Auction No. 113

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

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $900
Estimate $1,200 - $1,500

* Siddur Meirat Eynayim HaShalem per the Sephardic custom. Tel Aviv, 1962. The Admor's signature: This belongs to me, the small one, Yosef Leifer. After that, there are handwritten lines added - a prayer to recite before placement of the tefillin, and at the end, a manuscript (apparently) by the Admor.

* Binah L'Itim, by Rabbi Azariah Figo. Lemberg, 1816. Two parts. [3], 38; 55 leaves. The Admor's signature appears on the flyleaf, and ownership inscriptions in Hebrew and a foreign language. There is an additional signature on leaf 30: Leib Segal, and with more signatures.

* Yesod HaEmunah, a work on faith by Rabbi Yosef Yaavetz. [Lemberg] at Avraham Yosef Madpis Press [c. 1840]. 14 [1] leaf, 20 cm. Signature on the flyleaf: the small one, Yosef Leifer, with the Admor's stamps on the title page.

Rabbi Yosef Leifer, the first Admor of Pittsburgh, was born in 1891 to his father the Admor Rabbi Yissachar Dov (Berche-Bertzi) of Satmar who was the son of Rabbi Mordechai of Nadvorna. He studied under Rabbi Yehudah Greenwald, rabbi of Satmar. When he married, he also started to serve as Admor in a number of places, after which he settled in Pittsburgh, in the United States. He established an important Chassidic center there. He passed away in 1966; his Torah thoughts appear in Tzidkat Yosef. His son is the Admor Rabbi Avraham Abba of Pittsburgh, who resides in Ashdod.

Refer to: Alfasi, Encyclopedia L'Chassidut II, 116-117.

Various sizes and conditions. Overall fine condition.

Admors’ Pedigree Copies