Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
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LOT 126:

Shemen Sasson - Jerusalem, 1869 - Dedication by the Author, Kabbalist Rabbi Sasson Preciado - Copy of Rebbe Zvi of Liska

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Shemen Sasson, Part 1. Commentary on the book Etz Chaim by Rabbi Chaim Vital, by R. Sasson Ben Moshe. Jerusalem, [1869]. Printed by R. Yisrael Bak [disciple of R. Yisrael of Ruzhyn and R. Levi Yitzchak of Berdychiv]. First edition.
A dedication on the title page, signed by the author, R. "Sasson Ben R. Moshe", to R. Zvi, Rabbi of Liska. Signatures and stamps of "Avraham Yehoshua Gross of Kruli [Carei]" [apparently R. Avraham Yehoshua Gross, son-in-law of R. Chaim Freidlander, Rabbi of Liska, who was the son-in-law of R. Zvi Hirsh of Liska, verifying that the book reached its destination and that this copy belonged to the Lisker Rebbe].
The author, the kabbalist Rabbi Sasson Preciado Ben Moshe (1821-1903) was born in Bosnia and moved to Eretz Israel together with his elder brother R. Efraim. He was among the leading disciples of the Beit El Kabbalistic Yeshiva and was later active in leading the yeshiva for many years. He journeyed several times to Babylonian cities on behalf of the yeshiva. He also had contact with great Chassidic leaders and the Shinova Rebbe visited Rabbi Sasson in his home on a visit to Jerusalem. He authored the five parts of the composition Shemen Sasson which are basic books of kabbalistic study.
The recipient of the book is R. Zvi Hirsh Freidman, Rabbi of Liska (1798-1874), a leading Hungarian Rebbe. Disciple of the author of Yismach Moshe and of R. Shalom of Belz, R. Yisrael of Ruzhyn, R. Meir of Peremyshlyany and the Divrei Chaim of Sanz. Known as a wonder-worker, people flocked to him from all over the country seeking his blessings. Author of Ach Pri Tevuah, HaYashar V'Hatov and more. His leading disciple was R. Yeshaya of Kerestir, whose stamps always read: "In the past, Meshamesh Bakodesh of the Rabbi of Liska".
[1], 93 leaves, 32 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. New binding.
S. HaLevi, no. 151.

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