Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Noam Elimelech – Slavita, 1794 – Printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira

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Noam Elimelech, Chassidic essays on the Torah, by R. Elimelech of Lizhensk. Slavita: [R. Moshe Shapira Rabbi of Slavita, 1794]. Third edition. Incomplete copy.
The publisher of this edition, R. Yisrael Avraham Rabbi of Cherny-Ostrov (ca. 1772-1814), was the nephew of the author R. Elimelech of Lizhensk, and son of R. Zusha of Anipoli, who pronounced him to have the soul of Chizkiyahu, king of Yehuda. A son-in-law and successor of R. Zev Wolf of Cherny-Ostrov, foremost disciple of the Maggid of Mezeritch and leader of the Chassidic community in Tiberias. After R. Yisrael Avraham's passing at the age of 42, his widow the Rebbetzin continued leading the Chassidim, managing the Tish like a rebbe (their mechutan R. Mordechai of Chernobyl attended her Seuda Shlishis when he spent Shabbat in their town).
8-82, 84-145 leaves. Lacking leaves 1-7, 146-150 (replaced in photocopy). Approx. 19 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Worming, closed and open tears, affecting text, mostly repaired with paper. New leather binding.

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