Meshach Chachma: First Edition Riga: 5687 (1927)
Explanations, commentary, Drashos and Chidushim on Chamisha Chumshei Torah, by Harav Hagaon Rabbi Meir Simchah Hacohen AB"D Dvinsk, Mechaber Ohr Semeach"
Riga 5687 (1927)
434 pages 26cm. Excellent condition.
While in Riga for medical treatment shortly before his Petirah there, the Mechaber gave his manuscript to the Rov of Riga, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Dov Ber Zack and asked him to print it. As is evident on the title page Rav Zacks was Mekayam his request after the Or Semach was Niftar in Riga on Shabbos Kodesh the 4th of Elul 5686 (Aug 14, 1926).
Harav Hagaon Rabbi Meir Simcha Hacohen was one of the greatest Litvishe Rabbonim of his time. While he was the Rov of the Litvishe Kehillah in Dvinsk the Rogachover was the Rov of the Chassidishe Kehillah. Yet each had the utmost appreciation and Kovod for each other. From the time his Or Semeach on the RAMBAM was published his fame as a true Gaon and Gadol B'Yisrael spread throughout Europe. His Meshach Chachma quickly gained status as an essential Perush on Chumash.
Very rare first edition.