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Lot #    21642
Auction End Date    10/7/2008 11:10:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Rav Tov
Title (Hebrew)    רב טוב
Author    [ Hasidim] R. Jekuthiel Judah Teitelbaum
City    Lvov
Publisher    Eherenpreiz
Publication Date    1889
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. [1], 181. [1] ff. quarto 238:180 mm., usual age staining, wide margins. A very good copy loose in contemporary boards, split.
          
Detailed
Description
   First and perhaps only edition of these Hasidic discourses on the Torah by R. Jekuthiel Judah ben Elazar Nisan Teitelbaum (1808–1883) one of the greatest admorim in Hungary. R. Jekuthiel Judah was born in Drohobycz. At the age of ten he was entrusted to his grandfather, R. Moses, whom he always regard as his teachjer par excellence. In his youth he became friends with R. Herschele Lisker, the Lisker rebbe. His father-in-law was R. Moses David Ashkenazi, rabbi of Tolcsva, Hungary. R. Jekuthiel Judah of Sighet served first as rabbi at Stropkov. After his grandfather's death in 1841 he was rabbi in Ujhely, but was forced to leave under pressure by the Mitnaggedim. He then officiated in Gorlice and Drogobych. However, he became known chiefly as rabbi at Sighet, where he moved in 1858; he subsequently gathered around him many Ḥasidim, and also founded a yeshivah. R. Jekuthiel Judah supported the formation of Hevrah Mahzkei Hadat and supported the formation of an independent Orthodox communal organization. Jekuthiel Judah wrote many works, among them Yitav Lev, on the Torah (in five parts, 1875); Yitav Panim, on the festivals (in two parts, 1881–83); responsa Avnei Ẓedek (in two parts, 1885–86); and Rav Tov on the Torah (1889).
          
Paragraph 2    ... לבאר ... מקראי קודש הכתובים בספר התורה ... פי המדבר בעל המחבר ספר ייטב לב, וייטב פנים >ושו"ת אבני צדק< [ר' יקותיאל יהודה טייטלבוים]: הובא לביה"ד בהשתדלותי והשגחתי. משה דוד טייטלבוים חופ"ק מאדיאר לאפאש ...

דף קעב, ב-קפא: ייטב פנים; הוספת[!] להספר ייטב פנים ... בדף האחרון: שני מכתבים "ע"ד המכשלה שנהייתה בעשיית היינות ... שלא יכשל באיסור חמץ בפסח ויי"נ [ויין נסך]", מאת ר' יקותיאל יהודה טייטלבוים.

          
Reference
Description
   BE resh 122; EJ; Rabbinowicz, Encycl. Of Hasidism, pp. 487-88; CD-EPI 0134498
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica