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Lot #    24666
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 11:03:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Testament of R. Pinehas Menahem Eleazar
Title (Hebrew)    צוואה מאת אדמו'ר
Author    [Hasidim] R. Pinehas Menahem Justman
City    Lodz
Publisher    Eliezer Gutstadt
Publication Date    1921
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 10 ff. octavo 223:151 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy not bound.
   Testament of R. Pinehas Menahem Eleazar ben Benjamin Eliezer Justman of Pilica (1849-1921). The title page is dated with the author’s name. The verso of the title page states that it was brought to press by his son and son-in-law. In his testament R. Justman requests forgiveness from those who came to see him regularly and brought him gifts.

R. Justman was married to the daughter of Abraham Mordecai Alter. When his first wife died he remarried to the daughter of R. Hehemiah Rothenberg. R. Justman was a hasid of R. Heinokh of Alexander and of R. Judah Leib of Ger. He settled, in 1905, in Pilicia, and afterwards in Virshov and then Czestochowa. R. Justman was the author of Sifsei Zadikkim (Warsaw, 1936-39), a five volume work on the weekly Torah portions. R. Justman emphasized that Shabbat should be devoted to Torah study and that a person should study at least one page of Talmud daily, utilizing the commentaries of Rashi and the Rosh, thus completing the entire Talmud in seven years. It was his practice to arise at 6 A. M., receive Hasidim for ninety minutes, and then spend the day in study. R. Justman was succeeded by his son Hanokh Gad.

Paragraph 2    ... פנחס מנחם אלעזר זצללה"ה מפילץ ומנ"כ בעיר טשענסטחוב ...
   Rabinowicz, Encyclopedia of Hasidism, pp. 247-48; CD-EPI 0135401
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Other:    Wills
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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