Auction 83 - Part I - Rare and Important Items

Manuscript, Sermons Handwritten by Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh of Liska – Published with Variations in His Books Ach Pri Tevua and HaYashar VehaTov

Opening: $20,000
Estimate: $25,000 - $30,000
Sold for: $42,500
Including buyer's premium
Fifteen leaves (thirty pages), sections of various sermons, handwritten by Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh Friedman Rabbi of Liska (Olaszliszka). [Liska, 1864-1867].
Handwritten by the author Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh, with emendations and deletions in the body of the text.
Sections of various sermons from 1864-1867, delivered on Hoshana Rabba, Yom Kippur, Shabbat Shuva and various year-round Shabbatot. Some leaves bear headings: "That which I said in 1864 on Hoshana Rabba"; "That which I said on Hoshana Rabba"; "Said on Hoshana Rabba 1867"; "On Hoshana Rabba"; "On Parashat HaChodesh"; "On Parashat Acharei"; "Omitted from the above, what I said at the inauguration of the synagogue"; "What I said on Yom Kippur 1866"; "On Yom Kippur, what I said in 1867"; "On Shabbat Teshuvah, delivered in 1864"; "On Shabbat Teshuvah"; "1867 – On Shabbat Teshuvah"; "On Shabbat Teshuvah and Hoshana Rabba".
Most of these sermons were published after the passing of the author in his books Ach Pri Tevuah, Part I (Munkacs 1875) and HaYashar VehaTov, Part I (Munkacs, 1880), after being edited and occasionally under a different heading (for instance, the sermon for Parashat Acharei in the present manuscript appears in HaYashar VehaTov as a sermon for Yom Kippur). The present manuscript contains the original text as recorded by the author, with textual differences compared to the printed edition (see foreword to Ach Pri Tevuah by the publisher R. Ze'ev Wolf, grandson of the author, who explains how he edited and corrected the original text, with the consent of his grandfather).
Comparison of the present manuscript with the printed books reveals many textual differences and entire, unpublished sections.
Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh Friedman, rabbi of Liska (1798-1874), a leading Hungarian rebbe, from the first generation of the Chassidic movement in Hungary. A disciple of the Yismach Moshe, Rebbe Shalom of Belz, Rebbe Yisrael of Ruzhin, Rebbe Meir of Premishlan and the Divrei Chaim of Sanz. He was renowned as a wonder-worker, and people flocked to him from all over the country to receive his blessings. He authored Ach Pri Tevua and HaYashar VehaTov. His illustrious disciple was R. Yeshaya of Kerestir, who used to sign: "Who was the close attendant of the pious rabbi of Liska".
[15] leaves (30 written pages). 25 cm. Overall good condition. Stains and wear. Marginal tears (affecting final line of text on some leaves).
Manuscripts and Letters – Chassidic Luminaries