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Shu”t Rabbi Akiva Eiger
First Edition
Warsaw, 1835

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Shu”t Rabbi Akiva Eiger
First Edition
Warsaw, 1835
Sefer Yesod
“Shu”t Rabbi Akiva Eiger overflows with Ruach hakodesh” (Avnei Nezer, cited in Meoran shel Yisrael Vol. 2 p. 376)
Monumental work of shailos and teshuvos by Rabbi Akiva Eiger, Av Beis Din of Posen printed during Rabbi Akiva Eiger’s lifetime.
Fine copy with wide margins.
In their preface to this fundamental halachic work, Rabbi Akiva Eiger’s sons quote their father who instructed them
“to keep your eyes open to ensure that [the sefer] is printed on high-quality paper using dark ink and attractive type. For in my opinion, the soul awakens, the mind expands, and one’s understanding is sharpened when learning from a clear and beautiful sefer.”
Following his request, Shu”t Rabbi Akiva Eiger was indeed printed using the finest printing materials. The sefer was also adorned with illustrations of trees, towers, animals and birds.
Teshuvos of Rabbi Akiva Eiger number among the fundamental halachic works from the era of the Achronim, and later Poskim regarded his rulings as halachah, similar to a sage from the era of the Rishonim.
In his preface to Meromei Sadeh, Rabbi Chaim Berlin wrote of his father the Netziv: “And I attest in true faith…that he would often state that one who delves deeply into the teshuvos of Rabbi Akiva Eiger z”l will discover not only great wonders and genius from the depth of his brilliance and his diligent mind,
but also pure fear of Hashem and humility within each and every line, and there is no greater mussar sefer than this… and the opinions of Rabbi Akiva Eiger z”l when ruling on halachah, whether stringently or leniently, would take precedence of numerous Poskim.”
Warsaw, 1835. First edition. Two title pages. [1], 222 leaves. Page size: 34 leaves. Owners’ signatures. Good condition with worn old binding and new leather spine.
Stefansky, Sifrei Yesod #310
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