Sefer Simlah Chadasha with Rare Illustrated Leaf
Printed in Zolkowa in 1840, part of the title page is printed in red ink. There is also a rare, one-sided leaf in the beginning of the sefer with three illustrations connected to the sefer's title and Rabbi Alexander's family name. This added page is not found in most copies.
Sefer Simlah Chadasha was embraced by all the Diaspora as the final ruling in regard to the laws of slaughtering and bedikos. The Baal Shem Tov remarked, that the words of the Simlah Chadasha have the power to purify the soul of a shochet ubodek and ensure that no error will result from him. Similarly, the Zohar was quoted saying that the holy powers of the Simlah Chadasha will stand by a shochet ubodek who is well versed in his sefer and save him from erring, and that one who is not well versed cannot receive rabbinic ordination.
 236 leaves | 24 cm | New binding | Fine condition