Mareh Yechezkel – Sighet, 1875 – Dedication by Rebbe Menachem Mendel Paneth, First Rebbe of Deyzh, Son of the Author

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Mareh Yechezkel and Shaarei Tzion, responsa and Talmudic novellae, by R. Yechezkel Paneth Rabbi of Karlsburg. Sighetu Marmației: Maramaroscher Actien-Buchdruckerei, [1875]. First edition, published by the author's son, Rebbe Menachem Mendel of Deyzh.
Approbation by the Divrei Chaim of Sanz (with blessings for those who purchase the book: "…those who love Torah and are fearful of G-d's word should bring blessing into their home by purchasing the book at full price… the merit of the holy author will stand for us to be saved speedily…"). Approbation by the Yitav Lev Rabbi of Sighet (who blesses: "…every person should purchase the book for the imposed price… in this merit G-d will fulfill all the hearts' desires…").
On on the front endpaper, inscription handwritten (unsigned) by the publisher, Rebbe Menachem Mendel, first rebbe of Deyzh, dedicating the book as a wedding gift to R. Aharon Tzvi son of R. Azriel Eizik Rabbi of Shomkut (Șomcuta).
On the title page, stamp of the Tekendorf (Teaca, Teke) rabbinate, and stamp of R. Levi Yitzchak Muller Rabbi of Niresh (Mireșu Mare). Some handwritten glosses. Handwritten inscriptions on the endpaper.
The author, R. Yechezkel Paneth Rabbi of Karlsburg and Siebenburgen (1783-1845), prominent Torah leader in his times. Close disciple of R. Mendel of Rimanov; Menachem Tzion was published from his notes of the latter's teachings.
His son, whose dedication appears in this book, was R. Menachem Mendel Paneth Rabbi of Deyzh (1818-1885). In 1837, R. Menachem Mendel studied in the yeshiva of the Chatam Sofer and was the only young man in the Pressburg yeshiva who donned a Chassidic silk robe on Shabbat. His teacher, the Chatam Sofer, was very fond of him and every Shabbat eve he would stroll and converse with him (he dubbed him "the golden one"). While studying in the yeshiva of the Chatam Sofer, he merited a revelation of Eliyahu HaNavi who greeted him in the Beit Midrash, in the disguise of a poor person. In 1842, he was appointed rabbi of Urişor, and in 1858, of Deyzh. From ca. 1855, he served as chief rabbi of Siebenburgen (Transylvania). He authored Maaglei Tzedek on the Torah and a series of responsa books Avnei Tzedek, Shaarei Tzedek and Mishpat Tzedek.
The recipient of the book, R. Aharon Tzvi Keller (1860-1928), was a disciple of the Chatan Sofer. In 1880, he married the daughter of R. Yaakov Koppel Lichtenstein Rabbi of Betlen and Vásárhely. He served as rabbi of Vásárhely and Tekendorf. After the passing of his father R. Azriel Eizik Keller in 1904, he succeeded him as rabbi of Shomkut (Encyclopedia L'Yahadut Romania, II, pp. 724-725).


[5], 2-106, [3] leaves. 37 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Tears and worming, repaired in part with tape. New leather binding.

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