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

Kedushat Yom Tov on the Torah and Festivals – Brooklyn, 1947

Opening: $100

Kedushat Yom Tov, Part I on the Torah and Part II on Rosh Hashanah and the festivals, by Rebbe Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum Rabbi of Sighet. Brooklyn NY: Shraga Publishing, 1947. Two parts in one volume; half-title for part I and divisional title page for part II. Photocopy edition of the Sighet 1905 edition.
[4], 2-137 leaves; [2], 3-65, [1] leaves. 28 cm. Wide margins. Good condition. Original binding, slightly worn.

Rebbe Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum Rabbi of Sighet, the Kedushat Yom Tov (1836-1904), son and successor of Rebbe Yekutiel Yehuda Teitelbaum, the Yitav Lev. Disciple of his father and prominent disciple of Rebbe Chaim Halberstam of Sanz, the Divrei Chaim, who once told his father the Yitav Lev that "He has made him into a perfect utensil". Reputedly, the rebbe of Shinova said about him "he remained holy from his arrival in this world until his departure to the next world". He succeeded his father after the latter's passing as rabbi of Sighet and leader of the Chassidim. Under his leadership, the Sighet Chassidut flourished and numbered thousands of Chassidim. He was a foremost leader of Chassidic Jewry in the Maramureș region, an uncompromising zealot and a fierce opponent of the Zionist movement. His composition Kedushat Yom Tov on the Torah and the festivals was published after his passing. His sons were Rebbe Chaim Tzvi Teitelbaum, author of Atzei Chaim, who succeeded him as rabbi and rebbe of Sighet, and R. Yoel Teitelbaum, author of VaYoel Moshe, who served as rabbi and rebbe in Satmar.

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