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A JTS Pashkevil

My friend Michael Rose, the owner of the Judaica Book Centre in Israel (if you would like to order some books email him at jbc123-at-bezeqint-net), emailed me the a picture of a JTS pashkevil that he saw in one of the ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods in Beit Shemesh. Apparently, JTS gave permission to Mechon Rosh Pina to publish a manuscript from their collection, Rabbi Shemaryah Brandris’s commentary on the Shulḥan Arukh, Rosh Pina. Morasha le-Hanḥil has apparently published in their edition of the Shulḥan Arukh Brandris’s commentary without JTS’s permission. The pashkevil calls upon people not to use the Morasha le-Hanḥil edition of the Shulḥan Arukh since part of it is stolen property.

The legal battle about this publication has been going on for a number of years (see here), and this isn’t the first pashkevil relating to this matter.


Update: I just got around to looking at Twitter now and I see that Adderabbi was already on the JTS Pashkevi.

3 Responses to “A JTS Pashkevil”

  1. 1
    Mar Gavriel:

    It has also been posted in chareidi neighborhoods in Jerusalem. I saw it in Zichron Moishe yesterday, right across from the shtiblakh there.

  2. 2
    Gil Nativ:

    For Haredi (ultra-orthodox) people, every halakhic book or manuscript at J.T.S. library is by definition “stolen property”

  3. 3

    Gil: I would instead have said that every Torah thought not at home in JTS is “stolen property”.

    JTS’s problem isn’t the Torah they have, but the Torah they don’t.




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