Kizzur Shulhan Arukh with Mikhseh leOhel, R. Solomon Ganzfried, Lemberg 1891 (47498)

קיצור שלחן ערוך עם מכסה לאהל - Only Editon of Mikhseh leOhel

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Lot Number: 47498
Title (English): Kizzur Shulhan Arukh with Mikhseh leOhel
Title (Hebrew): קיצור שלחן ערוך עם מכסה לאהל
Note: Only Editon of Mikhseh leOhel
Author: R. Solomon Ganzfried
City: Lemberg
Publisher: ישראל דוד זיס סג"ל.
Publication Date: 1891
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Physical Description

[8], 139, [1] ff., octavo, 210:130 mm., usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed, spine taped.
Only Editon of Mikhseh leOhel - only edition of R. Ganzfried's response to R. Weber and his polemic agaist the Oholei Shem (Uzhgorod 1878). The solitary sheet was order removed and destroyed by several rabbis leaving very few extant.

Detail Description

Kizzur Shulhan Arukh ("Abridged Shulhan Arukh," 1864); it achieved great popularity and widespread circulation and was accepted as the main handbook for Ashkenazi Jewry. It encompassed all the laws relating to the mode of life of the ordinary Jew living outside Erez Israel (including such subjects as etiquette, hygiene, etc.), but omitting such details as were common knowledge and practice at that time (see his introduction to ch. 80) or that were not essential knowledge for the ordinary man (see especially the laws of matrimony, ch. 145). The Kizzur Shulhan Arukh is based upon the Shulhan Arukh of R. Joseph Caro with the glosses of R. Moses Isserles. It is written in simple, popular language, with a lively style, and interest is sustained by the ethical maxims with which it is interlaced. Unlike his predecessor R. Abraham Danzig, author of the Hayyei Adam, R. Ganzfried does not detail and explain the different views but usually gives his decision without the reasoning. The book had already achieved 14 editions during its author's lifetime, and since then it has gone through scores of editions, displacing all previous abridgments of the Shulhan Arukh. It also became a basic work to which many scholars added marginal notes and novellae. The important editions of the work are: Lublin, 1888, with the commentaries, "Pe'at ha-Shulhan" by the author himself, Ammudei ha-Shulhan by R. Benjamin Isaiah b. Jeroham Fishel ha-Kohen, and Misgeret Zahav, by R. Moses Israel; Leipzig, 1924, with source references (Mezudat Ziyyon), supplements (Mezudat David) and with illustrations, edited by D. Feldman; Jerusalem, 1940, a vocalized edition with the addition of the laws and customs applying in Erez Israel at the present day, edited by J. M. Tucazinsky, and one with the additions Misgeret ha-Shulhan and Lehem ha-Panim of Hayyim Isaiah ha-Kohen Halbersberg and a summary of those precepts connected with the land of Israel in accordance with the rulings of R. Abraham Isaiah Karelitz, edited by K. Kahana (Jerusalem, 1954).
The book was also translated into many languages (English by H. E. Goldin (1928)). R. Ganzfried's other published works are: a commentary on the prayer book with notes and supplements to the prayer-book commentary Derekh ha-Hayyim of R. Jacob Lorbeerbaum (first published in the prayer book printed in Vienna in 1839); Penei Shelomo (1845), novellae to Bava Batra; Torat Zevah (1849), on the laws of shehitah; Appiryon (1864; with the author's additions in 1876), homilies on the Pentateuch and on some aggadot; Oholei Shem (1878), on the laws of names in bills of divorce and on the writing of deeds; and Shem Shelomo (1908), on talmudic themes. There have remained in manuscript Leshon ha-Zahav, on Hebrew grammar; Penei Adam, notes to the Hayyei Adam; Kelalim be-Hokhmat ha-Emet, a commentary on the Zohar; and his responsa.
Mikhseh leOhel is a response to Milhemet Hovah (Jerusalem 1885), follow up to previous polemic of same name (Jerusalem 1882) against the Ohole Shem of R. Solomon Ganzfried, that work being on the orthography of Jewish names in bills of divorce. Primarily, R. Mordecai Eliezer ben David Weber, defends R. Hayyim Halberstam, the Divrei Hayyim, against R. Ganzfried's attacks. R. Mordecai Eliezer b. David Weber (1822-1892) was born in Petrovoselo, Hungary. An erudite scholar and a colorful personality, he immigrated to Erez Israel in 1875, where he was involved in many polemic battles.


Hebrew Description

מהדורא חדשה ... ונלוה אליו קונטרס מכסה לאוהל קצת תקונים לספר אהלי שם. הובא לבית הדפוס ע"י ... ישראל דוד זיס סג"ל.
בדף קמ כולל: מכסה לאוהל : מזרם וממטר ... של המלגלג [ר' מרדכי אליעזר ובר] אשר הדפיס קונטרס מלחמת חובה [ירושלים, תרמ"ב] ... עלי ועל ספרי אהל שם ... ואחריו הסכמה של הרב חיים צבי הירש מנהימר על הספר אהלי שם.


Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #001376869; EJ; Brody, in: Ozar ha-Sifrut, 3 (1889/90), 55–61 (4th pagination); J. Banet, in: S. Ganzfried, Shem Shelomo (1908), introd.; J. L. Maimon, in: S. Ganzfried, Kizzur Shulhan Arukh (1950), introd.