Auction 16
Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinical Letters

Lot Number 324

Handwritten Leaf by the Rebbe of Radzymin – A Segula for Protection

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Lot Number 324

Handwritten Leaf by the Rebbe of Radzymin – A Segula for Protection

A leaf handwritten by Rebbe Ya'akov Aryeh of Radzymin.
"Midrash Korach: He said to them, "All the congregation is holy¦ the explanation is that Korach claimed that there is no need for a Cohen and Rebbe to channel the holiness¦ " [A whole paragraph. Printed in his book Bikurei Aviv, London 1948].
Rebbe Ya'akov Aryeh Gutterman of Radzimin (1792-1874, Encyclopedia L'Chassidut Volume 2, pages 254-256), one of the elder rebbes, originator of Chassidic dynasties in Poland and a miracle-worker. In his youth, he became a disciple of the Se'er of Lublin who seated him amongst the greatest of his disciples and testified that he has a very lofty soul. Also beloved disciple of the Magid of Koznitz, but especially frequented the Przysucha court of the "Holy Jew" and of Rebbe Bunim of Przysucha, and was considered one of the most prominent of their disciples alongside: the Saraph of Kotzk, Rebbi Yitchak of Vorki and the Chidushei HaRim. After the death of Rebbe Yitzchak of Vorki, he was appointed Rebbe of thousands of Chassidim and became a celebrated holy person and miracle-worker. Under Rebbe Ya'akov Aryeh Gutterman's leadership, Radzymin became one of the Chassidic centers of Poland and thousands flocked to receive his blessing and for salvation. All the Przysucha Rebbes used to send him Chassidim that needed salvation.
His own handwriting is a well-known segula for protection. People say that the Rebbe, author of Imrei Emet of Gur gave his son, author of Lev Simcha [a son in law of the Radzymin dynasty] the handwriting of the Rebbe of Radzymin as a segula of protection. In his great rush to leave Poland in 1940, the Lev Simcha lost the handwritten paper which distressed him greatly and he was very happy when later he acquired another paper in his handwriting. At that time, the Lev Simcha stated that very rarely did his father, author of Imrei Emet, call something a segula or a "protection", and therefore we can understand the great value he placed on the Rebbe's handwriting.
[2] pages. 21 cm. Fair condition, professionally restored moth holes.

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