MA’AMARIM ME-SIHOTAV SHEL RABEINU YERUCHOM HA-LEVI LEVOVITZ [VOL. 1-3, 5 & 7/8]
Shanghai: J. M. Ellenberg, 1943. Item #38282
Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 36 pages each volume, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Essays from Conversations with Rav Yerucham Halevi Levovitz. ” Levovitz was the Mashgiach Ruchani of the Mirrer Yeshiva in Poland. One of the great exponents of Mussar. He was a talmid or Rav Simcha Zissel Broida one of the foremost disciples of Rabbi Yisroel Salanter. Below are eight fascicles printed in Shanghai. The first three fascicles were first published before the Holocaust in Baranovitch, the fourth was published in Kaiden due to the war. For a period during 1940, the town served as home to about 300 students and teachers from the Mir Yeshiva. After WWII, much of orthodox Jewry in Europe was wiped out, along with their many yeshivas (Jewish schools of higher learning) . One of the only yeshivas to survive as a whole body was the Mir Yeshiva, which managed to escape miraculously to Shanghai, China, and then on to America. Many of the new leaders of the American and Israeli yeshivas in the post-war period were students of the Mir, and thus followers of Rabbi Leibovitz. SUBJECTS: Litvak – Holocaust – Displaced Persons. There are no copies listed on OCLC. Wear and soiling to outer wrappers, along with small chip missing from bottom left corner. Internally Good. Overall Good Condition. Rare. (RAB-60-12-13-14).