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Lot 27

Atzei Chaim on Tractate Gittin – First Edition – Sighet, 1939

Atzei Chaim on Tractate Gittin, by Rebbe Chaim Tzvi Teitelbaum Rabbi of Sighet. Sighet (Sighetu Marmației): A. Kaufmann and sons, 1939. First edition.
[3], 2-45, 45-52 leaves. 30 cm. Good condition. Stains and minor wear. Stamps. New leather binding.

Rebbe Chaim Tzvi Teitelbaum Rabbi of Sighet, the Atzei Chaim (1880-1926), son of Rebbe Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum, the Kedushat Yom Tov, and son-in-law of Rebbe Shalom Eliezer Halberstam of Ratzfert (son of the Divrei Chaim of Sanz). He frequented the courts of the Tzaddikim of his generation, in particular his uncles Rebbe Yechezkel Shraga of Shinova and R. Baruch of Gorlitz, as well as Rebbe Yehoshua of Belz. He was an outstanding Torah scholar, exceptionally holy and G-d-fearing. Reputedly, he never forgot anything he learned. After his father's passing in 1904, at the young age of 24, he was appointed rabbi and rebbe of Sighet (capital of the Maramureș county), and became known as one of the leaders of Hungarian Jewry who established the national policies of the Orthodox bureau of the country. He was very influential, and his opinion regarding the appointment of rabbis, dayanim and shochatim was conclusive, especially in communities with a dominant constituency of Sighet Chassidim (Sighet was the largest and principal Chassidic court in Maramureș). His younger brother was Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar.