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LOT 39:

Lechem Setarim – Strasbourg, 1777 – Copy of Rebbe Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum of Sighet, Author of Kedushat ...

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Lechem Setarim – Strasbourg, 1777 – Copy of Rebbe Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum of Sighet, Author of Kedushat Yom Tov, and of His Son, Rebbe Yoel of Satmar

Lechem Setarim, commentary to Tractate Avodah Zara, by R. Shlomo Algazi. Strasbourg, [1777]. With approbation by the Noda BiYehuda.
Copy of Rebbe Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum of Sighet, author of Kedushat Yom Tov, and of his son Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar.
The title page and endpapers bear many inscriptions, including ownership inscriptions of R. "Chananya Yom Tov Lipa T.B. [Teitelbaum]" in Hebrew and Latin characters (presumably from his tenure as rabbi of Tetsh). On the title page, stamp of his son, Rebbe Yoel "Rabbi of Karoly and the region".
At the top of the title page, kvittel of R. "Aryeh Leib Kahana son of Rachel".
The endpapers bear ownership inscriptions of R. "Yosef Mordechai HaKohen" of Tetsh (Tiachiv). R. Yosef Mordechai Kahana (d. 1896), rabbi of Tetsh, author of Divrei Tzaddikim. Grandson of R. Yosef Mordechai Kahana, head of the Sighet Beit Din (d. 1834), son of R. Yehuda Kahana author of Kuntress HaSefekot. In the foreword to Ketzot HaChoshen by his uncle, R. Aryeh Leib HaKohen, the latter blesses and praises him: "…this nephew, the young and erudite Torah scholar, the precious and outstanding R. Yosef Mordechai HaKohen…".
[4], 112, [4] leaves; 14 leaves. 19.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Tears to several leaves. Open tear to bottom of title page. Early leather binding, with new leather spine.


Rebbe Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum (1836-1904), son and successor of Rebbe Yekutiel Yehuda Teitelbaum, the Yitav Lev. Disciple of his father and prominent disciple of Rebbe Chaim Halberstam of Sanz, the Divrei Chaim. His teacher the Divrei Chaim once told his father the Yitav Lev that "He is has made him into a perfect utensil". Reputedly, the rebbe of Shinova said about him "…he remained holy from his arrival in this world until his departure to the next world". He succeeded his father after the latter's passing as rabbi of Sighet and leader of the Chassidim. Under his leadership, the Sighet Chassidut flourished and numbered thousands of Chassidim. He was a foremost leader of Chassidic Jewry in the Maramureș region, an uncompromising zealot and a fierce opponent of the Zionist movement. His composition Kedushat Yom Tov on the Torah and the festivals was published after his passing. His sons were Rebbe Chaim Tzvi Teitelbaum, author of Atzei Chaim, who succeeded him as rabbi and rebbe of Sighet, and R. Yoel Teitelbaum, author of VaYoel Moshe, who served as rabbi and rebbe in Satmar. 


Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar (1887-1979) was the youngest son of Rebbe Chananya Yom Tov Lipa, the Kedushat Yom Tov (1836-1904), and grandson of Rebbe Yekutiel Yehuda, the Yitav Lev (1808-1883), who both served as rabbis of Sighet (Sighetu Marmației) and were leaders of Chassidic Jewry in the Maramureș region.

He was renowned from his youth as a leading Torah scholar of his generation, for his perspicacity and intellectual capacities, as well as for his holiness and outstanding purity. At a young age, he was appointed rabbi of Irshava. In 1925, he was appointed rabbi of Karaly (Carei; in place of R. Shaul Brach who went to serve as rabbi of Kashoi), and in 1934, of Satmar (Satu Mare). In all the places he served as rabbi, he also maintained a large yeshiva and Chassidic court. He stood at the helm of the faithful, uncompromising Orthodox Jewry in the Maramureș region. He was one of the founding pillars of the Torah world in the generation following the Holocaust. After surviving the Holocaust, he emigrated to the United States, where he established the Satmar Chassidic community – the largest Chassidic community in the world. He served as president of the Eda HaCharedit in Jerusalem, and as leader of Orthodox Jewry in the United States and throughout the world. His writings were published in dozens of books: VaYoel Moshe, Responsa Divrei Yoel, Divrei Yoel on the Torah and more.



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