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Lot #    34846
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 11:15:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hayyei Olam
Title (Hebrew)    חיי עולם
Author    [Holocaust - Hasidic] [R. Dov Beirush Gottlieb]
City    [Budapest (Pest)]
Publisher    [Katsburg]
Publication Date    [1943]
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [6], 80 pp. with glossy colored illuminated title page. 200:135 mm., usual age staining, A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards, rubbed.
   Printed during the Holocaust - includes letter of guidance by R. Ben Zion Halberstamm, Admor of Bobov and a Holocaust victim, dated 1939 to his disciple on the proper behavior of a Jew at all times.

Dov Beirush ben Jacob Gottlieb (Gotlib) who lived in the eighteenth century. The title page, printed on glossy paper has two lions in bright yellow at the top holding a bronze colored crown. At the sides are pillars with flames at the top and wreaths at the bottom. In the center is a gold vessel with a flame, above it a rising sun. The text is in red and black letters, stating that it is Sefer Hayyei Olam, of great and exalted value, pure sayings, of great radiance, “with pleasant fruits” (Song of Songs 4:13) with desirable mussar. It informs that the author has covered his glory not revealing his name. However it lists other works written by him, making it possible to identify R. Gottlieb. They are Yad Katanah, Mesilat ha-Da’at, and other titles not listed. There are approbations from R. Moses Teitlebaum (Thursday, 1 Rosh Hodesh Tamuz, 1798), and R. Joseph Saul ha-Levi Nathanson av bet din Lvov (Wednesday, Veyegash 1868). Three memoriam pages follow with the names of people murdered in the holocaust, several dated 1943. The text follows, in a clear and lucid style, set in a single column in rabbinic letters. Friedberg mistakenly attributes Hayyei Olam to Dovbaer Zeitlen and does not record this edition.

Paragraph 2    עמ' עד-עח: איגרת... ר' מנחם מענדל מרימנוב... ששלח להצדיק... מוה"ר חיים צארטלס מה'-מאדע זצ"ל... אמרתי לחבר אל האיגרת... דברי... הריעב"ץ [ר' יעקב ב"ר צבי עמדין] בסידורו חלק שני בשער הדלק חלון השביעי הנקרא חלון המצרי... ועברתי על פזריו ולקטתי... אמרי נועם... השייכים לדברי האיגרת הזאת [נגד מלבושי עכו"ם].

עמ' עט-פ: מכתב קודש מכ"ק אדמו"ר... (ר' בן ציון הלברשטאם) מבאבוב [שכתב לר' שמואל יעקלי בערגער מבעטש, על בטחון בה'].

הסכמות: ר' משה טייטלבוים מפרעמיסלא, שינאווי, א דראש חודש תמוז תקנ"ח [שהועתקה מספרו יד הקטנה, לעמבורג תק"ס]; ר' יוסף שאול הלוי נאטהאנזאהן, לבוב ד ויגש תרכ"ח [שהועתקה מספרו הנז', פרעסבורג תרכ"ח].

   BE het 586; CD-EPI 0301265
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Other:    Holocaust
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica