Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
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LOT 132:

Tosfot Chaim - Copy of Rabbi Chaim Meir Hager of Vizhnitz

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Tosfot Chaim, Chassidic work on the Torah and Festivals, by R. Chaim Yosef Brookstein. Part 1 - Bereshit, Part 2 - Shemot-Vayikra. Chernivtsi, 1861-1862.
Part 3 (called Part 2) - on Bamidbar-Devarim, Part 4 - Homilies on the Festivals and for special occasions. Lvov, 1862. First edition.
On the flyleaves, title page and last page are stamps of R. Chaim Meir Hager of Vizhnitz. On the title page are a few handwritten words (apparently in the Rebbe's handwriting).
R. Chaim Meir Hager, author of the Imrei Chaim (1888-1972), son and successor of the Ahavat Yisrael of Vizhnitz. In 1944, during the Holocaust, he fled to Eretz Yisrael. After the Holocaust, he returned to Grosswardein and in 1947 relocated to Antwerp and later to Tel Aviv. He founded Kiryat Vizhnitz in Bnei Brak and restored the Vizhnitz Chassidism and its institutes after WWII. He was one of the prominent Charedi leaders in Eretz Israel and a member of Mo'etzet Gedolei HaTorah. His teachings were compiled in the Imrei Chaim series.
[2], 36 leaves, [2], 42 leaves; [1], 16; 16 leaves, [1], 22 leaves. Without [1] leaf of "Eulogy upon the death of R. Gershon…" which appears after the title page of Part 3. (This leaf also does not appear in the copy scanned by Otzar HaChochma). Approx. 24 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, wear and tears to title page margins and to other leaves. Old, worn binding.
Stefansky Chassidut, nos. 608-609.

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