Auction No. 113

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

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 400 - $ 500
Sold for $ 293
Including buyer's premium

Sheagat Aryeh. Questions and in-depth studies on halachah by Rabbi Aryeh Leib of Metz. Warsaw, 1890.

Stamps of Rabbi Asher Anshel HaLevi Jungreis, rabbi of Pavinhaz, appear on the title page. Rabbi Jungreis gave the book to Rabbi Ashel Anshel Weiss, rabbi of Nadypalo. On the title page, Rabbi Asher Anshel Weiss wrote that he received the book from his friend and he signed his name and stamped it. There are additional rabbinic owners' signatures on the flyleaf.

There are approximately ten handwritten comments among the book's leaves, some of which are lengthy scholarly comments, some of the comments conclude "ודו"ק," and some comments are signed מא"ה.

Rabbi Asher Anshel HaLevi Jungreis was born to his father Rabbi Shmuel David Jungreis, studied in Rabbi Chananiah Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum, the "Kedushat Yom Tov"'s yeshivah in Sighet. He was drawn to Chassidut and traveled to the great Admors. He was appointed rabbi of Pavinhaz in 1901, and served as rosh yeshivah there as well. After that, he was an adjudicator in Yarmot; he passed away in 1934. His sons were rabbis in Hungary and were killed in the Holocaust.

Rabbi Asher Anshel Weiss was a disciple of Rabbi Shmuel Binyamin Sofer, the "Shevet Sofer" and of Rabbi Moshe Greenwald of Chust. He served as rabbi in a number of communities and was known as the rabbi of Nady Palo; he was killed in the Holocaust. His Torah thoughts appear in Shemen L'Minchah.

Other handwritten signatures: "The small one, Moshe Shlomo (apparently Rabbi Asher Anshel Weiss' father's signature; he was the rabbi of Rakowitz), "The small one, Yehudah Menachem Weiss," and "The small one, Chaim Aharon Weiss," apparently Rabbi Ashel Anshel Weiss's sons, may their blood be avenged.

Moderate condition. Brittle paper. Tears.

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