Shot on four sections of the Shulchan Aruch, by the Gaon Rabbi Refael Yom Tov Lipman Halperin, the Av Beit Din of Bialystock. Among the most famous and foundational books of Q&A. 560  pages, 33cm. Originally there were 2 covers (here there is only one), without the front binding. Generally good condition. The book before us is full of dozens of handwritten notes (perhaps the Rav Labo, see below), spread among the sections of the page. Page 8 has a listing of ownership “I received this as a gift from the son-in-law of the Gaon Rabbi Mordechai ben HaRav Eli Berkowitz, when I was in Vitebsk, Bereishit 1921. Eliezer Zvi ben Binyamin Meir, born in Wilkamir. On page 9 is a stamp in Hebrew of Rabbi Zvi Labo (and in Lithuanian: Rabinas G. Labo). Rabbi Eliezer Moshe Zvi Labo of Patzinel (1863-1935) was the son of Rabbi Binyamin Meir, a gaon and tzaddik famous in his time, student at the Slobodka yeshiva and the Kovna Kollel. Appointed to teach by Rabbi Yitzhak Elchanan of Kovna, Rabbi Yehiel Michal Wolfson (the “Sfat HaYam”). Authored “Ratzon Yisrael” (remains in manuscript form—see Otzar HaRabbanim 15292, 2713; Lithuania; Ohalei]. The author is Rabbi Refael Yom Tom Lipman Halperin (1816-1879), born in Rozhino to Rabbi Yisrael Halperin of the city, who was a disciple and relative of Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman Halperin, a friend of Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin and author of "Sacred Yom Tov". When he was about 3 years old, the family moved to Minsk with his father's appointment to much of the city. In Minsk he learned from the sages of the city, and especially from the head of the local yeshiva, Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Polotsk. At the age of 20, he was appointed first rabbinate in the town of Krawa near Vilnius. From this town he moved to serve as rabbi of Tchaikovacia in Poland, after which he was appointed rabbinate of Kedan, followed by the Merserich rabbinate in Poland. He was ousted from the Mezrich rabbinate after he proclaimed a boycott of the city's followers, which included a ban on drinking wine and marrying them. In 1859 he was appointed rabbi of Bialystok, a position in which he held for twenty years until his passing. His position on a variety of topics was at issue, and his well-known objection to Rabbi Gershon Hanoch's book "Seder Taharad" was published, and to the book "Grammar Writers" by Rabbi Rafael Natan Neta Rabinowitz.
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