Winner's Auctions No. 110

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Manuscripts, Manuscripts, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

November 7, 2018
Opening $80
Estimate $150 - $200
Sold for $98
Including buyer's premium

Kohelet Yitzchak, Torah novellae, composed by Rabbi Yitzchak son of Rabbi Nissan of Vilna. With two title pages. With the stamp of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager, Av Beit Din of Vishova, son of the Ahavat Yisrael of Vizhnitz. Vilna. 1899.

Specifications: 103 leaves. 23 cm.

Background: Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager. 1885-1941. Eldest son of the Admor, the Ahavat Yisrael of Vizhnitz. He served as lecturer in the yeshivah his father established in Vizhnitz. He was appointed rabbi of Vizhnitz in 1908. Upon the outbreak of WWI, he joined his father and the rest of the family who moved to Grossweiden (Oradea), Transylvania. He was appointed rabbi of Vishova in Marmamorsh, Transylvania in 1921, and headed the local yeshivah. This was the largest yeshivah in Rumania at the time, with approximately 400 students at its peak. After his father's passing in 1936, he became the Admor of Vishova. Even after starting to serve as Admor, he continued to lead the yeshivah and deliver lectures there. He became ill in 1941, soon passing away from this illness. His remains were transferred to the Land of Israel for burial, and he was buried in the section of the Admors of Vizhnitz in the Shabbat observers' cemetery in Bnei Brak.

Condition: Moderate. Aging stains. Blemished first title page and last page. Unbound.