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LOT: 037

Books of the sons of the Maggid of Chernobyl: Kohelet David [Tolna] and Shoshanat Ha’Amakim [Cherkasy] – Chassidut, first edition, Lublin, 1881-1884

A volume with two books by the holy brothers sons of Rabbi Mordechai of Chernobyl, the book Shoshanat Ha’Amakim [divided into parts – Emek Tefillah and Emek Hachochma] by Rabbi Yaacov Yisrael Twersky from Hornosteipel and Cherkasy- first edition Lublin 1884. Two title pages and an additional title page for Emek Hachochma. Bound with the book Kohelet David by Rabbi David Twersky of Tolna, first edition – Lublin 1881. Two title pages. Ownership signature: Here the holy city of Jerusalem, Mordechai Moshe Hacohen Karfman. 47 leaves, 94 pages. [1], 60 leaves, 120 pages. 86 leaves, 172 pages. Stains and slight worming damage, good general condition. Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Twersky (1794-1876) was the third son of Rabbi Mordechai of Chernobyl. On his mother’s side he was the grandson of Rabbi Aharon Hagadol of Karlin. In 1834 when he settled in the city of Hornosteipel he turned the city into a great chassidic center and thousands of chassidim flooded to him. He served as rabbi of the city for 26 years. In 1860 he moved to the adjacent city of Cherkasy, which he became associated with. He was a rebbe for a total of 42 years. Rabbi David Twersky of Tolna (1808-1982). He was the sixth son of Rabbi Mordechai of Chernobyl, on his mother’s side a grandson of Rabbi David Leikus, a disciple of the Ba’al Shem Tov, who is named after. Married Rebbetzin Yenta Devorah, a granddaughter of Rabbi Zusha of Hanipol and Rabbi Wolf of Tcherni-Ostrah. Following his father’s death in 1837 he began to serve as a rebbe in Vosilkov next to Kiev. After he moved to Tolna his court grew and thousands of chassidim flocked to him. Rabbi David, like his father, used to travel from village to village to encourage the masses. In his travels he visited Odessa twice. Odessa was a city of followers of the Enlightenment. Chassidic tradition relates that during his trips there many followers of the Enlightenment became firm believers.
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