Marcheshet – Glosses Handwritten by the Chazon Ish

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Marcheshet, responsa and novellae by R. Chanoch Henoch Eigis, rabbi of Vilna, Part I, on Orach Chaim and Yoreh De'ah, with sections on the topics of Hazamah (refuting witnesses) and Ye'ush (despair). Bilgoraj: Nata Kronenberg, 1931. First edition.
Copy of the Chazon Ish, with glosses in his handwriting. The book contains nine scholarly glosses, all or some of them handwritten by R. Avraham Yeshayahu Karelitz, the Chazon Ish (some of the glosses may have been written by a member of his household, or written by him while lying in bed or under other circumstances that made writing difficult; in any case, the contents and style of glosses are typical of the Chazon Ish's study method).
R. Avraham Yeshayahu Karelitz (1879-1953), author of the Chazon Ish, a foremost scholar in Halachah and Jewish philosophy in our times. A preeminent Torah scholar and hidden righteous man, his first book Chazon Ish was published in 1911 anonymously. In his great modesty, he would sign his name with his acronym only: Ish. After WWI, during which he fled to Belarus, he returned in 1920 to Lithuania and lived for several years in Vilna. He immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1933, where he became recognized as the leading Torah authority, and stood at the helm of the resurrection of the Torah world in our generation. He authored and published numerous volumes of Chazon Ish, which were written with great toil and in-depth study, covering nearly all Talmudic topics.
During the time the Chazon Ish lived in Vilna, he was closely associated with the rabbis of the city, R. Chaim Ozer Grodzinski and R. Chanoch Eigis author of the Marcheshet, who would discuss Torah with him and held him in high esteem (Pe'er HaDor, biography of the Chazon Ish, [part I, p. 340] describes the departure of the Chazon Ish for Eretz Israel on Motza'ei Shabbat 7th Tammuz 1933 – heading the crowd of well-wishers on the platform of the Vilna train station were R. Chaim Ozer and R. Chanoch Eiges).

[3], 3-124, [1] leaves + [2] leaves – front and back printed wrappers. 34 cm. High-quality paper. Good condition. Stains and wear. Original binding (with new spine), with minor blemishes.

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