Auction 85 - Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Otot HaShamayim, by Rabbi Aryeh Leib of Strizov, Teacher of the Yismach Moshe – Zhitomir, 1805 – First Edition

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Otot HaShamamyim – Derishat Ari, on Shulchan Aruch. Part I: Laws of Milah and Tefillin, Shabbat, Yom Tov and Chol HaMoed. Part II: Laws of Niddah. By Rebbe Aryeh Leib HaLevi Rabbi of Strizov (Strzyżów). Zhitomir, [1805]. Name of printer not indicated. First edition.
The author, R. Aryeh Leib HaLevi (1736-1803) was a foremost Chassidic leader, rabbi of Strizov and other communities. Rebbe Moshe Teitelbaum, author of Yismach Moshe, cousin and close disciple of the author R. Aryeh Leib, refers to him with great reverence in his approbation.
In their foreword, the sons of the author relate to the unusual name given to the composition – Otot HaShamayim, asserting that although they do not know their father's reason for giving this name to his book, they are certain that he had a precise explanation for it, which he did not disclose. They add that his disciple, the Yismach Moshe, heard directly from the author that his compositions and the names he gave them were all based on Kabbalah.
Signature on title page.
92; 18 leaves. Lacking leaf 93 of first sequence. 21 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Wear and creases. Worming, affecting text. Minor open tears, affecting text on one leaf. Stamps and handwritten inscriptions. New leather binding.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 36.

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