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

Tzelach – Lviv, 1899 – Copy of Rebbe Aharon Teitelbaum of Volova, Author of Tehillot Aharon – Handwritten Glosses

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Tzelach – Tziyun LeNefesh Chaya, novellae on Tractates Berachot, Pesachim and Beitzah, by R. Yechezkel HaLevi Landau author of Noda BiYehuda, rabbi of Prague. Lviv: Yaakov Meshulam Nik, 1899. Three parts in one volume; divisional title pages.
Copy of Rebbe Aharon Teitelbaum of Volova, with his stamps on the title page and ownership inscription (trimmed) attesting that the book belonged to him.
Scholarly handwritten glosses in the margins of several leaves.

Rebbe Aharon Teitelbaum of Volova, author of Tehillot Aharon (1881 – perished in the Holocaust, 1944), youngest son of Rebbe Yisrael Yaakov Yukel Teitelbaum of Volova, and grandson of the Yitav Lev of Sighet. Father-in-law of the Berach Moshe of Satmar. Head of the Volova Beit Din, and dean of its yeshiva. Succeeded his father as rabbi of Volova, and his brother as rabbi of Nyírbátor. Fiercely resisted the inroads of Haskalah and Zionism. A strong opponent of Agudath Yisrael.

Three parts in one volume: Part I (Berachot): [1], 47 leaves. Part II (Pesachim): [1], 2-68 leaves. Part III (Beitzah): [1], 38 leaves. Approx. 35.5 cm. Dry, brittle paper. Overall good condition. Stains. Creases and wear. Tears, including open tears, affecting text. Margins of title page reinforced with paper. Many inscriptions on first title page and final page. New binding.

Books of Important Ownership – Rebbes of Sighet, Volove and their Descendants