Responsa Neot Deshe (by the Author of Arvei Nachal) – First Edition – Copy of Rabbi Yitzchak Eizik Weisz of Svaliava, With His Signature and Glosses

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Neot Deshe, responsa on Shulchan Aruch, by Rebbe David Shlomo Eybeschutz, author of Arvei Nachal and Levushei Serad. Lviv: Berel Leib Nechles, 1861. First edition.
Copy of the kabbalist R. Yitzchak Eizik Weisz of Svaliava, with his signature at the top of the title page, and stamp: "Izsak Weisz Rabbiner Szolyva". Several glosses and emendations, presumably mostly (or all) handwritten by R. Yitzchak Eizik. Additional signature at the top of leaf 60: "Sender Schub".
R. Yitzchak Eizik Weisz (1824-1894), rabbi of Svaliava and later head of the Munkacs Beit Din, author of Beit Yitzchak. He was the prime teacher of his nephew, R. Yosef Meir Weisz, first rebbe of Spinka, author of Imrei Yosef. Born in Munkacs to R. Avraham Weisz (who was like a son to R. Yitzchak Eizik of Kaliv). R. Yitzchak Eizik Weisz was a progenitor of Chassidut in Transylvania in the mid-19th century, and the disciple of foremost rebbes: Rebbe Tzvi Elimelech of Dinov author of Bnei Yissaschar, Rebbe Yehuda Tzvi of Rozdil author of Daat Kedoshim (the book was compiled by R. Yitzchak Eizik Weisz), Rebbe Shalom of Belz, Rebbe Yitzchak Eizik of Zidichov (who acclaimed him as one of the "sixty mighty men surrounding him", and relied upon him to edit his writings in Chassidut and Kabbalah). He also frequented the courts of Rebbe Yisrael of Ruzhin, Rebbe Chaim of Kosov, Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh of Rimanov and Rebbe Meir of Premishlan. His son-in-law was Rebbe Elimelech Lőwy, son of the first rebbe of Tosh R. Meshulam Feish Lőwy. The Maharshag, R. Shimon Grünfeld Rabbi of Szemihály described R. Yitzchak Eizik: "and I knew that he was a great Kabbalist, almost unique in the country in this wisdom" (Responsa Maharshag, part I, Orach Chaim section 30). From his large collection of writings, only the following were published: Toldot Yitzchak on the Torah, Divrei Yitzchak, and Beit Yitzchak on Tractate Megillah.
6 leaves at end of book: two responsa by R. Shlomo Kluger.

[3], 128, 6 leaves. 37 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Wear and tears. Tears to leaf 33, with old paper repairs. Stamps. New binding.

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