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

Shofar of Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar – Given in 1978 by the Rebbe to R. Sender Deutsch, Rosh HaKahal of the Satmar Community in the United States

Opening: $12,000
Sold for: $25,000
Including buyer's premium

Shofar used by Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar. In 1978, the rebbe gifted it to his confidant, R. Alexander Sender Deutsch, Rosh HaKahal of the Satmar community.
Letter of authenticity enclosed (handwritten note, in Hebrew), signed by his son R. Yudel Deutsch: "This shofar belonged to the rebbe of Satmar, and was gifted to my father in 1978. Yudel Deutsch".
Letter of authenticity signed by R. Leib Friedman enclosed: "Shofar used by the rebbe of Satmar. In 1978, a year before his passing, the rebbe gave it as a gift to R. Alexander Sender Deutsch. I received this shofar from his son R. Yudel Deutsch" (Hebrew).

R. Alexander Sender Deutsch (1922-1998), confidant and assistant of Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar; Rosh HaKahal of the Yetev Lev DeSatmar community and chief editor of the Satmar organ, Der Yid. His son R. Yudel, who received the present shofar from him, is one of the prominent communal workers in Satmar.

Approx. 31 cm. Good condition.

The Holiness of Items of Tzaddikim - In the Teachings of Rebbe Yoel of Satmar

In his writings, Rebbe Yoel of Satmar repeatedly relates to the holiness contained in the possessions of a Tzaddik; and conversely to the prohibition of benefitting from the money of the wicked, warning not to accept funding from the Zionist state and the like.

In several places in his book Divrei Yoel on the Torah, the Rebbe describes the tremendous virtue of the belongings of the Tzaddik, which have the power to endow holiness for generations, since the "sparks of holiness" endure in them. Based on this concept, the Rebbe explains Yosef's influence on the Egyptians, who were sustained from his produce during the famine and drew from it "spiritual vibrancy": "…the property of Tzaddikim has the power to impart spiritual vibrancy…" (Divrei Yoel, Shemot, p. 33). Regarding the "aspect of holiness" contained in the belongings of Tzaddikim from "the root of their soul", he writes: "The possessions of Tzaddikim are precious to them… since they contain an aspect of the root of their soul… as they are particular not to steal…" (Divrei Yoel, Vayetze, p. 92).

Holy Items Belonging to Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar