Auction 92 Part 1 Rare and Important Items

Nachalat Tzvi – Venice, 1661 – Copy of the Divrei Yechezkel, First Rebbe of Shinova, and of His Son Rebbe Aryeh Leibush Halberstam of Torna

Opening: $3,000
Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Sold for: $10,625
Including buyer's premium

Nachalat Tzvi, halachic novellae on Shulchan Aruch Even HaEzer, by R. Tzvi HaKohen Katz. Venice: Gerolimo Bragadin per Lorenzo Prodotto, [1661]. Only edition.
Copy owned by rebbes of the Sanz-Shinova dynasty. With stamps of the first rebbe of Shinova, Rebbe Yechezkel Shraga Halberstam; stamp of his son Rebbe Aryeh Leibush Halberstam of Torna; and stamp of R. Shlomo Blaugrund of Torna, son-in-law of Rebbe Aryeh Leibush of Torna.
The first rebbe of Shinova, R. Yechezkel Shraga Halberstam (1815-1898), rabbi of Shinova (Sieniawa) and author of Divrei Yechezkel, eldest son of the Divrei Chaim of Sanz and son-in-law of R. Aryeh Leib Lifshitz of Vishnitsa‎, author of Aryeh D'Vei Ilai (son-in-law of R. Moshe Teitelbaum, author of Yishmach Moshe). An outstanding Torah scholar, he was proficient in all realms of Torah, exoteric and esoteric, halachic and Chassidic teachings. He was venerated in his role as rabbi and rebbe already during his father's lifetime. Progenitor of important Chassidic dynasties, with many of his sons and grandsons serving as rabbis and rebbes in various cities already in his lifetime. Holy and pure from his youth, he attended leading rebbes of his times and was considered their prominent disciple. He was famed for the miracles he performed, and would give out his belongings as a segulah for protection and salvation.
His son, Rebbe Aryeh Leibush of Torna (Tarnów; ca. 1860-1930), son-in-law of his brother Rebbe Moshe of Shinova. After his father's passing, he succeeded him as rebbe of the Sanz and Shinova kloiz in Torna, drawing a large group of followers. He led a group of men devoted to the service of G-d, and emphasized Torah study and meticulous halachah observance. He would pray every morning at sunrise (KeVatikin). He corresponded on halachic and polemic matters with R. Avraham Yehoshua Freund of Năsăud. His three sons served as rebbes in Torna, Sambor and Premishla.

[2], 134 leaves. 26.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Large open tears to approx. eight final leaves, affecting text, repaired with paper. Worming to title page and other leaves, slightly affecting title page border and text. Stamps. New leather binding.

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