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Tosefei ha-Rosh, R. Asher b. Jehiel (Rosh), Jerusalem 1903

תוספות הרא"ש על מסכת סוכה - First Edition

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  • Lot Number 51431
  • Title (English) Tosefei ha-Rosh
  • Title (Hebrew) תוספות הרא"ש על מסכת סוכה
  • Note First Edition
  • Author R. Asher b. Jehiel (Rosh)
  • City Jerusalem
  • Publisher דפוס שמואל הלוי צוקערמאן
  • Publication Date 1903
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 1939186
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Physical Description

First edition. [4], 42; 11 ff., quarto, 193:160 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A good copy bound in later boards, rubbed.


Detail Description

Commentary to tractate Sukkah by R. Asher b. Jehiel (Rosh; c. 1250–1327), talmudist. His first teachers were his father, one of the Hasidei Ashkenaz, who was a follower of R. Judah b. Samuel he-Hasid, and his elder brother. He spent some time in France, apparently in Troyes and then lived in Cologne and Coblenz. From there he moved to Worms, where his teacher R. Meir b. Baruch of Rothenburg had been appointed rabbi in 1281. R. Meir esteemed his pupil, and appointed him a member of the local bet-din. After the imprisonment of R. Meir, R. Asher became the acknowledged leader of German Jewry and headed the unsuccessful efforts to obtain his master's release, toward which he was prepared to contribute a considerable portion of his assets. He distinguished himself for his activities during the period of the Rindfleisch massacres (1298), and for his decisions on matters arising from the resulting disruption of family and communal life. Fearing a similar fate to that of R. Meir of Rothenburg, R. Asher left Germany in 1303. The following year, he reached Barcelona, via north Italy and Provence, where he was welcomed with great honor by R. Solomon b. Abraham Adret. In 1305 he accepted the position of rabbi in Toledo. His son, R. Judah, relates that shortly thereafter, R. Asher turned down a request of the German authorities that he return to his native country, for which they were prepared to provide an imperial letter of safe-conduct and an escort of 50 soldiers.


Hebrew Description

מאת רבנו אשר בן רבנו יחיאל ז"ל ... יוצא לאור עתה פעם ראשונה ע"פ כת"י יחידי בעולם עם זר זהב סביב לו בשם תוספי תוספות כולל באור ... והערות והארות ... עליו מאת ... ר’ שלמה אהרן ווערטהיימער ... נדפס עתה בהשתדלותי ובהוצאת כספי, ובסופו חברתי ... שו"ת מהגאון רבנו יצחק מפוזנא ז"ל רבו של רבנו מגן אברהם ז"ל שהי’ עד כה בכת"י ... אני הק’ אלי’ מארדר מדזיקוב גאליציען כעת פעה"ק ירושלם ...

דף [4, א]: דברי אליהו. הקדמת המו"ל, אליהו מארדער.

יא דף: באר יצחק, תשובות ר’ יצחק מפוזנא (סי’ לז-מא); דברי אליהו, חידושים, מאת ר’ אליהו מארדר; תשובה, מאת ר’ אליהו דוד ראבינאוויץ תאומים.



EJ; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000112400