Letter by R. Aaron Moses Taubes (Karnei Re'em), Jassy 1847 (46367)

כתב מה"ר אהרן משה טויבש בעמ"ס קרני ראם - Manuscript

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Lot Number: 46367
Title (English): Letter by R. Aaron Moses Taubes (Karnei Re'em)
Title (Hebrew): כתב מה"ר אהרן משה טויבש בעמ"ס קרני ראם
Note: Manuscript
City: Jassy
Publication Date: 1847
Estimated Price: $3,000.00 USD - $5,000.00 USD


Physical Description

[1]p., 111:170 mm., wide margins, light age staining, ink on blue paper, creased on folds, Ashkenazic script by the Rabbi, signed and dated.


Detail Description

Letter concerning a widow by R. Aaron Moses b. Jacob Taubes (1787–1852), Polish and Romanian rabbi. R. Taubes was a pupil of R. Jacob Ornstein of Lemberg. After serving as rabbi of Snyatyn, he was appointed rabbi of Jassy and district in 1841, in which office he exercised considerable influence on Romanian Jewry. The historian H.N. Dembitzer praises him as the outstanding rabbinical authority of his time to whom the most famous rabbis turned with their problems.

His published works are To'afot Re'em (1855), responsa; Karnei Re'em (1864), novellae and notes on the Talmud and its commentators, published in the standard editions of the Talmud, together with notes by his son R. Samuel; and Karnei Re'em (1881) on the Pentateuch with additions by his grandson R. Isaac Eisik (Shor). This work makes considerable use of Kabbalah. Many of R. Taubes' descendants served as rabbis in Jassy and in other communities in Romania. His sons R. Samuel Schmelke and R. Jacob, after serving in other communities, succeeded their father in Jassy.


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