Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $3,000
Estimate $4,000 - $5,000
Sold for $3,660
Including buyer's premium

Stamp of "Yisrael Friedman of Husiatyn" on the title page. On leaf 2, a Chassid of the Rebbe's, who apparently gave the Rebbe the book as a gift, wrote his Hebrew name and his request: "Yisrael son of Dresil, for physical health."

Rabbi Yisrael Friedman, the second Admor of the Husiatyn Chassidism, was among the Admors of Ruzhin. In his later years, at the age of 80, he immigrated to the Land of Israel, while pleading with his Chassidim to escape "even in slippers" to the Land of Israel. He settled in Tel Aviv where he reestablished the Husiatyn Chassidism (Encyclopedia L'Chassidut, pp. 561). In 1942, the Germans approached the Land of Israel and fear took hold of the Jewish settlement. Due to the situation, the Rebbe came to pray in Jerusalem, at the grave of the holy author of Ohr HaChaim. After saying Psalms, he told the public that he saw G-d's name glowing on the grave and this was a sign that "the bitter enemy will not conquer our country". And so it was.

[1], 190, 104, 59 leaves. 27 cm. Moderate-fine condition. Several leaves are loose. A few tears in the margins. Original chafed binding.

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