Auction 93 Part 2 - Ancient Books, Chassidic and Kabbalistic Books, Manuscripts and Letters

Em HaBanim Semechah by Rabbi Yissachar Shlomo Teichtal – Budapest, 1943 – First Edition, Printed During the Holocaust – Interesting Glosses, Including Testimony Recorded in Summer 1944, About the Holocaust in Transylvania

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Em HaBanim Semechah, on Redemption from the final exile, by R. Yissachar Shlomo Teichtal. Budapest: Salamon Katzburg, 1943. First edition.
First edition of R. Yissachar Shlomo Teichtal's famous work, regarding the importance of immigrating to Eretz Israel and love for Eretz Israel. The book was composed under difficult circumstances, while the author was hiding from the Nazis. He nevertheless quotes hundreds of sources, from memory.
Signature on endpaper: "Shalom Friedman Madpis", with his ownership inscription in Hungarian. The book contains particularly interesting glosses (in pencil) in his handwriting, containing first hand testimonies of the events of the Holocaust in Transylvania, written as they were happening, in 1944 – glosses on pp. 80, 284.
R. Shalom Friedman (1917-1995) of Mishkoltz, Hungary. Printer in Budapest during the Holocaust. He survived the Holocaust and immigrated to Eretz Israel, where he established the Eshel printing firm in Tel Aviv.
The author, R. Yissachar Shlomo Teichtal (1885-1945; perished in the Holocaust). Prominent Hungarian rabbi, served as rabbi and dean of Pishtian (Piešťany). During the Holocaust, he changed his position from staunch opposition to Jewish settlement of Eretz Israel to advocating the rebuilding of the land as a means of bringing about the Final Redemption. Also authored Responsa Mishneh Sachir.

[11], 3-360 pages. Approx. 23 cm. Paper somewhat dry and browned. Good condition. Stains. Minor worming. Minor marginal tears to several leaves. New binding.

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