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Netivot Olam, Zevi Hirsch Katzenellenbogen, Vilna 1858

נתיבות עולם - Revised and expanded edition

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  • Lot Number 52680
  • Title (English) Netivot Olam
  • Title (Hebrew) נתיבות עולם
  • Note Revised and expanded edition
  • Author Zevi Hirsch Katzenellenbogen
  • City Vilna
  • Publisher דפוס יוסף ראובן ראם
  • Publication Date 1858
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2221921
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Physical Description

Revised and expanded edition, octavo, xxxviii, 254 pp. 181:122 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth over boards, tooled in blind.


Detail Description

The Baraita of 32 rules of R. Yose ben Eleazar ha-Galili with detailed introductions, commentaries and annotations by Zevi Hirsch Katzenellenbogen and at end novellae by R. Samuel Straschun, his son, R. Mathias, and R. Bezalel ben Moses ha-Kohen.

The Baraita of 32 rules consists of 32 hermeneutic rules to be used in the aggadic interpretation of Scripture. Rashi makes frequent use of the Baraita of 32 Rules in his commentaries on the Bible and Talmud, referring to it by this name or as the baraita of Yose b. Eleazar, the Galilean. Until the 19 century it was known only from being quoted in the 14 century Sefer Keritot, the methodological work of R. Samson ben Isaac of Chinon.

Zevi Hirsch Katzenellenbogen (Naphtali; 1796–1868) was one of the early maskilim in Vilna, Hebrew author, and educator. In his youth, he wrote Netivot Olam, a commentary on the Baraita of the 32 Rules (Vilna, 1822). He also wrote poetry and eulogies, among them a eulogy of R. Ḥayyim of Volozhin , Naḥal Dimah ("A Stream of Tears," 1821). He was popular both with the old generation in Vilna and with the maskilim, and contributed to the periodicals Pirḥei Ẓafon and Ha-Karmel. When the government rabbinical school was founded in Vilna in 1847, he became director of Hebrew studies despite the opposition of the Orthodox, and served for 18 years. Upon his retirement his son Ḥayyim succeeded him.


Hebrew Description

 והוא ברייתא דל"ב מדות דרבי אליעזר בנו של רבי יוסי הגלילי, עם חדושים ובאורים מאת צבי הירש בלא"א כמוה’ שמחה זלה"ה קאצינעלינבוגין מווילנא. יצא לאור מאתי בשנת תקפ"ב,... ועתה הוצאתיו מחדש בתוספת מרובה.

שני שערים וקדם-שער. בקדם-שער: תרי"ח.

עמ’ 87-90; 146-130: "חדושים מידידי ... ר’ מתתיהו בהרב ... שמואל שטראשון"; עמ’ 193-206: "חדושי הרש"ש, חדושים והוספות ... [מאת] ר’ שמואל שטראשון נ"י מווילנא". בתוספת: "מהדורות מרש"ש" (עמ’ 225-228); "מהדורות מהרב רמ"ש" (עמ’ 229-246). ‬

עמ’ 219-220: חדושים מאת ר’ מרדכי אליעזר קאוונער.

עמ’ 251-247: חידוש בסיומא דספרי מהרב ... בצלאל הכהן נ"י מו"ץ דפ"ק (ווילנא). בראש העמודים: חדושים מהר"ב.

פרט להוספות שהוסיף המחבר בפנים הספר גם הוסיף "הקדמה שלישית" והרחיב את ה"הקדמה ראשונה" וה"הקדמה שניה".




Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000114393;  BE nun 802; EJ