Auction No. 096

Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters, Zionism, Erez Israel, Judiaca objects & art, numismatics & archeology

November 29, 2016

Auction: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 17:00.

Exhibition Schedule:

Thursday November 24, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Sunday, November 27, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Monday November 28, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 300 - $ 400
Sold for $ 244
Including buyer's premium

Siddur Teharat Hashem. Jerusalem, 1927. This was the prayerbook used by Admor Yosef Meir Kahana of Spinka.
Chassidic siddur in nusach Sephard, with the kavanat haShemot, according to the custom of the righteous. The title page bears the Admor's stamp. The endpaper bears another one of his stamps, which includes his name and additional text [in Hebrew]: "Grandson of the righteous men of Lizhensk, Koznitz, Roshiptz, the "Yismach Moshe," Premishlan, Zidichov, and Spinka." In addition, the Admor wrote names of people to pray for. A few leaves have penciled corrections.
Admor Yosef Meir Kahana of Spinka was born in Spinka in 1910.  He served as rabbi in Seredneye and managed to immigrate to Palestine on the last boat that reached the country before the war. He opened a yeshiva in Jerusalem in which he gave classes. He passed away in 1978. His sons, sons-in-law, and grandsons serve as Admors. Refer to: Alfasi, Encyclopedia L'Chassidut 2, 162-163.
Rubbed, half-leather binding. Stains. Repaired tears and reinforcements. Moderate condition. 

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