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

Maayan Tahor by the Yismach Moshe – Laws and Halachot for Women in Yiddish – Lviv, 1850 – With Author's Blessing for "Righteous Sons who Study Torah"

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Maayan Tahor, laws and halachot for Jewish women, by Rebbe Moshe Teitelbaum Rabbi of Ujhel, author of Yismach Moshe. Lviv: Michael F. Poremba, 1850. Printed by Avraham Nissan Süss Segal. Yiddish.
Maayan Tahor was composed for women and simple people unable to study the laws pertaining to day-to-day life from the Shulchan Aruch. Includes: laws of Niddah and chatzitzah, koshering meat and separating challah, laws of Shabbat, Yom Tov and megillah reading. The author promises that in the merit of studying the halachot in this book, women will merit "righteous sons who study Torah for the sake of Heaven…".


[16] leaves. Approx. 19 cm. Good condition. Stains, including dark stains. Browned paper. Wear. Marginal open tears to title page and other leaves, not affecting text, repaired with paper. Leaves trimmed unevenly. Stamp. New leather binding.
Rare. Not listed in the NLI catalog.



The Yismach Moshe, Rebbe Moshe Teitelbaum Rabbi of Ujhel (1759-1841), an illustrious Chassidic leader in Hungary and Galicia, and progenitor of the Sighet and Satmar Chassidic dynasties. He served as rabbi of Shinova, and later of Ujhel (Sátoraljaújhely) and the region. An outstanding Torah scholar, and holy wonder-worker, known for the amulets he distributed.

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