Monday, October 15, 2018

The Eibshitzer Get-Parshas Lech Lecha

  Parshas Hashavua                                   

                                         The Eibshitzer Get
 


The Sefer
טיב גטין writes, that in the city of Ebshitz there was a Get that the Sofer wrote on it  “ דיתבא על נהר אייבושיץ” The מהר"ל  the לבוש and the מהר"ו אב"ד קראקא were מתיר the Get.

In Shulchan Aruch E.H. 128:4 it says, that the Minhag is to write next to the name of the city  the name of the river or body of water where the city is situated at. (not to confuse two cities with same name*) If the Get has the wrong name of the river, it is Pasul.**

The river in Eibshitz had a name but the Sofer  didn’t write its name.
He wrote instead, “Eibshitz situated at the Eibshitzer River”.

The above Poskim were
מתיר the Get because we find
In this week’s Parsha (Breishis 15:18) The Torah calls it
מנהר מצרים
(The Mitzrayim River) and doesn’t call it by its name. We see from here
that not naming the river but  just describing the location of the river is
not considered the wrong name & therefore the Get was Kosher.


* There are two Frankfurts and are identified by the river 1)  Frankfurt de Main 2) Frankfurt de Oder.
I wonder how they  a Get in London UK since both London UK & London ON (Canada) have a Thames River.
** R. Moishe Feinstein zt"l held, that for a Get in Brooklyn we write
דיתבא על נהר איסט ריווער     (situated at the River East River) the word river in East River is part of the name (unlike מים אחרונים water etc.)

2 comments:

  1. Chassidus does not mean the pursuit of every possible stringency.”

    SOURCE: The Life and Teachings of Rabbi Eliyahu the Gaon of Vilna (page 57) by Betzalel Landau, translated by Yonasan Rosenblum, year 1994, Mesorah Publications, Brooklyn.

    CHRONOLOGY: Rabbi Eliyahu ben Shlomo Zalman was born in year 1720 CE and died in year 1797 CE.

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    “The Vilna Gaon wrote a commentary on the Shulchan Aruch that argues against the conclusions of the Shulchan Aruch hundreds of times.”

    SOURCE: The Life and Teachings of Rabbi Eliyahu the Gaon of Vilna (page 88) by Betzalel Landau, translated by Yonasan Rosenblum, year 1994, Mesorah Publications, Brooklyn.

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    “To overcome the desire to speak Lashon HaRa, one must habituate himself to praising others.”

    SOURCE: The Life and Teachings of Rabbi Eliyahu the Gaon of Vilna (chapter 12, page 140) by Betzalel Landau, translated by Yonasan Rosenblum, year 1994, Mesorah Publications, Brooklyn.

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  2. Hello, re. London, ON and London, UK - I believe that one is the Thames River (Ontario) and the other is known as the River Thames (UK). Would that help?

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