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Zait Ra’anan, part 1, first edition. Copy dedication by the author to the Beit Midrash Menachem Zion at at Hurvat Rabbi Yehuda HaHassid in Jerusalem, with stamp of the Beit Midrash. Warsaw 1851.

First page of the dedication has the stamp of the Beit Midrash. The handwriting testifies that the author gave this copy to the Beit Midrash. Rabbi Moshe Leib Zilberbrag (1794-1865): He served as rabbi of the city together with official rabbis of the city Rabbi Meir Auerbahc and Rabbi Shmuel Salant. Many geonim came to him to hear his Torah. Before he moved to Israel he was known as one of the geonim of the generation in Poland.He was born in Lunchitz in 1794, he served as rabbi there for a few communities and then in Kotna (for which he was named, even later in life, the Rav of Kotna). In 1857, he left and moved to Jerusalem, where he participated in running the Rabbinate, and even became a leader of the Etz Haim yeshiva (the only one at the time). He signed takanot and declarations that were published around the city. Good condition, no cover and no binding.
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