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LOT: 209

Tanya Rabata—Zolkva, 1800. Copy of Rabbi Akiva Eiger, including a gloss in his handwriting. Testimony handwritten at the end of the book.

On the last page is handwritten “gift from the Gaon and true Chassid, the famous…Akiva.” And on the page after: “HaRav Gaon … Akiva.” Page 2(1) has a 5-line gloss probably in the handwriting of Rabbi Akiva Eiger, the mentioned gaon. Rabbi Akiva Eiger (1761-1837) was an outstanding Talmudic scholar, influential halakhic decisor and foremost leader of European Jewry during the early 19th century. He was also a mohel.He was the rabbi of Märkisch Friedland, West Prussia, from 1791 until 1815; then for the last twenty two years of his life, he was the rabbi of the city of Posen (Poznań). He was a rigorous casuist of the old school, and his chief works were legal notes and responsa on the Talmud and the Shulchan Aruch. He believed that religious education was enough, and thus opposed the party which favored secular schools. He was a determined foe of the Reform movement, which had begun to make itself felt in his time. | Stains, some moth marks, additional signatures and stamps of ownership. [4], 38 pages. 23cm. Generally good condition.
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