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Lot #    24593
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 10:27:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sefer ha-Tsava’ah
Title (Hebrew)    ספר הצוואה
Author    [Hasidic - First Ed.] R. Moses Hager of Kosov
City    Kolomyya
Publisher    Szymona Teichera
Publication Date    1928
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 128 pp. octavo 215:142 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards.
   Testatment (ethical will) of R. Moses ben Jacob Shimshon Hager of Kosov published with extensive glosses by R. David Shperber. There is an introduction from R. Hayyim Hager and the text, comprised of the tsava’ah at the top of the page and below le-David le-hazkir, R. Shperber’s glosses. The second part of the book is an alphabetical listing and explanation of customs covering a wide variety of subjects, both material and spiritual. Sefer ha-Tsava’ah concludes with errata.

The Hager family is the surname of the Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty is the name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rebbe Menachem Mendel Hager. Vizhnitz is the Yiddish name of Vyzhnytsia, a village in present-day Ukraine. Kosov is a branch of Vishnits hasidus with, today, its own admorim and Hasidim. Grand Rebbe Shraga Feivel Hager is the current Kosover Rebbe of Brooklyn. He is a descendant of the Imrei Boruch and follows many of the customs of Vizhnitz. His namesake great-grandfather was a brother of Rabbi Israel Hager, author of Ahavas Yisroel.

Paragraph 2    ... הניח אחריו ברכה ... ר' משה ... מק"ק קאסוב ... (כ"מ דוד שפערבער אבידק"ק בראשא שליט"א ... טרח ... בסידורה של הצוואה ... וגם טרח להסביר את דברי קדשו בפירושו לדוד להזכיר [בשולי העמודים]).

בראש הספר הקדמת בן המחבר ר' חיים האגר, שחזר והדפיס שירו של אביו "מה לך נפשי כי תשחת מדותיך" מתוך ספרו אזור האמונה.

   CD-EPI 0118473
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Rumania
Hasidic:    Checked
Other:    Final Will
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica