Auction 93 Part 2 - Ancient Books, Chassidic and Kabbalistic Books, Manuscripts and Letters

Manuscript, Pinkas of the Lomdei Mishnayot Society – Dubetsk, 1891-1915

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Manuscript, Pinkas of the Lomdei Mishnayot society. Dubetsk (Dubiecko, present day: Poland), 1891-1915.
Lettered in gilt on the front board: "This Pinkas belongs to the holy society of Lomdei Mishnayot, founded here in Dubetsk in 1891".
The Pinkas opens with a lengthy introduction (first five leaves, on one side only), followed by the names of the founders of the society, including "R. Shalom, posek", "R. Benzion Friedman (presumably a posek in Dubetsk), "R. Pinchas Hasenfeld, writer of this Pinkas". Further in the Pinkas (after several blank leaves), names of the society members – one name per leaf. Signatures of the society founders under some of the names; some records include the date of the member's passing. Most of the rest of the Pinkas is blank.
The writer, R. Pinchas Hasenfeld, a Chassid of R. Elazar Reisher. Immigrated to Switzerland in 1932, and to Eretz Israel in 1936, where he passed away in 1942.
In a few places, stamps of Yosef Hasenfeld (son of the writer), who added on a blank leaf the names of his family members and their dates of death, in 1934-1956, including the date of passing of his father R. Pinchas – 9th Adar 1942.
[8]; 35, [10] written leaves, + over 250 blank leaves. 20 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Worming. Marginal tears to some leaves, repaired in part with tape. Front board and several leaves detached. Original binding, damaged.
Manuscripts – Ashkenazi Jewry
Manuscripts – Ashkenazi Jewry