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Lot 64: Letter of Approbation by Rebbe Zvi Hirsh of Liske

Auction 53 - Rare and Important Items

by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd

15 November 2016

Jerusalem, Israel

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Description: A letter by Rebbe Zvi Hirsh of Liske, with his full signature: "Zvi Hirsh son of R. A. Av Beit Din of Liske". Approbation for the printing of the book of homilies of R. Aharon Tauber Rabbi of B?torove Kosihy, printed by his son R. Yehoshua Segal Rabbi of Teting. "…I have studied some of the homilies and saw that they are pleasing and inspiring to Jewish people to study Torah and perform mitzvoth". R. Zvi Hirsh Friedman, the Rabbi of Liske (1798-1874), a leading Hungarian rebbe, disciple of the author of Yismach Moshe and of R. Shalom of Belz, R. Yisrael of Ruzhin, R. Meir of Premishlan and the Divrei Chaim of Sanz. Known as a wonder-worker, people flocked to him from all over the country for blessings. Author of Ach Pri Tevuah, HaYashar V'Hatov, etc. His great disciple was R. Yeshaya of Kerestir, whose signatures always read: "Mashbak (assistant) of the Rabbi Tsaddik of Liske". The recipient is R. Yehoshua HaLevi Tauber (1818-1884), son of R. Aharon Tauber Rabbi of B?torove Kosihy (1774-1856), who was a disciple of R. Baruch Frankel, author of Baruch Ta'am and disciple of the Chatam Sofer. This approbation by R. Zvi Hirsh of Liske was printed on the last page of his book Yad Aharon Part 1, printed in Pressburg in 1869. Leaf, 21 cm. Good-fair condition. Tear to paper fold. Minor wear.

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