(Courtesy of Genazym) Q: Harav Chaim Vital, Maharam Banet, the Chasam Sofer, Harav Nosson Adler, Harav Akiva Eiger, Maharam Shik, Rav Eliyahu Gutmacher, Rav Shamshon Rafael Hirsch, the Tiferes Shlomo of Radomsk, the Rebbe of Ziditchov, the Chesed L’Avraham, the Rebbe of Radzymin, the Rebbe of Komarna, the Avnei Nezer, the Darkei Teshuva, the Davar Avraham, the Ponovezher Rav, the Maharsham, the Chofetz Chaim, the Ohr Samei’ach, Rav Meir Shapiro of Lublin, the Chazon Ish, the Baba Sali, the Rebbe of Piasczna: What do they all have in common?
A: They all appear in the new, beautifully laid-out Genazym catalogue, featuring some 200 original and rare handwritten documents by the greatest Torah luminaries and tzaddikim from the past 450 years. Historians, collectors and Torah scholars will be thrilled to view these glimpses into the past, many of which were newly found and are on exhibit for the very first time.
- A few examples of the newly discovered items on offer:
- the handwritten chiddushim of the Chasam Sofer;
- a pamphlet with all the regulations of a society established within Rav Akiva Eiger’s yeshivah in Posen;
- a letter from the gaon and tzaddik Rav Eliyahu Gutmacher extolling the effectiveness of the kameiyos he distributed;
- a small set of Shulchan Aruch belonging to the Chazon Ish with his handwritten annotations and chiddushim;
- letters from Acharonim including the Ohr Somei’ach, the Chofetz Chaim, the Davar Avraham, Rav Elchonon Wasserman, Rav Boruch Ber Leibowitz, Rav Reuven Grodzenski and Rav Aharon Kotler;
- and that is just a small sampling.
What’s more, Genazym also offers rare classic Jewish works, such as a full set of the first edition of the Zohar (printed in Mantua 1558), Rabenu Yerucham, Constantinople 1516, and an outstanding copy of the first-edition Pri Chadash. Judaica lovers will also find their heart’s desire with stunning, illuminated parchment manuscripts.
The Genazym auction will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Beit Tovei Ha’ir, 36 Malchei Yisrael St., Jerusalem. The catalogue is available at better bookstores. For more information and to receive the catalogue, please call 072-2572211 or email [email protected].