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Shot HaRemez—first edition, Vencie 1761. Bound with KinatSofrim and the pamphlet ChakL’Yisrael, Livorno 1740, meyuchas copy, pretty.

Volume with three books: 1. Shot HaRemez by Rabbi Moshe Zechut. At the beginning are endorsements and introductions from rabbis of Venice and Constantinople, with a license from the committee of Venice in Hebrew and Italian—first edition, Venice 1761. [4], 56 pages (missing 2 pages with indices). 2. KinatSofrim, in which the author defends the Rambam’s sources for the mitzvot and responds to the criticism of the Rambam, with the pamphlet ChakL’Yisrael at the end, criticism of the PriChadash on the YorehDe’ah, by Rabbi ChananyaKezis, a rabbi and doctor in Italy—first edition, Livorno 1740. [4], 39, [1], 23 pages. Rare and important books bound together with old worn binding, tears and moth marks, generally very good condition. Stamps of ownership of “Shabtai HaKohen Rapaport, Krakow”, notes handwritten declaring ownership for Rabbi Shabtai HaKohen Rapaport and his father Rabbi Yitzhak Haim Katz Rapaport. Rabbi Yitzhak Haim Rapaport (1852-1921) was Av Beit Din of Ostrava and then Krakow, son of Rabbi Shabtai of Dombrova and son-in-law of Rabbi Zeev Nachum Burnstein of Biely (the Agudat Azov and father of the AvneiNezer). Rabbi Yitzhak Haim was very learned, and was believed to be so nice that it was said he would take his jacket off in the street for any poor person who needed it. His brother-in-law the AvneiNezer greatly appreciated him, and wrote that he was his “book depository.” Dozens of his responsa are in the AvneiNezer, as well as in the KochavMiYaakov (his father’s son-in-law) His son, Rabbi Shabtai HaKohen Rapaport (1885-1943) was a dayan and motz in Krakow, and died in the Shoah with his family, hy”d.
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