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Jan 17, 2022
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LOT 11:

Sefer Lashon Zahav, Offenbach 1822. First Edition.

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Sefer Lashon Zahav, Offenbach 1822. First Edition.

Sefer Lashon Zahav was authored by R. Tevele Schiff (d. 1791) of London. He served as Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the Rabbi of the Great Synagogue of London from 1765 until his death in 1791.

R. Schiff was a disciple of R. Jacob Joshua Falk, author of the Classic Commentary on the Talmud Pnei Yehoshua. He was a contemporary of R. Yechezkel Landau, Prague's Chief Rabbi and author of the fundamental Responsa Noda B'Yehudah. His most famous disciple was the holy Rabbi Nosson Adler of Frankfurt-am-Main, famous for his Kabbalistic teachings.

Two parts bound in one, each with a spearate title page. Volume I contains Torah novella on the Talmud, including a responsum which he received from his contemporary, the Noda B'Yehudah. Voume II contains novella to Mishnayos and the Torah, as well as sermons given by the Rabbi. 

Old ownership inscription of Yosef Gershon b. Nosson Stern seen on title page, with a marginal gloss in his handwriting seen on pp. 28 of vol. II. An additional short gloss, referencing to Chasam Sofer Responsa, is seen on pp. 27 of vol I, in an unknown Rabbinic hand.  

In overall good condition. Occasional worming at lower margins, not affecting text.

[3], 32; 1, 44 pp. 


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