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Tevunah, Jerusalem 1928

תבונה מאסף - Only Edition

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  • Lot Number 54075
  • Title (English) Tevunah
  • Title (Hebrew) תבונה מאסף
  • Note Only Edition
  • City Jerusalem
  • Publisher [דפוס י. א. ווייס]
  • Publication Date 1928
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2523005
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Physical Description

Only edition, quarto, 30, 38 pp. 238:145 mm., light age staining, wide margins, Very good copies bound in modern boards.


Detail Description

Specific two-part issue of Tevunah dedicated in memory of R. Nathan Zevi  Frankel, the famed rosh yeshivah and one of the leaders of the Musar movement. The part of Tevunah has the sub-heading of me-Assaf and is comprised of three biographical articles on R. Frankel, and seven additional articles on such subjects as his correspondence with the Hebron yeshivah, what has been lost to us, and on the admor. The second part, helek ha-Sihot, is an additional thirteen articles on various discourses of R. Frankel, such as Yirat Shemaim, al Malcut Shemaim, Hesed ha-Torah,and Madragis ha-Adam.


R. Nathan Zevi  ben Moses Frankel (1849–1927) was, a s noted above, was a famed rosh yeshiva and one of the leaders of the Musar movement. . In 1882 Finkel established in Slobodka his own independent yeshiva, Keneset lsrael, where hundreds of rabbis and Talmudic scholars were educated. Finkel himself refused to accept any salary from the yeshivah. Supported from the proceeds of a small store managed by his wife, he was able to live with his students. In 1897 Finkel set up a branch of his yeshivah in Slutsk and also assisted in the founding of yeshivot in Telz, Bransk, Stutsin, Shklov, Lodz, and Grodno, as well as many minor yeshivot. At the outbreak of World War I the yeshivah of Slobodka was moved to Minsk and in 1916 to Kremenchug in the Ukraine, where it remained until 1920. In 1921 Finkel reestablished a kolel, Bet Yisrael, with 20 young married students, in Slobodka, and entrusted its administration to his son-in-law, R. Eisik Scherr. When in 1924 it was decided to establish a branch of the yeshivah in Ereẓ Israel, in Hebron, Finkel followed in 1925 and played a prominent role in its spiritual leadership. As a mark of the deep admiration which his students felt for him they dubbed him the “Sabba from Slobodka” in the manner of the title previously given to his own teacher, and it was thus that Finkel was best known. Finkel, an outstanding pedagogue and educator, based his ethical system upon the eminence of man. “A soldier,” he said, “who does not aspire to the rank of general is not even a soldier.” He stressed the need for perfection and love of truth and for spirituality in one’s daily life to justify the fact that “everything created was created for the sake of man.” In 1881 he anonymously published Eẓ Peri, containing essays byR.  Israel Lipkin and R. Isaac Elhanan Spector, with an introduction by R. Israel Meir ha-Kohen, (Ḥafeẓ Ḥayyim).


Hebrew Description

 תבונה : מאסף. חוברת מיוחדה מוקדשת לזכרון.... מרן ר’ נתן צבי פינקל זצוק"ל, למלאת שנה לפטירתו, כ"ט שבט תרפ"ח... נערך על ידי ישראל זיסל כלב דבורץ...

שער מעטפת. המקום והדפוס במעטפת האחורית.

נחלק לשני חלקים, החלק הראשון ([6], ל עמ’): מאמרים על ר’ נתן צבי פינקל. החלק השני (לח עמ’), עם שער מיוחד: שיחות מוסר מאת ר’ נתן צבי פינקל, שנרשמו ע"י השומעים.

המאמרים על ר’ נתן צבי, מאת: ר’ ישראל זיסל כלב דבורץ; ר’ משה מרדכי אפשטיין; ר’ יצחק דבורץ; ר’ יצחק פצינר [בן-מנחם]; ר’ דב כץ; ר’ יוסף בורובסקי; דן בן יעקב; ש. י. ברוידא.



EJ; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000314493