Auction 106: Rare Hebrew Books
By Kestenbaum & Company
Jun 27, 2024
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, 141 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States
The Marx Library (Part II).
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LOT 1:


Sepher HaZichronoth [ethics].

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Sepher HaZichronoth [ethics].

Title within wreathed arch.

ff. (4), 86. Foxed and stained. Modern boards. Sm. 4to.
Vinograd, Prague 367.

(Prague 1650).

The final four leaves here transcribe a lengthy admonition of by the MaHaRa’L of Prague concerning the drinking of stam yeinam (non-Jewish originated wine).

Prof. Haym Soloveitchik has discussed at length that both Italian and Moravian Jewry were lax in this respect, and how halakhists dealt with such a challenge to traditional observance.

See H. Soloveitchik, Principles and Pressures: Jewish Trade in Gentile Wine in the Middle Ages (Tel Aviv, 2003) p. 118, n. 76.

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