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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 19:00

83 . Torah Novellae from the Rebbe Rabbi Mordechai Dov of Hornosteipel

Torah novellae in the handwriting of the Rebbe Rabbi Mordechai Dov oHornosteipel.

Specifications: [1] leaf written on both sides, 13x21 cm. Autograph with erasures and corrections. 

Unique Features: Torah novellae in the handwriting of the Rebbe Rabbi Mordechai Dov of Hornosteipel, with corrections and additions. These Torah thoughts were printed in his book Turei Zahav on the laws of interest siman 168-169.

Rabbi Mordechai Dov Twersky was born in 1839. He was a descendant of Rabbi Zusha of Hanipol, the Ba'al HaTanya, Rabbi Mordechai of Chernobyl and others. He was orphaned as a child and brought up by his grandfather, the Rebbe Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael of Cherkasy. At the age of 13, the Rebbe the 'Divrei Chaim' of Sanz chose him as a bridegroom for his daughter Reitza. He began to serve as Rebbe of Hornosteipel from a young age. He was known for his genius and as a definitive halachic ruler. He corresponded in responsa with the great sages of his generation: his father-in-law the Divrei Chaim, Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin, Rabbi Yosef Shaul Nathansohn, Rabbi Yitzchak Itinga of Lvov and others. He authored the book Chibur L'Tahara on the laws of mikva which was printed anonymously, Turei Zahav on the laws of interest, the responsa Emek She'ela, and the book Emek Chochma on the Torah.  He died in 1903. For more information about him: Alfasi, Chassidut, 3 230-231.    

Condition: Fine - very fine. Tiny tears with damage to only one letter. 

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