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Shi'ure maran ha-gra Shapira / ha-Rav Avraham Elkanah Kahana Shapira, ha-Rav ha-Rashi le-Yisrael, al masekhtot Yevamot ve-gittin : rasham ve-'arakh Binyamin Ya'akov ben Nahum Rakover

Shapira, Avraham Elkanah Kahana

Published by NP, Jerusalem, 1996
Condition: vg Hardcover
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8o. 328pp. Marbled, faux-leather cloth covers. Compilation of essays on various themes found in Talmud) tractates of Yevomot and Gittin which involve legal questions surrounding Jewish divorce and Levirate marriages. The late author is former (Ashkenazi) Chief Rabbi of Israel and one of the most important voices of Religious Zionism in Israel (see below). Clean and tight. In Hebrew. Near fine condition. On the autor (Source: Public Domain):Rabbi Avraham Elkanah Kahana Shapira (1914 - 2007), was a prominent figure in the Religious Zionist world. Rabbi Shapira had been the head of the Rabbinic court of Jerusalem, and both a member and the head of the Supreme Rabbinic Court. He served as the Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel from 1983 to 1993. Shapira was the rosh yeshiva of Mercaz haRav in Jerusalem, a position he held since Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook died in 1982. His son, Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, became the successive rosh yeshiva. Avraham Shapira was born to a Jerusalemite family; his father was Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Shapira. As a child, he studied at Etz Chaim Yeshiva in Jerusalem, later moving to the Hebron Yeshiva, where he studied under Rabbis Moshe Mordechai Epstein and Yechezkel Sarna. After his marriage, he was invited to join the Mercaz haRav yeshiva, where he has remained ever since. Even in his youth, Rabbi Shapira succeeded in establishing connections with great rabbis such as the Chazon Ish, Rabbi Zvi Pesach Frank, Rabbi Yitzchak Zev Soloveitchik and Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer, with whom he corresponded for many years, later publishing the correspondences in a book, Even haEzel.In 1956, he was appointed as a member of the Jerusalem Beth din by the chief rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog. In 1971 he was appointed as Av Beit Din, and in 1983 he became chief rabbi of Israel. Rabbi Avraham Shapira died on the first day of Succot of 2007.Tens of thousands of people took part in his funeral procession on September 28, on the eve of Shabbat, which started from the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva and wound its way through the streets of Jerusalem past the original location of the yeshiva in the Geula neighbourhood until the Mount of Olives cemetery where Shapira was buried.Not in Bet Eked. Bookseller Inventory # 12429

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Title: Shi'ure maran ha-gra Shapira / ha-Rav ...

Publisher: NP, Jerusalem

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

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