Auction 26 Tiferet 26 - Rare and Special Items
Jun 2, 2021
 Shenhav Building, Beit Hadfus st , Jerusalem

A special auction of rare items:

First editions of Hassidic Sefarim, Slavita-Zhitomir, letters by Tzaddikim and the greatest Hassidic Rabbis, the Geonim of Ashkenaz and Hungary, the greatest Rabbis of Lithuania, the greatest Poskim of previous generations, pedigreed copies, artifacts of renowned Tzaddikim, Satmar, Chabad and more.  

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LOT 42:

שְׂפוּנֵי טְמוּנֵי קֹדֶשׁ !!! 'Heiliger Tabak Pushke' of the Tzaddik, the exemplar of the generation and ...

Sold for: $36,000
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$ 12,000
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שְׂפוּנֵי טְמוּנֵי קֹדֶשׁ !!! 'Heiliger Tabak Pushke' of the Tzaddik, the exemplar of the generation and miracle worker Rabbi Yissachar Ber the Saba Kaddisha of Radoshitz, one of the greatest of Chassidus, the 'Minister of Cure' whose blessings brought forth salvation. An invaluable holy pedigreed item! 

The tobacco box which was used and smelled by the holy Rav, Tzaddik Yessod Olam, Rabbi Yissachar Ber the 'Saba Kaddisha of Radoshitz' one of the greatest disciples of Maranan the Tzaddikim Rabbi Elimelech of lizhensk, the holy Rav Rabbi Moshe Leib of Sasov, the Rabbi the Chozeh of Lublin, the holy Rav Rabbi Mendel of Rimnov, the holy Maggid of Kozhnitz, the holy Rav the Phev Yisroel of Apta and the holy Rav HaYehudi HaKaddosh of Pshischa. The founder of the grlorious Radoshitz Chassidic dynasty.  The holy Saraf of Kock said of his that he was 'Yechido shel Olam'. 

His great disciples included the holy Tzaddikim: the Saraf of Moglanitza, the Tiferest Shlomo of Radomsk, the Divrei Yechezkel of Shinava, Rabbi Nosson David of Shidlovtza, Rabbi Eliezer of Djikov, the Gutter Yud of Neishtat, and the Tzaddikim of the generation. 

The holy tobacco box was inherited by his son, his successor, the holy Rav Rabbi Yisroel Yitzchak of Radoshitz, and then by his son-in-law the holy Rav Rabbi Tuvya Lifshitz of Brigel the grandson and successor of the Ari Dvei Ilaya. The holy Rav Rabbi Tuvya gave the box as a gift to his nephew the Tzaddik Rav Rabbi Yitzchak David Bernstein who married Mrs. Beila of the Teitelboim-Lifshitz family of Brigel. Enclosed is confirmation generation after generation until the present one. 

In addition, the Tzaddik Rabbi Shmelkeh Dachner and the pious Mrs. Rivkah, the descendants of the holy Rav of Brigel and Radoshitz testified that this is indeed the tobacco box of the Saba Kaddisha. 

Among all holy artifacts, tobacco boxes are oustanding and the greatest of Chassidus and Kabbala said great things about them. 

Kabbalistic and Chassidic Seforim deal with the importance and holiness of artifacts of Tzaddikim. Following are just a few examples: 

In Midrash Raba Shir HaShirim 81 on the verse "לריח שמניך טובים":

In the Beis Midrash of R.A. there was a special stone on which he sat. Once, R. Yehoshua entered and started kissing that stone, saying: "This stone is similar to Mount Sinai and this upon which he sat is like Ark of the Covenant".

Chasssam Sofer on Parashas Toldos: 

...אבל נלע"ד דמשמע בירושלמי ר"פ ואלו מגלחין דבמלבושיו של אדם נאצלים מקדוש של הלובש וה"ה בהיפוך והלובש אותם אחריו יאצל עליו מאותו הרוח לטוב ולמוטב בסוד אשר ילבשם תחתיו מבניו... כשם שנאצל עליו ע"י מלבושים מחמדה שלי ה"ה עכשיו שנתברך יעקב באותן מלבושים ושוב לובשם עשו עתה א"כ מהראוי שע"י המלבושים יאצל גם עליו מהברכוח וזה הלא אצלת לי ברכה ע"י המלבושים והשיב לו יצחק אה"נ..." 

Tabak Pushke: 

The holy Rav author of the 'Divrei Chaim' of Sanz had in his possession an exclusive tobacco box, though he never smelled from it. Before 'Kol Nidrei' Erev Yom Kippur, his son the holy Rav of Czchów as child was in a very dangerous state. The daughter of the Divrei Chaim requested her father to pray for the child but the Divrei Chaim exclaimed who can think of these things in such a high moment. The daughter did not give up until her father relented and said: 'lay the tobacco box on the child and he will yet live a long life and bring forth salvations'.

Indeed, when the holy Rav of Czchów recovered from his sickness he safeguarded this exclusive tobacco case his whole life, and he cured many sick people, by instructing to put this box on the body of the sick or women in childbirth. One day the exclusive tobacco box disappeared from his house! They searched everywhere, but could not find it. This caused him much anguish, and he discussed his distress with his brother the holy Rav of Shinova. The holy Rav told him "The son of our father does not need to rely on this tobacco box, it is in his power to bring forth salvation even without it".
On the subject of repentance, the holy Rav of Czchów inspired a youth who went astray with the tobacco box: It is told, that when the holy Rav of Czchów was in one of the villages in Hungary, someone came to him crying bitterly about his son that went astray, became a maskil (educated student) and disregarded the Torah and its commandments, not even keeping Shabbat and the like. The holy Rav advised him to bring his son to him, and then he will see what he can do. When the son arrived home his father asked him to come with him this one time to the synagogue. The son agreed to his request and went with his father. When at the synagogue, the father showed the holy Rav of Czchów his son, when the holy Rav saw him he ran towards him and offered him to smell from his tobacco box. It seems that for the honor of the Sage and his father he did not decline and took a pinch with his fingers and smelled the tobacco. And so it was that after smelling but a little of the good smell of the tobacco he became a different person and feelings of remorse overcame him until he requested the Tefillin his father had bought for him by his Bar Mitzva, which he has not put on for a very long time. From that day he fully repented and became a complete Baal Teshuva and a proper Jew.
The holy Rav the 'Ahavas Yisroel' of Vizhnitz possessed the exclusive tobacco box of the holy Rav Rabbi Mordechei of and he kept it before him during the prayers on Yamim Noraim. His son the holy Rav the "Imrei Chaim of Vizhnitz also had the tobacco box before him during all the prayers on the Yamim Noraim and from time to time he smelled from it. The Ahavas Yisroel said: "I smell more than the tobacco…"
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