Elia Rabba, R. Elijah of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra), Prague 1812 (50748)

אלי' רבא

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Lot Number: 50748
Title (English): Elia Rabba
Title (Hebrew): אלי' רבא
Author: R. Elijah of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra)
City: Prague
Publisher: Franz Sommer
Publication Date: 1812
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Physical Description

[1], 47 ff. quarto, 218:175 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed, new spine and endpapers.

Detail Description

Elia Rabba, is a commentary to Seder Teharot by R. Elijah ben Solomon Zalman of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra, 1720-97). The Vilna Gaon, among his many accomplishments, was his mastery of kabbalistic literature. The title page is followed by approbations and introduction. The text begins on page one in Rashi letters. R. Elijah ben Solomon Zalman of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra) is a dominant figure in Jewish intellectual thought, his importance and prestige undiminished, as great today, if not greater, than in his own time. The Vilna Gaon’s extraordinary intelligence, expressed by his expertise in Torah at the age of three, outdistancing his tutors while a young child, his incredible proficiency over the entire expanse of the written and Oral Torah by nine, by which time he was already studying Kabbalah, accompanied by complete piety, are attested to by numerous reputable sources. More than seventy works, encompassing Bible, halakhah, Talmud, and Kabbalah, are attributed to the Vilna Gaon.

Hebrew Description

אלי' רבא חלק ראשון והוא פירוש על משניות סדר טהרות ...

שמו של ר' מאיר ב"ר אליעזר מווילנא, תלמיד הגר"א, נשמט מן השער ואף הקדמתו נשמטה.


Reference Description

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000110350; Vin Ozar Sifre ha-Gra 241