Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
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HaGe'onin Responsa - Prague, 1590 - Signature of R. David Zvi Auerbach Rabbi of Kremenets - Father-In-Law of Rabbi ...

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HaGe'onin Responsa - Prague, 1590 - Signature of R. David Zvi Auerbach Rabbi of Kremenets - Father-In-Law of Rabbi Nathan Sternhartz of Breslov
HaGe'onin responsa. Prague, [1590]. Printed by Mordechai ben Gershon HaCohen. Second edition of the short Ge'onim responsa, adhering to the Constantinople 1575 edition. Title page illustrated with various human figures, angels and lions with the printer's device of priestly hands in the center. Ancient signature on title page: "David Zvi son of R. Aryeh Leib" - Signature of R. David Zvi Auerbach Rabbi of Mogilev and Kremenets (c. 1743-1808), only son of R. Aryeh Leib Rabbi of Stanisławów and disciple of the Ba'al Shem Tov. His birth was effected by the blessing of the Ba'al Shem Tov who was the sandek at his circumcision and named him David Zvi. Disciple of R. Yechiel Michel of Złoczew and of R. Pinchas of Korets, he was friendly with prominent Chassidic leaders of his times: R. Nachum of Chernobyl, R. Baruch of Medzhibozh and R. Levi Yitzchak of Berdychiv. He was famed for his Torah proficiency and corresponded with his friends R. Meshulam Igra and R. Efraim Zalman Margaliot of Brody. His sons and sons-in-law were leading Torah scholars in their days. The most famous is his son-in-law R. Natan of Breslov, great disciple of R. Nachman of Breslov (who told R. Natan that the Rabbi of Kremenets "is a great tsaddik"). His other known descendants are his eldest son R. Menachem Mendel Auerbach Rabbi of Kremenets (grandfather of R. David Zvi, author of Malbushei Taharah and ancestor of the Safed branch of the Auerbach family), his son R. Nachman Ze'ev Rabbi of Monastyryska (father of R. Yisrael Matityahu Auerbach Rabbi of Hvizdets, author of many halachic books) and his son-in-law R. Aryeh Leibush Meizlish Rabbi of Przemyśl. On the verso of the title page is an ancient signature of "Avraham son of the late R. Yosef". [46] leaves. 18 cm. Dark paper. Fair condition, dampstains, minor wear and tears. New binding.

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