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Lot #    7299
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 10:20:31 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Document by R. Mordechai Leifer of Nadworna
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מהאדמו'ר מנאדבורנא
Author    [Ms. - Chassidim]
City    Nadworna
Publication Date    c. 1870
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 50:210 mm., light age staining, neat Ashkenazic script, not signed.
   Four lines of his son's engagement contract.

R. Mordechai Leifer of Nadworna (1835-1894) was the son of R. Issachar Dov (Bertzi) Leifer of Nadworna and Rachel Bloch, the daughter of R. Abraham Loeb Bloch of Nadworna. After his father passed on in 1848, R. Mordechai was taught by his great-uncle R. Meir of Przemyshlany. The dynasty dates back to the first generation of Hasidism. R. Mordechai lived an ascetic life and was reknown for his extreme piety, humility, and insight into human nature. Many wonderful sories abound about him as a miracle worker and savior of Jews. His court in Nadworna attracted thousands of Jews wishing to receive his advice and his blessing. After leaving Nadworna, he lived in Huszt, and finally in Bustino. R. Mordechai of Nadworna wrote: Sefer Gedulat Mordekhai (Sighet 1895) sermonics; Seder hakafot ve-nilveh elav minhage Hag ha-Sukot (Brooklyn, c. 1986). Succot and Simhat Torah holiday prayer book following the custom of Mordekhai mi-Nadvorna-Bishtina; Or Mordekhai (New York, 1956) homiletics; Aspaklarya ha-me'irah (Brooklyn, 1996); Ma'amar Mordekhai he-hadash (Sighet, 1860, 1900) sermons; Tiferet Mordekhai. (Bergesacz, 1927) sermons. R. Mordechai also authored several prayers, his minhagim (customs) survive through his decendents.

   Wunder, Encyclopedia of Galician Rabbis and Scholars, pp. 3-6
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Ketubot:    Checked
Kind of Judaica