Atereth Tzvi [Chassidic sermons on the weekly Torah portion]

AUCTION 65 | Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

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Lot 2

Atereth Tzvi [Chassidic sermons on the weekly Torah portion]

Manuscript in Hebrew, written in black and brown inks in a cursive Aschkenazic hand on paper. “This manuscript is from my grandfather the Gaon… R. Chaim Tzvi… Chief Rabbi of Zavichvost and so I entitle it with the revered name Atereth (Tzvi) Chaim, I his youngest grandson, Reuven Halevi Hurowitz son of Abraham Halevi Hurowitz (f. 2a). ff. 113. Worn and frayed with occasional loss, some worming. Modern vellum-backed marbled boards. 4to.

Eastern Europe: 19th century

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
<<AN uNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT>> . Most of the sermons are from the years 1831-33, although several date from 1817. Bound in are several letters written to the author and to his father, R. Moshe Ephraim who served as a rabbinical judge in Kalisch. The author quotes many Chassidic works including Kedushath Levi, Arvei Nachal, the Besht and commentaries that he heard from his father. R. Chaim Tzvi Aschkenazi was a fifth generation from R. Tzvi Aschkenazi, the “Chacham Tzvi.” He served as Rabbi of Zawichost (Zavichvost, Poland). He was a student of the “Holy Saba” of Radoshitz and his father, R. Moshe Ephraim, was a student of R. Moshe Leib of Sassov.