Milhamot Hashem, R. Abraham Zutra, Hannover 1836 (47908)

‘מלחמות ה - Only Edition - Polemic - Anti Reform

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Lot Number: 47908
Title (English): Milhamot Hashem
Title (Hebrew): ‘מלחמות ה
Note: Only Edition - Polemic - Anti Reform
Author: R. Abraham Zutra
City: Hannover
Publisher: דפוס ערנזט אויגוזט טעלגענער
Publication Date: 1836
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description

Only edition, octavo, [2], 153, [2] pp. 168:110 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed, spine taped.


Detail Description

Only edition of this written to benefit benei Yisrael by R. Abraham Zutra (1784-1869), on disputes in halakhic issues. A three-part work, this is part one, by far the largest of all three parts. It is dated, appropriately, with the chronogram “I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.  אֲחַלְּקֵם בְּיַעֲקֹב וַאֲפִיצֵם בְּיִשְֹרָאֵל” (Genesis 49:7). Milhamot Hashem begins by referring to Moses and his responsibility of rebuking the people and Ezekiel, sating “son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel; therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say to the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked, and he turns not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have saved your soul” (Ezekiel 3:17-19). It continues and Abraham Zutra answered and said “Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes” (Genesis 18:26), An thought-provoking, interesting, and scholarly discourse on religious differences and positions.


Hebrew Description

 נתחבר לתועלת בני ישראל היושבים במדינת מינסטער, מארק ופאדערבארן ... מאת אברהם זוטרא אב"ד במדינות הנ"ל. [חלק א-ד]

[א]: הנובר, שנת א’ח’ל’ק’ם’ ב’י’ע’ק’ו’ב’ ו’א’פ’י’צ’ם’ בישראל [תקצ"ו, 1836]. [2], 3[,153] עמ’.

עמ’ 3: "מגמת לבי להקים הדת, לגדור פרצות עמנו, ולרפא את גדר דת משה ההרוס ולחזור עטרת התורה ליושנה". נגד הריפורמים.

בסוף: דברי המגיה שלמה בלוך, הכותב כי ההדפסה נשלמה ביום ד של סוכות תקצ"ז (1836).



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