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 $2,000
Estimate $2,500 - $3,000
Sold for $3,904
Including buyer's premium

The signature of Rabbi Aharon Moshe MiGeza Zvi of Brod, the disciple of the Chozeh of Lublin and the founder of the Chassidic community in Jerusalem, on the book Yalkut Shimoni on the Prophets with the commentary Brit Avraham. Livorno, [1657].
2-289 leaves. 32 cm. Without a title page.
On pages 2a and 10a is the handwritten signature of Rabbi Aaron Moshe MiGeza Zvi, one in block script and the other in regular Ashkenazi handwriting. His stamp appears in several places in the book, and on page 59a a printing omission is written in his handwriting.  
Rabbi Aharon Moshe MiGeza Zvi - born in Brod in 1775, a disciple of the Chozeh of Lublin and the Saraf of Strelisk, and the son-in-law of Rabbi Mordechai Horowitz who published the book Chibat Yerushalayim. He studied Torah and kabbalah in Brod and then in 1839 immigrated to Israel. He is considered to be the founder of the Chassidic community in Jerusalem and headed the Kollel HaChassidim in Jerusalem. He mourned for the destruction of Jerusalem throughout his life and died in 1845. His famous will was published in Chernowirtz in 1858.
New magnificent leather binding. Worming holes. Tears and reinforcements. Moderate condition.  

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