Agudat Ezov, R. Moses Ze’ev of Grodno, Bialystok 1824 (1825) (50750)

אגדת אזוב - Only Edition

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Lot Number: 50750
Title (English): Agudat Ezov
Title (Hebrew): אגדת אזוב
Note: Only Edition
Author: R. Moses Ze’ev ben Eliezer of Grodno
City: Bialystok
Publisher: Aaron ha-Levi Horowitz
Publication Date: 1824 (1825)
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Physical Description

Only edition. [2], 97, [2] ff. folio 345:198 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamp on title. A very good copy not bound.

 

Detail Description

Only edition of these varied discourses by R. Moses Ze’ev ben Eliezer of Grodno. This is the first of three unrelated titles by R. Moses Ze’ev with the title Agudat Ezov. IN addition to the discourses printed in the body of the text there eulogies appended to the volume entitled Alon Bakhut. Included in the eulogies are those for the Vilna Gaon and for R. Hayyim of Volozhin. The verso of the title page has a lengthy Latin notice signed by the censor, followed by approbations from R. Akiva Eger, R. Aryeh Leib Katzenbolgen, R. Abraham Abele Pasvoler, R. Aryeh Leib Broda, and R. Eliezer ben Joseph Margoliot, the author’s father. The text follows with several collections of discourses diverse subjects.

R. Moses Ze’ev ben Eliezer of Grodno (d. 1830) was a Lithuanian rabbi. R. Moses was born and grew up in Grodno. He was appointed rosh yeshiva there but left in 1813 to become the av bet din in Tiktin, where he stayed until 1824. He was then appointed av bet din in Bialystok, remaining there until his death. When R. Moses was first given this appointment, the people in Bialystok were concerned that he was so young, but he wittily replied that this was a fault which would improve with age. His best-known work, Marot ha-Zove'ot (Grodno, 1810) on the laws concerning agunah, is based upon the relevant chapter (17) of Shulḥan Arukh Even ha-Ezer. He also wrote Hiddushei Moharmaz (1858), on the commentary of R. Jonathan b. David Ha-Cohen of Lunel to Alfasi on tractate Eruvin, and three works all with the same title, Aguddat Ezov: (1) a collection of sermons (Bialystok, 1824) concluding with Alon Bakhut, nine funeral orations on great rabbis; (2) responsa (2 vols.; 1885–86); (3) novellae on the Shulḥan Arukh (1904). On the title page of the Marot ha-Zove'ot he gives his family tree in detail back to R. Judah Loew b. Bezalel of Prague, stating where each of his forebears served as rabbi.

 

Hebrew Description

... דרושים לכל חפציהם... מראשית השנה ועד אחרית שנה לשבתות ולמועדים ... בסופו קונטרס... אלון בכות... ובו תשעה דרושים שנאמרו בהספד חכמי הדור שנאספו אל עמן... דברי... משה זאב באא"מ... מו"ה אליעזר נ"י... כמו שבא בארוכה בפתח שער... ספר מראות הצובאות שחברנו ויצא לאור בשנת תק"ע בהיות... מושבי... בק"ק הוראדנא... עד תקע"ג שבאנו לק"ק טיקטין... עד שנת תקפ"ד, שבאתי הנה... פה ק"ק ביאליסטאק...

בשער: תקפ"ד. בין הנספדים ב"אלון בכות": הגר"א מווילנא ותלמידו ר' חיים מוואלאזין.

 

References

BE alef 394; EJ; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000149479; Vinograd, Bialystok 18 (He records only 20 books printed in Bialystok from 1805-1860).