Auction No. 114

Golden coins, Seforim, Chabad, Eretz Yisrael and Zionism, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Holocaust and refugees.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 5pm Without Audience
Opening $ 7,000
Estimate $ 10,000 - $ 12,000

Kedushat Yom Tov al HaTorah by the holy Admo"r Rabbi Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum of Siget, the personal copy which belonged to his son, the holy Admo"r Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum author of Divrei Yoel of Satmar, from which he studied the doctrine of his holy father. 

On leaf 1 of the book and on the first and last flyleaves, his stamp appears: 

"Yoel Teitelbaum Av Beit Din of the holy community of Satmar and environs in the holy city of Jerusalem."

These stamps are from the Admo"r of Satmar's short stay in the Land of Israel, to which he arrived from Europe after the Holocaust. Extremely rare!

The holy Admo"r Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar author of Divrei Yoel (1887-1979), one of the outstanding rabbis of his generation, president of Edah HaCharedit and one of the leaders of the Chareidi community in America, one of the supporting pillars of the Chassidic world after the Holocaust, was born in the city of Sighet. He was son of the Admo"r author of Kedushat Yom Tov and grandson of the Admo"r author of Yitav Lev, who served as the rabbis of Siget and leaders of the Chassidism in the Maramures region. From his youth he was known for his marvelous genius, sanctity, purity and righteousness. After his marriage to the daughter of the Admo"r Rabbi Avraham Chaim Horowitz of Połaniec, he settled in Satmar and taught Torah and Chassidism to a select group of disciples and Chassidim. He served as a rabbi in the cities of Iršava, Careli and Satmar. In all the cities where he was rabbi, he headed a senior yeshivah and a large community of Chassidim. He headed the loyal, uncompromising community of Jews in the Maramures region. During the Holocaust, he was rescued on the well-known Kastner train and finally arrived in the USA via Bergen-Belsen and the Land of Israel. In the USA he established the largest Chassidic community in the world - Satmar Chassidism, which to this day is the most dominant community among the Jewish communities in the USA, and served as the president of the Edah HaCharedit of Jerusalem. He was the leader of those opposing Zionism and the establishment of the State of Israel. Alongside his zealousness and fear for the honor of the Torah and the future of faithful Judaism, he was known as a most benevolent person whose door was open to the poor of all Jewish sectors. He was a great gaon in Torah, responding to may halachic queries. Dozens of books were published from his compositions: VaYoel Moshe, Shu"t Divrei Yoel, Divrei Yoel, Divrei Yoel al HaTorah, and more. 

The holy Admo"r Rabbi Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum of Siget author of Kedushat Yom Tov (1836-1904) succeeded his father, author of Yitav Lev, and was the father of the holy brothers Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Teitelbaum, author of Atzei Chaim, and Rabbi Yoel of Satmar, author of Divrei Yoel. He studied Chassidism with Rabbi Chaim of Sanz, one of the greatest tzaddikim of Hungary, fearlessly fought Reform Judaism and had many disciples. His Torah appears in the book Kedushat Yom Tov al HaTorah U'Moadim

Very fine condition. Many usage marks. Adhesions on the margins of the first leaves, without damage to text.        

Distributed copies of Admorim