Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $300
Estimate $800 - $1,200

Zichron Yosef. Sermons on faith and the future redemption. Vilna, 1924. First edition, handwritten corrections.

The author, Rabbi Aharon Cohen, became the Chafetz Chaim's son-in-law in 1883 when he married the latter's daughter, Gittel. He spent much time in his father-in-law's home, and assisted with his holy works. Upon his father-in-law's recommendation, he composed Avodat HaKorbanot, which resolves all of the issues relating to the service in advance of the building of the third Holy Temple. He immigrated to the Land of Israel in 1926, where he disseminated Torah at the Ohr Zoreach Yeshivah in Jaffa. He passed away on the 27th of Shevat 1936, and was buried on the Mount of Olives.

The book contains approximately ten handwritten corrections. The nature of the corrections lends the impression that they were written either by a person close to the author, or by the author himself. The handwriting is similar to that of the Chafetz Chaim, and it is possible that he wrote the annotations in his son-in-law's composition.

[2], 32 pages. 22 cm. Fine condition. Acidic paper, light tears.

Bound with the article Tzipita LeYeshuah by the Chafetz Chaim. The title page bears the stamps: M'HaGaon HaTzaddik Baal HaMechaber Sefer Chafetz Chaim Shlit"a, HaMotzi La'Ohr [Rabbi Aharon HaCohen].

Compositions, Manuscripts and Glosses from Ashkenazic Rabbinical Leaders