Manuscript, Torah novellae by Rabbi David Friedman Av Beit Din
of Karlin. [Karlin, ca. 1900].
Some of the novellae were handwritten by his scribe and
many pages were written in the author's handwritingis senior years. Many additions on the marginsare also in the handwriting of Rabbi David
Rabbi David Friedman, Av Beit Din of Karlin (1828-
1915), author of She'elat David responsa, and Piskei
Halachot Yad David, served in the Karlin rabbinate for
over 50 years, and was considered a foremost Halachic authority and Torah leader of his times. One of his famous qualities was his deep concentration in Torah study, a concentration so deep that he would not
even notice a person standing before him [The famous
photograph of Rabbi David of Karlin before an open
book was the inspiration for an ex-libris designed by
Ephraim Moshe Liliene.