Drushei HaTzlach on Tractate Pesachim, by the Gaon Rabbi Yechezkel Halevi Landau, author of the Noda b’Yehuda responsa (1714-1793). First published in Prague, 1783. With handwritten proofreading notations by the gaon Rabbi Hirsch Traub, the rabbi of Mannheim, Germany.
The book’s title page bears the signature of the owner, “May G-d be gracious unto Hirsch, son of the late teacher, Rabbi Meir Traub ztz"l.” Rabbi Hirsch Traub was the rabbi of Mannheim in Germany. For a certain period he served alongside Rabbi Yaakov Ettlinger, author of Aroch l’Ner, as the rabbi of the rabbinic court and as a teacher. Rabbi Traub fought hard against the Reform movement and a sharply worded letter from him was published in Torat Hakana’ut, Amsterdam, 1845. An approbation from him was published in Sdeh Chaim, Redelheim, 1845.
Rabbi Hirsch Traub was in close contact with other rabbis in Germany, and his opinion was esteemed and accepted by many of them. He died in the summer of 1849.
The pages of the book are adorned with scholarly and profound annotations by Rabbi Hirsch Traub. One of the pages has an annotation in different ink and in different handwriting.
Complete. Fine condition. 29 cm