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79 . Torah novellae in the Handwriting of the Admor Rabbi Chaim Zvi Teitelbaum Av Beit Din of Sighet, Author of "Atzei Chaim"

A letter of Torah novellae on the legends of the Sages in the handwriting of the Admor Rabbi Chaim Zvi Teitelbaum Av Beit Din of Sighet, author of Atzei Chaim. Sighet, 1904.

Specifications: [1] official paper leaf. 21x15 cm. Entirely in his handwriting, not signed. 

Content: The letter begins with words of blessing, "And I beseech that G-d will send him a salvation, that he be granted the license [a license from the authorities to sell alcoholic drinks] in whichever manner it should be, and he will be elevated with all kinds of good salvation."

Unique Features: The majority of the letter is Torah novellae replying to the recipient's question on contradictory sayings of the sages regarding legends. To the best of our knowledge, the Torah novellae written here were never published. 

Rabbi Chaim Zvi Teitelbaum [1880-1926], "The greatest of great men, the glory of the Jewish people, the Admor, the holy, great genius, who is famous for his Torah and wisdom throughout the world, Rabbi Chaim Zvi Teitelbaum, Av Beit Din of Sighet and the environs" (the honorifics are from the title page of his book), was a tremendous genius. It was said that he never forgot anything he had studied. One of the greatest Admors of his generation and one of the leaders of his region, he taught hundreds of students and the masses flocked to him. He was born in 1880 to his father the Admor Rabbi Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum, author of the Kedushat Yom Tov, son of the 'Yitav Lev'. Son-in-law of Rabbi Shalom Eliezer Halberstam of Ratzfert, the son of Rabbi Chaim of Sanz. From the year 1904 he succeeded his father as Rabbi of the city of Sighet and as Admor, at the age of only 24. He suffered a brain hemorrhage while in Kleinwardein with his students, and died at the young age of only 46, in 1926. His precious books on the Talmud, Torah and festivals were called Atzei Chaim.

Condition:  Fine. Light tears in the white margins. A few stains.

Estimation

$10,000 - $12,000
Auction has finished
$6,000
$16,800
Including buyers premium

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