Shut of the Chacham Zvi “with chiddushim and exegeses from his works,” Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Ashkenazi, Av Beit Din of Amsterdam, with various additions from manuscripts and notes and chiddushim by the Gaon Rabbi Yosef Shaul Natanzon, Av Beit Din of Lviv. Endorsement from him as well. Early edition, Lemberg 1858. , 52,  pages. New binding, stains, moth holes, generally good condition.
Cover has an important stamp: “Baruch ben Mohari of Vizhnitz Haifa, Bilu St 16.” Bottom of the cover has a taped note handwritten with the above content, with the date: “12th Nissan 1948.” Body of the work has two notes handwritten, with a note listing a Marei Mekomot from various sources: the (Talmud) Yerushalmi, Shut Noda B’Yehuda, and other books. The cover has an additional note: On the subject in the book about a person created via Sefer HaYetzira, whether he can join to form a minyan, and the author of the note brings a source linking it to the law in the matter of a beast created by Sefer HaYetzira, whether it requires ritual slaughter. Signed “the young Yaakov Zvi ben Av Beit Din”. Additional signatures at the top of the cover: “Shmuel Znovel Kahane.” And “Mendel David HaKohen.”
Rabbi Baruch Hager of Seret-Vizhnitz (1895-1964) was the son of the Ahavat Yisrael of Vizhnitz. He was a member of the Council of Torah Sages, named the Mekor Baruch after his work on the Torah. He was a huge Talmid Chacham, and was certified for the rabbinate by greats of the period: Rabbi Meir Arik and Rabbi Avraham Menachem Mendel Steinberg. He first married the daughter of Rabbi Issachar Dov Rokeach (the Maharid of Belz), and served in the rabbinates of Poylen and Kutzman (cities), and in 1936 he was the first rabbi of Siret (Bokovina), where he established the Beit Yisrael v’Tamchin d’Oraita yeshiva and led it, until the Jews were expelled during the Shoah. He headed the Transnistria and Dzorin exiles, and dealt with public business and on behalf of the welfare of the oppressed and, later, the survivors. After the war he was in Antwerp, and despite the pleading of residents he refused to join the rabbinate there, saying the thing he most wanted was to move to Israel. In 1947 his wish came true, and he moved to Israel, where he settled in Haifa. Being a visionary, our rabbi reasoned that he wanted to cause the spiritual wilderness that existed there to flower, so a few years later he established the Ramat Vizhnitz neighborhood in the foothills of the Carmel. He authored a number of works, including a comprehensive commentary on the Choshen Mishpat, but unfortunately most of those were lost during the time of the Shoah. He was buried next to his forefathers, Admorim of Vizhnitz, next to his father, the Ahavat Yisrael.
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