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Lot #    16679
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 1:12:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Evel Kaved (Eulogy on the Admor of Gur)
Title (Hebrew)    אבל כבד - יקרא דחיי
Author    [Only Ed. - Hasidim] R. Tobias Judah Tevyomi
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Diskin Orphan Home
Publication Date    1949
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 46; 102 pp., 235:164 mm., wide margins, usual age staining, later end papers. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Eulogy for the Admor of Gur, R. Abraham Mordecai Alter. The title is from evel kaved (“grievous mourning,” Genesis 50:11). R. Abraham Mordecai Alter (1866–1948), was the last of the dynasty in Poland. Under his leadership Gur Hasidism reached the height of its influence. He restored the recitation of morning prayer to the regular time and enjoined a break during the Sabbath service for public study. A lover of order and precision, he gave Gur Hasidim an organized framework.

In the period preceding the Holocaust R. Abraham Mordecai was the most prominent figure in European Orthodox Jewry and one of the founders of Agudat Israel. Particularly sympathetic toward young people and concerned with their needs, he was instrumental in establishing schools and youth organizations. As well as being a scholar, he was an ardent bibliophile. He visited Erez Israel many times and acquired property there. On the outbreak of World War II he escaped from Gur to Warsaw, and finally to Erez Israel in 1940. During and after the Holocaust he was active in rescue work and in the material and spiritual rehabilitation of refugees. He passed on on Shavuot at the height of the siege of Jerusalem in 1948 and was buried in the precincts of Yeshivah Sefat Emet which he had founded.

Paragraph 2    מילי דהספידא להסתלקות ... הר"ר אברהם מרדכי אלתר זצלל"ה ... אדמו"ר מגור .... ממני ... טובי' יהודא טביומי מלפנים אבד"ק סוכוצ'ין ... וכעת ... פה תל-אביב ...

נדפס עם ספרו יקרא דחיי, ירושלים תש"ט.

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   CD-EPI 0133877; 0318706; EJ
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Other:    Eulogies
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica