Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
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LOT 129:

Sefer HaMidot by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov - Dedication and New Year Wishes by Rabbi Dessler

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Sefer HaMidot, "Proper conduct of the great and holy…R. Nachman of Breslov". With references from R. Nachman Rabbi of Tcherin, and R. Tzadok HaCohen of Lublin. Warsaw [c. 1925]. Published by R. Ya'akov Yitzchak Reinerman.
On the inner side of the front cover is a dedication handwritten and signed by R. Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler, author of the Michtav M'Eliyahu to his disciples, members of the Sassoon family with expressions of endearment and New Year wishes. [Letchworth, England, the 26th of Elul 1941]. Index in the handwriting of R. Saliman Sassoon.
R. Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler (1892-1954), disciple of the Kelm Yeshiva and son-in-law of R. Nachum Ze'ev Ziv of Kelm, arrived in England in 1927 and served in the Dalston rabbinate in London. One of the founders of the rabbinical kollel in the city of Gateshead. While living in London (in the 1930s), R. Dessler earned a living from tutoring children and had weekly study sessions with Saliman and Farcha (Flora) Sassoon [later Feuchtwanger]. The Sassoon children became deeply attached to him and their illustrious teacher greatly impacted the family. The young Saliman Sassoon (1912-1985) became a close disciple of R. Dessler and for seven years they studied together the Babylonian Talmud, Shulchan Aruch and parts of the Talmud Yerushalmi. He gained most of his Torah knowledge from R. Dessler. In his later years, R. Dessler served as mashgiach of the Ponovezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak. His deep discourses which were based on musar, kabbalah and Chassidic wisdom were published by his disciples in the five volumes of Michtav Me'Eliyahu.
R. Dessler paved the way of integrating Lithuanian mussar with Chassidic thought, primarily the teachings of Chabad, Breslov and R. Tzadok of Lublin. Rabbi Dessler gave this book containing the teachings of R. Nachman of Breslov to his beloved disciple R. Saliman Sassoon.
167 pages. 19 cm. Dry paper. Good condition. Small tears. Contemporary worn binding.
Provenance: Sassoon family collection.

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