Auction 048 Rebbes of Satmar, Sighet and Bobov - Books, Objects, Letters and Manuscripts, Broadsides and Printed Items

Pnei Yehoshua – Two Parts – Warsaw, 1882-1883 – Copy of Rebbe Moshe Teitelbaum, the Berach Moshe of Satmar – Signatures of Disciples of the Berach Moshe in His Youth

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Pnei Yehoshua, two parts, on Tractates Berachot, Shabbat, Pesachim, Beitzah, Rosh Hashanah, Sukkah and Megillah, by R. Yaakov Yehoshua Falk Rabbi of Lviv, Berlin, Metz and Frankfurt am Main. Warsaw: Brothers and Partners, Sons of Shmuel Orgelbrand, 1882-1883. Two parts in one volume; separate title page for each part. Stereotype edition of the Warsaw 1871-1874 edition.
Copy of Rebbe Moshe Teitelbaum of Satmar, the Berach Moshe, from his time in Sighet (Sighetu Marmației), Maramureș, with his stamp at the top of the title page. On the verso of the title page, several signatures (in pencil; some possibly in his handwriting).
Several names inscribed on the title page, presumably of disciples of the Berach Moshe in his early years, when he served as yeshiva dean in Keretsky and Zenta: "Avraham Moshe Kahana", "Aharon Rosenberg" (presumably R. Aharon Rosenberg, author of Mishkenot HaRo'im), "Yitzchak Eizik Hillman of Tetsh", and others.

Part I (Berachot, Shabbat and Pesachim – 1883): [4], 2-136 leaves; Part II (Beitzah, Rosh Hashanah, Sukkah and Megillah – 1882): [2], 3-87 leaves. Approx. 32 cm. Good condition. Stains, including dark stains (significant stains to some leaves). Creases and minor wear. Tears and worming, slightly affecting text. New leather binding.

Rebbe Moshe Teitelbaum, the Berach Moshe of Satmar (1914-2006), son of Rebbe Chaim Tzvi, the Atzei Chaim of Sighet. He first headed the yeshiva of his father-in-law Rebbe Chanoch Henich of Sassov in Keretsky, and later served as rabbi of Zenta, where he founded and headed a yeshiva as well. Following the Holocaust, he served as rabbi of Sighet, later immigrating to the United States where he founded the Atzei Chaim – Sighet Beit Midrash in Boro Park, eventually succeeding his uncle Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum as rebbe of Satmar.

The Berach Moshe of Satmar