Sheilot ve-Teshuvot MaHaRaM Briszk, R. Mordecai b. Joshua Briszk, Tasnad 1939
ספר שו"ת מהר"ם בריסק ח"א - First Edition - Noted Copy
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- Title (English) Sheilot ve-Teshuvot MaHaRaM Briszk
- Title (Hebrew) ספר שו"ת מהר"ם בריסק ח"א
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- Author R. Mordecai b. Joshua Briszk
- City Tasnad
- Publisher דפוס לעווינגער
- Publication Date 1939
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First edition, , 146 ff., folio, 333:205mm., age and use staining, wide margins, old hands, not bound.
Signed on fly by several students of the Author with several scholarly notes in the work. R. Asher Anshel Weiss, rabbi of Salaź-Siladi , his son, R. Judah Menachem Weiss, a third student of the Author Abraham Joshua?; stamp of R. Joseph Levi Zimmerman.
R. Mordecai b. Joshua Briszk (1884–1944), founder and head of the yeshivah at Tasnad. He was educated in the home of his father who was born at Brest-Litovsk (Brisk), Lithuania, whence he took his family name, but later moved to Hungary, where he became rabbi of Tiszadada. R. Briszk subsequently studied at the bet midrash of R. Mordecai Loeb Winkler, the rabbi of Mad. In 1908 he was appointed dayyan at Marghita, Transylvania, where he had already laid the groundwork for a yeshivah. After he became rabbi of Tasnad in 1919, he expanded his yeshivah, which in 1935 had 450 pupils, making it the largest in Hungary and Transylvania. In his teaching he pursued two basic aims: to equip his pupils with an extensive knowledge of the Talmud and its commentaries, and to prepare them to arrive at halakhic decisions based on a clear understanding of the principles contained in the authorities. Accordingly, he did not limit himself to teaching talmudic themes (sugyot) alone, but provided a thorough grounding in the literature of the earlier and the most outstanding later authorities. In 1937 he erected a large building for his yeshivah. Seven years later he and his family were taken to the ghetto at Simleul-Silvaniei. From there he was transported to Auschwitz where he died. R. Briszk published the work of his father-in-law, R. Joshua Aaron Ẓevi Weinberger, the rabbi of Marghita, with important addenda of his own, in 1913. He himself was the author of responsa in three parts (Tasnad, 1939), but the printing of the third part was interrupted in the middle and completed in New York in 1963.
ReferenceBibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 # 000123034: Z. Schwarz, Shem ha-Gedolim me-Ereẓ Hagar, 2 (1914), 17a; Elleh Ezkerah, 2 (1957), 73–80; S.N. Gottlieb, Sefer Oholei Shem (1912), 247; N. Ben-Menahem, Mi-Sifrut Yisrael be-Ungaryah (1958), 336; www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/briszk