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Lev Tov, R. Isaac b. Eliakim of Posen, Sudilkov 1836

לב טוב - Women

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  • Lot Number 54229
  • Title (English) Lev Tov
  • Title (Hebrew) לב טוב
  • Note Women
  • Author R. Isaac b. Eliakim of Posen
  • City Sudilkov
  • Publisher יצחק מדפיס
  • Publication Date 1836
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2561572
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Physical Description

[1], 20, 11-112 ff., quarto, 230:180 mm., light age and damp staining, wide margins. A very good copy not bound.


Detail Description

R. Isaac b. Eliakim of Posen (17th century), Yiddish moralist and author. Isaac wrote an ethical-religious work in Yiddish called Leftov (Heb. Lev Tov; in 20 parts, Prague, 1620; reprinted with additions by Hayyim b. Jacob Orbach, first ed. Cracow, 1641), extracts of which were published by J. Winter and S. Wuensche (in Juedische Literatur, 3 (1896), 541–2). Unlike other Yiddish ethical works, Lev Tov was addressed to both men and women. It counseled the men to honor their wives - since they educate the children to keep a Jewish home - and stressed that men and women have equal rights. This work, which became very popular, was criticized in the anonymous Yiddish book, Hasoges (Heb. pronunciation Hassagot; Amsterdam, c. 1710). Isaac was apparently attracted to Kabbalah. From Venice, R. Moses Zacuto sent him his treatise on the laws of writing Torah scrolls, Tikkun Soferim, for approval (Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Opp. 554, which also contains Isaac's reply).


Hebrew Description:

ספר לב טוב : ... הנהגה פון דעם מענטשין פון זיין יוגנט אן, און אויך פיל דינים אויף




EJ; E. Atlas, in: Ha-Asif, 1 (1884), 246 ff.; S. Wiener, Kohelet Moshe (1893–1918), nos. 3311, 4521, 4723; Lu’aḥAḥi’asaf, 5 (1898), 326; EZD, 1 (1958), 291–3; Kressel, Leksikon, 1 (1965), 241–2