Auction 27 - Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinical Letters

Bat Melech / Zera Kodesh Matzevta – Signature of Rebbe Rabbi Meir Leibush Langerman of Torka and His Son Rabbi Menachem Nachum

Opening: $500
Sefer Bat Melech, matters of Kabbalah and Segulot, by Rabbi Shimon Abayov of Hebron. Venice, [1712]. Includes approbations by Rabbi Naftali HaKohen of Frankfurt and Rabbi Shmuel Shatin – Maharshashach. Bound with book: Zera Kodesh Matzevta, matters pertaining to Ot Brit Kodesh by Kabbalist Rabbi Moshe Graff. [Venice-Frankfurt am Main, 1711-1712].
Many signatures in handwriting of Rebbe Rabbi “Meir Leibush Langerman of Torka” and signature of his son and successor Rabbi “Menachem Nachum son of Rabbi Meir Leib”.
The Rebbe Rabbi Meir Yehudah Leibush Langerman (1830-1886), son of Rabbi Shlomo Av Beit Din of Torka and son-in-law of Rabbi Shmuel son of Rabbi Zvi Elimelech of Dynów. Succeeded his father in the rabbinate in Torka. Exalted genius in revealed and concealed facets of Torah, among disciples of Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin and his son Rabbi Avraham Ya’akov of Sadigura.
His son, Rabbi Menachem Nachum (1866-1930), succeeded his father in the rabbinate of Torka. Published the books of his father: “Binyan Shlomo”, Avot (Przemysl 1892); “Beit HaYayin” Haggadah (Przemysl 1898); “Beit Tzadikim” (Pressburg 1918), and printed at end “holy letters” by the Ba’al Shem Tov and the Maggid of Mezritch (where he notes that he acquired them from collection of Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin). Additional books as well.
Twenty leaves; 44 leaves. 16 cm. Fair condition, slight damage and stains. New and elegant cloth binding.
Both books first printed by Rabbi Shimon Abayov of Hebron, in city Frankfurt am Main, however, the print sheets were burnt in a fire which erupted in the Jewish Ghetto in January 1711. Some of the leaves of Sefer Zera Kodesh were salvaged and integrated into the complete edition of both books printed for the second time in the Bragadini press, Venice, 1712.
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