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LOT 35:

Manuscript, Novellae on Talmudic Topics – Some Seventy-Eight Pages Handwritten by Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh of Liska – From ...

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Manuscript, Novellae on Talmudic Topics – Some Seventy-Eight Pages Handwritten by Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh of Liska – From the Manuscript of His Book HaYashar VehaTov
Manuscript, novellae on various topics from Talmudic tractates, handwritten by Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh Friedman Rabbi of Liska (Olaszliszka).
Forty-four leaves from the composition HaYashar VehaTov – some seventy-eight pages handwritten by the author, Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh Friedman Rabbi of Liska, with emendations and deletions in the body of the text.
A few pages (approx. seven) were written by a scribe or copyist. One page (p. 70a) was presumably written by one of the author's sons-in-law.
The contents of these leaves were printed in the book HaYashar VehaTov, Part I (Munkacs 1880; second half of the book), apart from the passage copied by the author's son-in-law.
In his foreword to the author's first book, Ach Pri Tevuah, the publisher mentions the writings the author left behind: "All were innovated in his old age, since the Torah novellae which he composed in his youth, were unfortunately all consumed by a fire in Poland".
Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh Friedman, rabbi of Liska (1798-1874), a leading Hungarian rebbe, from the first generation of the Chassidic movement in Hungary. A disciple of the Yismach Moshe, Rebbe Shalom of Belz, Rebbe Yisrael of Ruzhin, Rebbe Meir of Premishlan and the Divrei Chaim of Sanz. He was renowned as a wonder-worker, and people flocked to him from all over the country to receive his blessings. He authored Ach Pri Tevua, HaYashar VehaTov, and other works. His illustrious disciple was R. Yeshaya of Kerestir, who used to sign: "Who was the close attendant of the pious rabbi of Liska".
[44] leaves (85 written pages, including approx. 78 handwritten by the author) 25 cm. Overall good condition. Stains, including dampstains. Worming. Tears and wear. Three leaves in fair condition, with large tears affecting text, partially repaired with paper.