Auction 92 Part 1 Rare and Important Items

Kol Aryeh – By the Reprover of Polonne – Korets, 1798 – First Edition

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Kol Aryeh, pilpul, homily and mussar on the Torah portions, and selections on Neviim and Ketuvim and on Aggadot, by R. Aryeh Leib Gliener – Reprover of Polonne. Korets: Avraham son of Yitzchak Eizik and Eliyahu son of Yaakov, [1798]. First edition. Approbation by R. Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev.
R. Aryeh Leib Gliener – "the reprover of Polonne" (d. 1770, Encyclopedia L'Chassidut, I, pp. 325-326), was among the first disciples of the Baal Shem Tov and disseminator of his teachings. A holy wonder-worker. Through his influence, the Toldot Yaakov Yosef and the Maggid of Mezeritch drew close to the Baal Shem Tov and his doctrine. He was renowned in his generation as a reputed orator and maggid "who during his lifetime traveled the world and spread the light of his Torah throughout the entire Jewish Diaspora". His powerful sermons inspired many Jews to repent (from the approbations to this book). His Torah thoughts are quoted extensively by the Toldot Yaakov Yosef.

[1], 60, 51-55 leaves. 20 cm. Bluish paper. Good condition. Stains. Minimal worming, affecting text. Minor marginal open tear to title page, repaired with paper. New leather binding.

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