Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Responsa Divrei Chaim (Sanz) – Lviv, 1875 – Two Parts – First Edition – Glosses

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Responsa Divrei Chaim, responsa on the four parts of Shulchan Aruch. Lviv, 1875. First edition. Two parts in two volumes.
Many of the responsa printed in Responsa Divrei Chaim pertain to questions of agunot. It is reported about the Divrei Chaim that "when he needed to sign a responsum regarding an agunah… he practiced much asceticism and immersions before affixing his signature to the permit". This was his practice when writing responsa to questions he received, and also in his final years, when he began arranging his responsa for print.
On the title page of part I, stamp of R. Benzion Wesel Rabbi of Turda. Several glosses in both volumes, presumably in his handwriting.
R. Benzion Wesel Rabbi of Turda (1864-1938), leading rabbi in his times, head of the Orthodox Bureau of Transylvanian rabbis. Served as rabbi of Brașov and Turda.
Two volumes. Part I: [2], 134 leaves. Part II: [4], 120 leaves. 37.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Tears to title page of vol. I and to margins of other leaves in both volumes, not affecting text, repaired in part with paper. New bindings.

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