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Lot 29: Toldot Aharon, by Rabbi Aharon of Zhitomir - Berdychiv 1817 - Signatures of Rebbe Zvi Hirsh of Liska

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by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd

15 November 2016

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  • Toldot Aharon, by Rabbi Aharon of Zhitomir - Berdychiv 1817 - Signatures of Rebbe Zvi Hirsh of Liska
  • Toldot Aharon, by Rabbi Aharon of Zhitomir - Berdychiv 1817 - Signatures of Rebbe Zvi Hirsh of Liska
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Description: Toldot Aharon, Chassidic and kabalistic homiletics on the Torah, by R. Aharon of Zhitomir. [Berdychiv, 1817]. Printed by R. Israel Back [disciple of R. Levi Yitzchak of Berdychiv]. First edition. Approbations of the Rabbi of Apta, Rabbi Yisrael son of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdychiv and Rabbi Mordechai of Chernobyl (who adds a blessing at the end). Complete signatures in the handwriting of R. Zvi Hirsh, Rabbi of Liska. His signature appears on the title page: "…Zvi Hirsh son of R. A. of Liska", and on before the title page is an inscription in his handwriting: "This book is mine, Zvi Hirsh son of R. A. Av Beit Din of Liska". On page 6/b are two corrections in his handwriting. The author is R. Aharon of Zhitomir (died in Tishrei 1816), close disciple of R. Levi Yitzchak of Berdychiv. From 1798, he was a maggid in the city of Zhitomir and after three years relocated to Hungary and there spread Chassidism. He initiated the Chassidic communities of Nagykaroly and Oshvar. R. Zvi Hirsh Freidman, the Rabbi of Liska (1798-1874), a leading Hungarian rebbe, from the first generation of the Chassidic movement in Hungary, was a disciple of the author of Yismach Moshe and of Rebbe Shalom of Belz, R. Yisrael of Ruzhyn, R. Meir of Peremyshlyany and of the Divrei Chaim of Sanz. Renowned as wonder-worker, people flocked to him from all over the country seeking blessings. Authored Ach Pri Tevu'a, HaYashar V'Hatov, etc. His celebrated disciple was R. Yeshaya of Kerestir, whose stamps always read: "In the past, meshamesh bakodesh of the Rabbi of Liska". [2], 36, 40-191 leaves. 21 cm. Greenish paper. Good condition. Some stains and wear, few tears and minor damages. Ancient leather binding, slightly damaged. Stefansky Chassidut, no. 604. [With a different pagination].

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