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Lahmei Todah, R. Zevi Hirsch ha-Levi Horowitz, Offenbach 1816

לחמי תודה - First Edition

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  • Lot Number 51109
  • Title (English) Lahmei Todah
  • Title (Hebrew) לחמי תודה
  • Note First Edition
  • Author R. Zevi Hirsch ha-Levi Horowitz
  • City Offenbach
  • Publisher Abraham Spitz Segal
  • Publication Date 1816
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 1821699
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Physical Description

First edition. 10, 258 ff., folio, 327:195 mm., wide margins, age and damp staining, old hands on title. A good copy loose in later boards, rubbed and split.

With an inscription dated 1822.


Detail Description

Lahmei Todah (part 2 of Mahaneh Levi), containing halakhic and aggadic novellae to the Talmud as well as the sermons he preached between 1806 and 1815 on Shabbat Shuvah and Shabbat ha-Gadol (the Sabbaths before the Day of Atonement and before Passover). In these sermons contemporary problems are reflected. His censure and criticism touch upon the life of the Jews of Frankfurt which, though once a "paragon of beauty, a Jewish metropolis, full of scholars and scribes," has faded and declined. The young people have grown accustomed to desecrating the Sabbath publicly (19c-d), the community makes light of the prohibition against drinking wine and milk of gentiles (35d), fixed times for study are neglected (11d), and theaters and concerts are frequented (ibid.) Two sermons (149a ff. and 159b) deal with the peace treaty of 1815. In the introduction to this book, Horowitz mentions his other works which have remained in manuscript.

R. Zevi Hirsch ben Phineas ha-Levi Horowitz (d. 1817), was born in Poland and was called to Frankfurt by his father R. Phinehas ha-Levi Horowitz to help him in the conduct of his yeshivah. On the death of his father in 1805 he succeeded him as rabbi of Frankfort, serving there until his own death. Among his works are: Mahaneh Levi (Offenbach, 1801), consisting of halakhic novellae on various tractates, published together with the Sefer ha-Makneh of his father; at the end of the book there are novellae by his brother, Meir Jacob; Homer ba-Kodesh, rsponsa (Zholkva 1876). Horowitz prepared for publication his father's Panim Yafot (Ostrog, 1824). Some novellae by him are found at the end of his father's Hafla'ah (Offenbach, 1787) and in the Likkutei Zevi (Zolkiew, 1862) of R. Zevi Hirsch ha-Levi Horowitz.


Hebrew Description

והוא חלק שני מספר מחנה לוי. חידושי הלכות ואגדות אשר חברתיו... אנכי...הקטן צבי הירש הלוי איש הורויץ יושב תוך עם סגולה פה...פראנקפורט דמיין...

כולל: דרושים לשבתות מיוחדות והספדים (דף א-קפג); "דברי הלכה שאמרתי לפני ישיבתנו הרמה בכל שלשה רגלים" (דף קפד-ריא); "חידושים וחילוקים שהעליתי בלימוד הישיבה בין הפרקים וגם מילי דאגדתא...על סדר הש"ס" (דף ריא-רנח). בהקדמה מזכיר המחבר את חיבוריו שבכתב-יד.



EJ; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000137558