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Chiddushim on Halachot Yom Tov of the Rambam, dedication handwritten and signed by the Tiferet Yisrael, Rabbi Yisrael Lifshitz. Signature of his son Rabbi Baruch Yitzhak Lifshitz. Also belonged to Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac, Av Beit Din of Vornik. Berlin 1799.
Cover of the book has a dedication to “the groom Yosef Leib” and the handwritten signature of the Tiferet Yisrael. On the page before the cover is the signature of his son, Rabbi Baruch Yitzhak Lifshitz. Cover page has another dedication to Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac, Av Beit Din of Vornik “as a present to the groom, HaRav HaMaor HaGadol Yitzhak.” Rabbi Yisrael Lifshitz (1782-1861) was a rabbi of the Achronim era, first at Dessau and then at the Jewish Community of Danzig. His father's name was Gedalia. He was the author of Tiferes Yisrael a well-known commentary on the Mishnah. The edition of the Mishnah containing this commentary is often referred to as "Mishnayos Yachin uBoaz". The commentary is divided into two parts, one more general and one more analytical, titled "Yachin" and "Boaz" respectively (after two large Pillars in the Temple in Jerusalem). This is often considered to be one of the clearest and most useful comments on the Mishna. He also wrote Shevilei de'Rakiya, an introduction to the principles of Rabbinical astronomy, and Derush Ohr HaChayim (Homily on the Light of Life) which debates the eternity of the soul and the age of the universe. He led the life of an ascetic, frequently fasted three days in succession, and studied incessantly. His ethical will (Published in Konigsberg in 1860 or 1861) contains twenty-eight paragraphs, consisting chiefly of moral and ascetic precepts. He left in manuscript many notes to the Shulchan Aruch and to Maimonides' (Rambam's) Mishneh Torah, a comprehensive treat on the order Taharos, and many responsa. His son , Rabbi Baruch Yitzhak Lifshitz (1812-1877) was his eldest and was rabbi of Boskovitza and Landesberg, and Chief Rabbi of Maklenburg and was a great darshan in Hamburg. Printed his father’s books and wrote notes on them. |  34  pages. Light moth holes, generally good condition.
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