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Emek Yehoshua, Eizel Harif, Warsaw 1842

עמק יהושע - First Edition

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  • Lot Number 54237
  • Title (English) Emek Yehoshua
  • Title (Hebrew) עמק יהושע
  • Note First Edition
  • Author R. Joshua Isaac Shapira (Eizel Harif)
  • City Warsaw
  • Publisher W. J. Lebenssohna
  • Publication Date 1842
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2562862
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Physical Description:

First edition, 61; 29 ff., 350:200 mm., wide margins, blue tint paper, light age and damp staining, stamps and old hands. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.


Detailed Description:   

R. Joshua Isaac b. Jehiel Shapira (Eizel Harif; d. 1873), rabbi and talmudist. Known as Eizel Harif ("sharp") because he was one of the keenest intellects and most outstanding pilpulists of his day, he was av bet din successively at Kalvarija, Kutno, Tiktin, and, finally, Slonim. R. Shapira was the author of (1) Emek Yehoshua (1942), in two parts: part 1-24 responsa on the Shulhan Arukh; part 2-16 occasional homilies; (2) Nahalat Yehoshu'a (1851), in two parts: part 1-responsa on several halakhot and various subjects in the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds; part 2-Sabbath and festival homilies, and, at the end, a eulogy on his father; (3) No'am Yerushalmi, commentary and glosses on the Jerusalem Talmud-on Zera'im (1863), Mo'ed (1866), Nashim (1868), Nezikin (1869); (4) Ibbei ha-Nahal (1855?), homilies; (5) Sefat ha-Nahal (1859), homilies and comments on aggadot in the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds; (6) Azat Yehoshu'a (1868), commentary on the questions asked by the "sages of Athens" (Bek. 8b); (7) Marbeh Ezah (1870), commentary on the aggadic statements of Rabbah bar Hana; (8) Marbeh Tevunah (1872), on the basic principles of the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds. Shapira was one of the few scholars in his generation who attached as much value to the Jerusalem Talmud as to the Babylonian, a fact amply reflected in his commentaries.


Hebrew Description:

אשר חברתי ... יהושע אייזיק בלא"א כמו"ה יחיאל נ"י החונה בק"ק קאלווריעא. חלק א-ב. לפרט וילן יהושע כו' ב'ע'מ'ק' ש'ל' ה'ל'כ'ה'

חלק א: משו"ת המבארים כמה הלכות וענינים עמוקים בש"ס בבלי וירושלמי. סא דף. חלק ב: מדרושים ... לשבתות וליו"ט, מתקופות השנה דבר בעתו, בנוים על יסודי ועיקרי הש"ס בבלי וירושלמי. כט דף.



CD-EPI 0171378; EJ; BE 907