Lot 41: Chesed LeAvraham / Magid Mesharim - Glosses in the Handwriting of the Author of Arvei Nachal and His Teacher Rabbi Ze'ev Wolf of Ch?rnyy-Ostrov
November 15, 2016
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Description: Sefer Chesed LeAvraham, Kabbalistic matters by Rabbi Avraham Azulai. Zholkva, 1765. Bound with the book: Magid Mesharim, Zholkva, 1770. Many marginalia in ancient handwriting by two writers. An expert identified these glosses as handwritten by the Rebbe, author of Arvei Nachal, and by his rabbi and mentor R. Ze'ev Wolf of Ch?rnyy-Ostrov. Various signatures and annotations. An ancient signature of "Yechiel Michel son of Rabbi" on the last page. R. David Shlomo Eibeschutz (1755-1814), author of Levushei Srad and Arvei Nachal was an illustrious Hassidic Torah scholar and posek. He served as Rabbi of Chorostkow and Soroka and immigrated to Safed in 1809. His relative, R. Levi Yitzchak of Berdychiv writes about him in his approbation "sharp and knowledgeable in Torah, all his deeds are for the sake of G-d". His books are widely accepted among the basic halachic and Chassidic books. His rabbi and mentor, R. Ze'ev Wolf of Ch?rnyy-Ostrov (passed away in Adar 1823), a close disciple of the Magid of Mezrich. Served as rabbi and rebbe in city of Ch?rnyy-Ostrov, and was among the leading rebbes of the Hassidic movement in its initial stages of expansion. Rabbi and mentor of many rebbes, including R. Menachem Mendel of Kosov author of Ahavat Shalom and Arvei Nachal. In 1798, he immigrated to Eretz Israel. During his journey to Eretz Israel, he met R. Nachman of Breslev in Constantinople, who later upon his arrival in Eretz Israel resided in the home of Rabbi Ze'ev Wolf in Haifa. After several years he moved to Tiberias where he died and is buried. 59, , 60-63 leaves; 56 leaves. 20.5 cm. Fair condition. Dark, stained, paper. Damage from use and wear on majority of leaf corners with damage to text. Worming. Elegant half-leather bindings, within cardboard case. Expert's report enclosed.