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

Silver Goblet Used by Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar for Drinking LeChaim – With Engraved Holy Name as Segulah for Livelihood – Received from Rebbe Elimelech Paneth of Deyzh

Opening: $12,000
Sold for: $20,000
Including buyer's premium

Small goblet used by Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar for drinking LeChaim. Silver (835); marked – Germany, late 19th or early 20th century. Decorated with vegetal motifs.
Segulah for livelihood – the Holy Name "פאי" is engraved at the foot of the goblet.
Letter of authenticity signed by R. Leib Friedman enclosed: "Silver goblet used by the rebbe of Satmar. The goblet was passed on to Rebbe Elimelech Paneth of Deyzh. I received the goblet from Rebbe Elimelech Paneth of Deyzh" (Hebrew).
Rebbe Elimelech Alter Paneth of Deyzh-Boro Park (1929-2005), rabbi of Khal Zichron Yosef, Brooklyn NY. Grandson of Rebbe Yechezkel Paneth, the Knesset Yechezkel.

Approx. 4.5X3.5 cm. Good condition. Minor bends and defects. Hebrew inscription: ""פאי.

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