Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

May 5, 2020

Tikunei HaZohar – Iași, 1842 – "As Printed in Slavita" – Kvitel Inscription Handwritten by Rebbe Menachem Monish Safrin of Felshtin, Son of the Damesek Eliezer of Komarno

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Tikunei HaZohar. [Iași? 1842?]. The title page states: "As printed in Slavita".
Various inscriptions on front flyleaf, including inscriptions handwritten by Rebbe Menachem Monish Safrin of Felshtin (Skelivka), son of the Damesek Eliezer of Komarno. Ownership inscription in his handwriting: "Monish Safrin from Ko[marno?]", and kvitel inscription in his handwriting: "Menachem Monish son of Chana Sara for a good inscription and sealing in the book of righteous" (this book may have been gifted to one of the Tzaddikim of that time, so that the latter should pray for him).
Another inscription at the top of the same page: "This Tikunim belongs to R. Yisrael Yosef" – presumably R. Yosef Labin of Ziditchov (grandson of R. Tzvi Hirsh of Zidichov), father-in-law of R. Menachem Monish.
Rebbe Menachem Monish Safrin of Felshtin and Dobromil, son of Rebbe Eliezer Tzvi Safrin the Damesek Eliezer of Komarno. He published his father's book Ben Beti. He passed away in Sambir in Tevet 1912. His son, R. Zeida Moshe Eliyahu Safrin succeeded him as rebbe of Felshtin, and set up his court in nearby Dobromil. He perished in the Holocaust together with his family.
[1], 171 leaves. 19.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Original leather binding, with wear, damage and worming.
Jewish Books and Manuscripts