Sefer Levush HaTechelet [with Levush HaChur] by Rabbi Mordechai Jaffe, with Elya Zuta by Rabbi Elya of Tiktin,

Prague, 1701. Two parts in one volume.

* Levush HaTechelet [from Tur Ohr HaChaim simanim 1-241]. [2], 108 leaves.

* Levush HaChur [from Tur Ohr HaChaim simanim 242-697]. 109-336 leaves. Mispaginated.

Levush HaTechelet is the first Levush of ten Levushim written by the Ba’al HaLevushim, and Levush HaChur is the second Levush of the ten Levushim. Before us is an early edition of the Levush with the entire Shulchan Aruch Ohr HaChaim, and with Eliyah Zuta. There are individual copies bound as two separate books that contain an additional title page for Levush HaChur.

Antique ownership inscriptions of the Gaon Rabbi Avraham Bing. Marginal notations to pages 57 & 335 in his hand.

The Gaon Rabbi Avraham Bing (1752-1841), leader of the entire German diaspora. A leading rabbi and yeshiva dean in Germany. He was the teacher of the Aruch LaNer and Rabbi Yitzchak Dov Bamberger. A Torah disseminator and dayan in Offenbach and Frankfurt am Main (during his tenure in Frankfurt, he was one of the close disciples of Rabbi Natan Adler, and was a close friend of Rabbi Moshe Sofer – the Chatam Sofer, who was several years his junior).

In 1796, he was appointed chief rabbi of the Principality of Würzburg, and settled in Heidingsfeld. In 1814, after the decree banning Jews from settling in the city of Wurzburg was overturned, he moved there, and relocated the rabbinic office to the city of Würzburg. Most prominent German rabbis were originally students in his prominent yeshiva, or disciples of his disciples, including: R. Yaakov Ettlinger, author of Aruch LaNer; R. Yitzchak Dov Bamberger Rabbi of Würzburg; R. Yitzchak Bernays Rabbi of Hamburg (teacher of R. Shimshon Refael Hirsch and R. Azriel Hildesheimer); R. Yehosef Schwartz, author of Tevuot HaAretz; R. Eliezer Bergmann, founder of the Ashkenazic settlement in Jerusalem and R. Avraham Reiss, pioneer of Orthodox Judaism in the United States. For his biography, see article by R. Yehuda Aharon HaLevi Horowitz: R. Avraham HaLevi Bing and His Yeshiva in Würzburg (Yeshurun, vol. VIII, Adar 2001, pp. 760-785).

Refer to the Hebrew catalog text for a brief biography of Rabbi Mordechai Jaffe.

Good condition, lacking title page, light water & age stains, first 15 pages with small marginal wormhole, marginal tear to last 2 pages, original binding, spine damaged.

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Levush HaTechelet, Levush HaChur. Prague 1701. Marginalia by the Gaon Rabbi Avraham Bing of Würzburg.

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