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Lot #    7394
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 1:20:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Zev Wolf of Tcherna-Ostrog
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר זאב וואלף גאב'ד דק'ק טשארני' אוסטראה
Author    [Ms. - Chassidim]
City    Tiberias
Publication Date    1820
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 220:162 mm., light age staining, creased and split on folds, neatly laid down, ink on paper, 5 lines of text by the Rebbe's hand.
          
Detailed
Description
   Addressed to R. David Arye concerning the engagement of the Rebbe's son, R. Abraham Naphtali.

R. Zev Wolf b. Naphtali Zvi (c. 1755-1823), little is known of his parents and his early childhood. At the age of eight he was introduced to the Maggid of Mesrich and became one of his main disciples. His colleagues included R. Meshullim Faivish of Zabrov, R. Meshullim Zusia of Honipole, R. Baruch of Mezibez, R. Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apta, R. Zvi Hirsch of Nadvorna, R. Asher of Stolin, R. Abraham of Kalisk, R. Mordehai of Kremnitz, R. Zvi Hirsch Segal of Harka. In turn, R. Zev Wolf's disciples were the cream of the Hassidic Rebbes including such luminaries as R. Menahem Mendel of Kosov, author of the Ahavat Shalom. The Rebbe emigrated to Tiberias in 1795 where he spent the last 25 years of his life and is interred.

          
Reference
Description
   Torat ha-Hassidim ha-Rishonim
        
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Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
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Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica