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

Darchei Teshuvah (Munkacs) – Vilna, 1892 – Copy of Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar

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Darchei Teshuvah, Part I on laws of Shechitah and Part II on laws of Terefot, by Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh Shapira of Munkacs. Vilna: Romm Widow and Brothers, 1892. First edition. Two parts in one volume.
Copy of Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar, from his tenures as rabbi of Orsheva and Karoly – stamps of the rebbe on leaf [2], p. 215a, and on the final page (additional stamp on the title page, deleted).

VI pages, [1], 359 leaves. Without title page of part II. 29 cm. Good condition. Stains, including dark stains. Creases and minor wear. Marginal open tear to title page, not affecting text, repaired with paper. Deleted stamps and ownership inscriptions on the title page. New leather binding.

Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar (1887-1979) was the youngest son of Rebbe Chananya Yom Tov Lipa, the Kedushat Yom Tov (1836-1904), and grandson of Rebbe Yekutiel Yehuda, the Yitav Lev (1808-1883), who both served as rabbis of Sighet (Sighetu Marmației) and were leaders of Chassidic Jewry in the Maramureș region.

He was renowned from his youth as a leading Torah scholar of his generation, for his perspicacity and intellectual capacities, as well as for his holiness and outstanding purity. At a young age, he was appointed rabbi of Irshava. In 1925, he was appointed rabbi of Karoly (Carei; in place of R. Shaul Brach who went to serve as rabbi of Kashoi), and in 1934, of Satmar (Satu Mare). In all the places he served as rabbi, he also maintained a large yeshiva and Chassidic court. He stood at the helm of the faithful, uncompromising Orthodox Jewry in the Maramureș region. He was one of the founding pillars of the Torah world in the generation following the Holocaust. After surviving the Holocaust, he emigrated to the United States, where he established the Satmar Chassidic community. He served as president of the Eda HaCharedit in Jerusalem, and as leader of Orthodox Jewry in the United States and throughout the world. His writings were published in dozens of books: VaYoel Moshe, Responsa Divrei Yoel, Divrei Yoel on the Torah and more.

The author, Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh Shapiro Rabbi of Munkacs (1845-1914), great-grandson of R. Tzvi Elimelech of Dinov, author of Bnei Yissaschar. A leading Torah scholar and rebbe of his generation. He established the Munkacs Chassidic dynasty, which numbered thousands of Chassidim. Founder of Kollel Munkacs, he was titled "Nesi Eretz Israel". He also authored: Be'er LaChai Ro'i, Tzvi Tiferet and more.

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