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A Remarkable Letter Handwritten by Rabbi David Deutsch, Author of Ohel David

"IT IS NOT MY JOB ...

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30/08/2018 at Genazym
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A Remarkable Letter Handwritten by Rabbi David Deutsch, Author of Ohel David

"IT IS NOT MY JOB TO FINISH AND ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS" – 

A handwritten letter dated 1822 from Rabbi David Deutsch, Av Beis Din of Ir Chadash and author of Ohel David, to Rabbi Yehuda Leib Segal, Av Beis Din of Makó.
In his letter, Rabbi Deutsch excuses himself for not responding to a letter he had received containing various Torah questions and writes:” and my beloved friend, it is not my job to finish and answer all the questions, I am not like 'Ben Azai in the marketplaces of Tiveria.' And who am I to bother you and also increase postage expenses. Therefore, please forgive me."
In the margins he adds, "Please accept my treatise free of charge."
Rabbi David Deutsch (1757 – 1831) was one of the leaders of his generation and renowned for his incredible mind. He was one of the great disciples of the Noda Biyehuda and authored the popular sefer Ohel David.
Rabbi Yehuda Leib Segal was one of the first rabbis of Makó. A pious scholar, he fought avidly against Rabbi Aharon Choriner in the polemic of the Sterlet fish, alongside Rabbi Yitzchak Grishaber.
1 leaf | 19 x 23 cm | Very fine condition