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Aliyot Eliyahu, R. Joshua Heschel ben Elia Zeev ha-Levi. Stettin [1860]

עליות אליהו - R. Elijah of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra)

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  • Lot Number 51024
  • Title (English) Aliyot Eliyahu
  • Title (Hebrew) עליות אליהו
  • Note R. Elijah of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra)
  • Author R. Joshua Heschel ben Elia Zeev ha-Levi
  • City Stettin
  • Publisher דפוס ע’ שרענטצעל
  • Publication Date [1860]
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 1818655
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Physical Description

120, [2] pp., octavo, 224:144 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in old boards, rubbed.
 

Detail Description

Important biographical work on the life and renowned Gaon of Vilna, R. Elijah ben Solomon Zalman (gr”a, 1720-97) by R. Joshuah Heschel ben Elia Zeev ha-Levi Lewin. The title page describes the work as the biography of a great man, a gaon among genim, holy of the holiest, most choice of all Rabbenu Eliyahu, an angel of the Lord, a wonder and sign in Israel. The title page informs that it is being printed in a corrected and enhanced edition.
 
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

 ... יצא לאור... בפעם השני ע"י ר’ מרדכי ב"ר יהודה הכהן מ"מ בק"ק סוואלק...

 

 

References

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000143017