Auction 129 Shavuot sale. Chabad, Belongings of Tzaddikim, Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters and Rare books
May 11, 2021
Israel
 3 Shatner Center 1st Floor Givat Shaul Jerusalem
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LOT 2:

The Admo"r Rabbi Yehudahleh Horowitz of Dzikov's Tikkun Leil Shavuot

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The Admo"r Rabbi Yehudahleh Horowitz of Dzikov's Tikkun Leil Shavuot


"He who occupies himself with Torah all night - is promised to live out the year; that nothing bad will happen to him that year"


Study schedule for the night of Shavuot, Rödelheim, 1867. Personal copy that belonged to the famous tzaddik Admo"r Rabbi Yehudahleh Horowitz of Dzikov. The front flyleaf bears many signatures in his hand, in both Hebrew and a foreign language.


There are approximately 17(!) owner's signatures in Hebrew and in a foreign language, all in Rabbi Yehudahleh of Dzikov's hand. It is known that the tzaddik Rabbi Yehudahleh, in his intense devotion and Torah study, would be stricken with intense headaches. He would experience some relief by writing and scribbling words over and over, as can be seen on most of his books.


As is known, Kabbalah maintains that Shavuot night is one of the loftiest nights of the year, when it is customary to stay awake and study Torah. As appears in "Sha'ar HaKavanot" stated by Rabbi Chaim Vital in the Ar"i's name (Shavuot sermons, Sermon 1), "Know that whoever does not sleep on this night at all, even for a moment, and occupies himself with Torah all night - is promised to live out the year; that nothing bad will happen to him that year, as Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai wrote in the foreword to Bereishit: One who does this will complete the year. Furthermore, a person's life that year depends on this matter - if he did not sleep at all, he will certainly not die that year. As a result, the custom spread among the Jewish people to study Torah the entire night of Shavuot."


Refer to the Hebrew catalog text for a brief biography of the Admo"r Rabbi Yehudah Horowitz.


128 leaves, 19 cm.

Fine condition: Aging stains. Partially detached binding.



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