Auction 92 Part 1 Rare and Important Items

Noam Megadim UKevod HaTorah – Lviv, 1807 – First Edition – Leaves with List of Pre-Subscribers, Including the Chozeh of Lublin and R. Naftali of Ropshitz

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Noam Megadim UKevod HaTorah, homiletics, pilpul, ethics and Chassidut on the Torah portions, by R. Eliezer HaLevi Horowitz, rabbi of Tarnogród. Lviv: Aharon son of Chaim David Segal, [1807]. First edition. With approbations by foremost Chassidic leaders, the Maggid of Kozhnitz, the Chozeh of Lublin, the Ohev Yisrael of Apta and the Yismach Moshe.
The author, R. Eliezer HaLevi Horowitz Rabbi of Tarnogród (d. 1806), a holy and eminent Torah scholar, disciple of R. Elimelech of Lizhensk and the Maggid of Zlotchov. In this book, he quotes numerous Torah thoughts from prominent and early Chassidic masters. The book bears 11 approbations by leaders of that generation, highlighting the holiness and asceticism of the author. The Chozeh of Lublin acclaims him in his approbation: "…all his ways were for the sake of Heaven... and he was very exceptional and unparalleled, whether in halachah or aggadah… and an exceptional orator…". The Maggid of Kozhnitz writes in his approbation: "and all the teachings in this book were established to instruct on the way of acquiring holiness and true humility".

[4], 102; 76, [2] leaves. Approx. 21 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Wear. Extensive worming, with significant damage to text, repaired with paper. Marginal open tears to title page and other leaves, affecting text, repaired with paper (many leaves were professionally restored). New leather binding.

At the end of the book, [2] leaves with list of pre-subscribers, including names of prominent Torah and Chassidic leaders – the Chozeh of Lublin, R. Naftali of Ropshitz, R. Efraim Zalman Margolies of Brody, and more.

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