Set of Machzorim of Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar – United States, 1965 – Custom-Made, Including the Verse Associated with the Rebbe's Name

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Machzor HaShalem, set of five machzorim, for the High Holidays and the Three Festivals, with commentaries, Yiddish commentary and supplications. Brooklyn NY: Published by the Meorer Yeshenim society, printed by Edison Lithographing and Printing Corp., 1965.
Set of machzorim of Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar. The present copies were custom-made for the rebbe by the publishers. His name "Yoel Teitelbaum" is lettered on the bindings, and printed strips of paper were pasted at the end of most Amidah prayers, with the verse associated with the rebbe's name "Yoel" (in accordance with the known segulah of reciting at the end of the Amidah a verse beginning and ending with the same letters as the person's name). These strips of paper were printed and pasted in the present machzorim especially for the rebbe.
Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar (1887-1979), a leader of his generation, president of the Edah HaCharedit in Jerusalem and leader of American Orthodox Jewry, one of the founding pillars of Chassidic Jewry after the Holocaust. Born in Sighet, he was the son of Rebbe Chananya Yom Tov Lipa, the Kedushat Yom Tov, and grandson of Rebbe Yekutiel Yehuda, the Yitav Lev, who both served as rabbis of Sighet (Sighetu Marmației) and were leaders of Chassidic Jewry in the Maramureș region. He was renowned from his youth as a leading Torah scholar, for his perspicacity and intellectual capacities, as well as for his holiness and outstanding purity. After his marriage to the daughter of Rebbe Avraham Chaim Horowitz of Polaniec, he settled in Satmar and taught Torah and Chassidut to an elite group of disciples and followers. He served as rabbi of Irshava, Karoly (Carei; from 1925), and Satmar (Satu Mare; from 1934), managing in each of these places a large yeshiva and Chassidic court. He stood at the helm of faithful, uncompromising Orthodox Jewry in the Maramureș region. During the Holocaust, he was rescued through the famous Kastner Train, and after a journey through Bergen-Belsen, Switzerland and Eretz Israel, he reached the United States, where he established the largest Chassidic group in the world.

5 volumes: Rosh HaShanah: [5], 2-39, [1] pages; 184 leaves; 12 leaves. Yom Kippur: [6], 9-252 leaves; 6 leaves. Sukkot: [2], 164 leaves; [12] leaves. Passover and Haggadah: [2], 21; 220 leaves; [10] leaves. Shavuot: [2], 128 leaves; [7] leaves. Approx. 23 cm. Very good condition. Some stains and wear. Stamps. Original, elegant bindings, somewhat rubbed.

Chassidut – Books of Important Ownership
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