rabbi Yisrael of Salant. Two Volumes

Two volumes of Talmud Yerushalmi, Seder Moed. From the press of Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, grandsons of the rabbi of Slavuta. Zhitomir, 1860-1862. Many glosses from three rabbinic leaders of Lithuania, some of which are signed.


Along the sheets of the book, there are over twenty important and scholarly glosses from three rabbinic leaders of Lithuania, all members of the same family who served as rabbis of different communities: The gaon and Kabbalist Rabbi Moshe b"r Eliezer Jaffe, Av Beit Din of Shkodvil; his son the gaon Rabbi Yosef Ben Tziyon Friedman, Av Beit Din of Pikelin, and disciple of Rabbi Yisrael Salanter; his father-in law, the gaon Rabbi Chaim Nathanson, Av Beit Din of Pikelin and Av Beit Din of Zhidik.


In one of Rabbi Yosef Ben Tziyon Friedman's glosses (Tractate Sukkah, Chapter 2, Halachah 7), he cites an explanation he heard from his teacher, Rabbi Yisrael of Salant. 'I heard from the mouth of the Admo"r the gaon Rabbi Yisrael of Salant, ztzuklh"h to explain ...' The gaon Rabbi Chaim Nathanson signed his name in the margins of several of the glosses he wrote.


Rabbi Chaim Nathanson [1838-1904] was one of the leading scholars at the 'Kibbutz HaPerushim' in Eishyshok, together with the Chafetz Chaim. Beginning in 1879, he served as rabbi in his hometown Pikelin (Pikeliai) until passing on the mantle of the rabbinate to his brother-in-law, the gaon Rabbi Ya'akov Vilenchik, author of Dlatei Teshuvah. He began serving as rabbi of Zhidik in 1896. He authored the books Siftei Chen and Divrei Chen.

Rabbi Yosef Ben Tziyon Friedman [1857-1929], was an exalted gaon among the disciples of Rabbi Yisrael of Salant. In his youth, he served as a lecturer in the yeshivahs in Slabodka and in the Kovno "kloiz." After WWI, he was appointed rabbi of Pikelin (Pikeliai)

Rabbi Moshe Jaffe, Av Beit Din of Shkodvil between 1859-1889, was a famous tzaddik and Kabbalist.


Two volumes. Volume I: [2], 52, 34, 55; 61 leaves. Volume II: 2-31; 17, 17-23; 20; 21; 2-23; 5, 7-32; 20; 17 leaves. Lacking 39 leaves from Tractate Yoma, and the separate title page for Tractate Eiruvin. 38 cm. Signatures and owner's notations.

Fine condition. Aging stains. Isolated worming perforations. Tiny tears in the title pages of the first part with damage to two words. Taped reinforcements. Beautiful old bindings.


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