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Li-Felagot Re'uven, R. Selig Reuben Bengis, Piotrkow 1906

ספר לפלגות ראובן - First Edition

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  • Lot Number 54441
  • Title (English) Li-Felagot Re'uven, Part I
  • Title (Hebrew) ספר לפלגות ראובן
  • Note First Edition
  • Author R. Selig Reuben Bengis
  • City Piotrkow
  • Publisher דפוס נתן נטע קראנענבערג
  • Publication Date 1906
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2616981
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Physical Description

13, [1], 132 pp., folio, 280:190 mm., light age and damp staining, wide margins. A good copy bound in modern boards.

Detail Description

Letter by R. Selig Reuben Bengis (1864–1953), Lithuanian rabbi. R. Bengis studied in Volozhin under R. Naphtali Zevi Judah Berlin and R. Hayyim Soloveichik. In 1894 he was appointed rabbi of Bodki and, in 1912, of Kalvarija, Lithuania. At the outbreak of World War I he went to Smolensk, but in 1915 he returned to Kalvarija. In 1938 he was appointed head of the bet din of the separatist Orthodox community Ha-Edah ha-Haredit of Jerusalem, and in 1949, on the death of R. Joseph Zevi Duschinsky, became its rabbi. Despite the fact that his community consisted of active religious extremists, he succeeded in directing its affairs into practical channels and in curbing its most extreme wing, the Neturei Karta. He also served as head of the Ohel Moshe Yeshivah in Jerusalem. R. Bengis' mastery of rabbinic literature, and his memory, were phenomenal; he could unhesitatingly give the source of any random quotation from the Talmud, Rashi, or tosafot. He published Li-Felagot Re'uven (in 7 parts, Kaidan, Riga, Jerusalem, 1924–46), consisting of hadranim, i.e., discourses delivered on completing the study of a talmudic tractate, interwoven with his novellae. He justified the unusual form of his work by maintaining that while novellae are little read, there was a considerable interest in this form of talmudic learning. R. Bengis himself stated that he had written, under the same title, a commentary on Alfasi, and sermons, which remained in manuscript. Some of his halakhic articles appeared in Tevunah (Jerusalem, 1941) and other contemporary rabbinic journals.


Hebrew Description

ספר לפלגות ראובן : הפותח והחותם כל מסכתות הש"ס בחילוקא דרבנן ומחבר סוף כל מסכת לראשיתה או למסכת הסמוכה לה כפי סדר הש"ס ומקשרן אחת לאחת בפלפול של הלכה ואגדה ... חובר מאתי זעליג ראובן בלאאמו"ר צבי בענגיס זללה"ה אבד"ק באדקי ... חלק א-ז

חלק א: על מסכת ברכות וכל סדר מועד. פיעטרקוב, דפוס נתן נטע קראנענבערג, תרס"ו. 13, [1], 132 עמ’.



EJ; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 # 000129794