Auction 048 Rebbes of Satmar, Sighet and Bobov - Books, Objects, Letters and Manuscripts, Broadsides and Printed Items

Atzei Chaim on the Torah – First Edition – Sighet, 1927

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Atzei Chaim on the Torah, two parts – Part I following the Aggadah approach, and Part II following the Derush approach, by Rebbe Chaim Tzvi Teitelbaum Rabbi of Sighet. Sighet: Abraham Kaufmann and sons and Rosenthal brothers, 1927. First edition.
[3], 2-127; [2], 2-50 leaves. 25 cm. Good condition. Stains, including large, dark stains. Minor wear. Original binding, with leather spine and corners, slightly worn and damaged.

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.

The Yitav Lev, His Son the Kedushat Yom tov and His Garnadson the Atzei Chaim