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Nov 24, 2020
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LOT 17:

Ginzei Yosef – Lviv, 1792 – First Edition

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Ginzei Yosef – Lviv, 1792 – First Edition
Ginzei Yosef, essays of ethics, homiletics, Chassidut and Kabbalah on the Torah, with novellae on tractates Berachot, Shabbat, Pesachim and Sukkah, by R. Yosef Bloch Rabbi of Alesk (Olesko). Lviv, 1792. First edition. With approbations by R. Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, R. Zusha of Anipoli, R. Yaakov Shimshon of Shepetovka, R. Avraham Moshe of Pshevorsk and others.
The author, R. Yosef Bloch (1724-1790), was a close associate of the Maggid of Mezeritch. Rabbi of Alesk and maggid in Satanov (Sataniv). He was renowned in the Chassidic world for his book Ginzei Yosef, one of the first Chassidic books. His book contains approbations from eminent rabbis who opposed Chassidut, such as R. Tzvi Hirsh Rosanes Rabbi of Lviv who wrote: "He did not depart from the tent of Torah, and would make nights as days".
Signature on title page: "R. David Hirsch…".
[4], 98; 24 leaves. 31 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, including many large, dark dampstains. Tears to title page and following leaf, slightly affecting text and title page border, repaired. Marginal tears and wear to several other leaves. Stamp and inscriptions.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 110.

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