Auction 92 Part 1 Rare and Important Items

Toldot Yitzchak (Neshchiz) – Warsaw, 1868 – Segulah Book – Copy of Rebbe Baruch Halberstam of Gorlitz

Opening: $1,000
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Sold for: $1,625
Including buyer's premium

Toldot Yitzchak, Chassidic essays on the Torah, on the Jewish Holidays and on Tehillim, by Rebbe Yitzchak Shapiro of Neshchiz (Niesuchojeże). Warsaw: Nathan Schriftgiesser, 1868. First edition. Two title pages. Author's name printed on first title page in large, gilt letters.
Copy of Rebbe Baruch Halberstam of Gorlitz, with his signature at the top of the first title page.
Rebbe Baruch Halberstam of Gorlitz-Bnei Brak (1911-1982), son of Rebbe Elisha Halberstam of Gorlitz (1860-1941; perished in Siberia). His father was a leading Galician rebbe (son of Rebbe Baruch Halberstam of Gorlitz – son of the Divrei Chaim of Sanz, and son-in-law of his uncle R. Mordechai Dov of Hornosteipel). After the Holocaust, R. Baruch immigrated to Eretz Israel and established his court in Bnei Brak, where he was known as a pious and humble man, who worshipped G-d with utmost devotion.
Noted on the second title page, after the name of the printer: "printed in 1864 six thousand copies of the book of Tehillim, published by the rebbe [Rebbe Yitzchak of Neshchiz] to benefit the public". Reputedly, when delivering the teachings on Tehillim printed in this book, R. Yitzchak of Neshchiz held and read from the Tehillim printed in Warsaw (Zichron Tov, Regarding His Novellae, no. 11; for further information about this Tehillim edition, see previous item).
With approbations of leading Chassidic rebbes, the Divrei Chaim of Sanz, the Maggid of Trisk, Rebbe Yehoshua of Ostrova and Rebbe Elimelech of Grodzisk. Rebbe Elimelech of Grodzisk writes in his approbation of the segulah in possessing this book: "It is fitting for every Jewish person to bring this book into his home so as to procure enduring blessing".
Throughout his lifetime, the author, Rebbe Yitzchak of Neshchiz, rarely lectured in public. However, in the last year of his life, he delivered teachings on the Torah and on Tehillim almost daily. These teachings were written down and edited by his disciple and faithful assistant, R. Yitzchak Landau, who published them in this book several months after the author's passing (as recounted in length in Zichron Tov, by the aforementioned R. Yitzchak Landau).
Rebbe Yitzchak of Neshchiz (1789-1868) was the youngest son of Rebbe Mordechai of Neshchiz. He was a close disciple of R. Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, whose granddaughter he married, and transmitted many Torah thoughts in his name. He was also a disciple of R. Baruch of Medzhybizh and of the Chozeh of Lublin. Appointed Rebbe at a young age, he held this position for over sixty years. He was reputed for his prayers, the wonders he performed and his Heavenly revelations. He was revered by all Chassidic sects for his holiness and exceptional piety. Among his renowned disciples: Rebbe Elimelech of Grodzisk, Rebbe Yaakov Tzvi of Parysów and others.

[4], 32; 30; 22; 32 leaves. Leaf 24 of first sequence erroneously bound after leaf 26. Approx. 24.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains and wear. A few tears. Title page reinforced with paper on verso. Extensive worming. Inscriptions and scribbles on second title page and in other places. New binding.

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