Auction 92 Part 1 Rare and Important Items

Or LaShamayim – Lviv, 1850 – First Edition – First Printing of the Author's Prayer for Livelihood, which the Tiferet Shlomo Declared as "An Awesome Segulah for Livelihood and Success" – Copy of Rebbe Mordechai David Teitelbaum

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Or LaShamayim, Chassidic essays on the Torah portions, novellae on Talmudic topics and responsa, by Rebbe Meir HaLevi Rotenberg Rabbi of Stovnitz and Apta, disciple of the Chozeh of Lublin. [Lviv: printer not indicated, 1850]. First edition. Approbation by the Divrei Chaim of Sanz at the end of the book.
The author's famous prayer is printed at the beginning of the book: "Ribbon HaOlamim Yodati Ki Hineni BeYodcha..." ("Master of the Universe, I know that I am in your hands like clay in the hands of a potter..."). Later editions of the book, starting from the 1914 edition, state that the Tiferet Shlomo of Radomsk would recite the prayer twice daily, and declared that reciting the prayer daily is an awesome segulah for livelihood and success.
The book was compiled and brought to print by the author's son-in-law, R. Menachem Mendel Rubin Rabbi of Głogów, who describes in his foreword how when the author spoke, it was as if the Divine presence was speaking from the author's mouth, and all his teachings were Heavenly revelations he received at that time.
On the title page and on several other pages, signatures (in pencil) and stamps of Rebbe Mordechai David Teitelbaum of Safed.
Rebbe Mordechai David Teitelbaum (d. Kislev 1819 in Safed), son of R. Nachum Tzvi Teitelbaum (brother of the Yitav Lev and son of the Yismach Moshe). He served as rabbi of Stitshin (Szczucin) and Drohobych. He was the cousin of the Minchat Elazar Rebbe of Munkacs, and of the Kedushat Yom Tov Rebbe of Sighet. In 1902, he immigrated to Eretz Israel and settled in Meron and in Safed, where he was known as the Rebbe of Drohobych. His son was Rebbe Yitzchak Teitelbaum of Husakov, father of Rebbe Mordechai David Teitelbaum – Rebbe of Husakov-Beer Sheva.
Signature on the title page: "Naftali Tzvi ----". Handwritten emendations and brief glosses on several leaves.

[1], 74, 77-78, [1], 78-81, [1] leaves. Misfoliation. 22.5 cm. Partially printed on greenish paper. Good condition. Stains, including dampstains. Marginal tape repairs to title page and other leaves. Leaves trimmed with minor damage to text in several places. Stamps. New leather binding.

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