A rav mentioned it to me that R' Akiva Eiger got an award from the Prussian king, because during an epidemic in Posen he, in accordance with the doctors and the authorities, required the strict observance of the anti-epidemic regulations. I have found the story on the internet, yet I would be curious, what did he write about this case?


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R. Akiva Eger’s letter regarding the cholera epidemic of 1831 can be seen in Iggerot Soferim, 29.

You can see a translation of a slightly different version of the letter here.

  • @manassehkatz-Moving2Codidact You have to click "next" in the top left to get to the next page
    – b a
    Mar 17, 2020 at 19:58
  • @ba Aha. But that (a) isn't really obvious on the page and (b) I didn't even notice anything on the page because the link is causing an immediate download of the first page as a PDF. There is a link on the translation page for the full PDF - I'll add that to the original answer. Mar 17, 2020 at 20:20

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