“Whenever he carries the amulet…he shall not fear the plague.”
Sacred Amulet by the Admor Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac of Komarno. Lvov, 1856
Following repeated epidemics in the country, the Admor of Komarno Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac wrote a special amulet to serve as physical protection against the plagues. The amulet was printed in a separate leaf at the end of this sefer Adam Yashar along with his pledge that one who “Carries it with him
shall not fear the plague.”
This is the only known sefer where an Admor published an amulet to aid in protecting klal yisroel from terrible plagues.
Apparently, this page was torn out of the majority of copies of this sefer, in order to enable the owners to carry it for physical protection, and is therefore extremely rare.
This item comprises 2 sefarim printed together:
1. Notzer Chessed: Pirkei Avos with commentary based on kabbalistic teachings of the holy Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov and other great tzaddikim of the era.
2. Adam Yashar: A very rare 9-leaf booklet encompassing segulos and prayers for times of plague by the Admor Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac of Komarno.
The amulet kameya is printed on the last page, entails an illustration of a hand that fills the majority of the page, embedded with mystical combinations of letters and surrounded with verses and other kabbalistic writings.
The following text is printed on the bottom of the page: “He should place a coin inside this amulet, and whenever he carries the amulet with the coin…he shall not fear the plague…He shall have life, and all who surround him.”
Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Yehuda Yechiel Safrin of Komarno (1804-1874) was an exalted tzaddik and miracle worker, celebrated genius and prolific author both on the Revealed and Hidden Torah, and one of the greatest Admors and Kabbalists of his time. From a remarkably early age, he attained outstanding spiritual accomplishments, drawing from the wisdom of his uncle Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch of Ziditchov. He personally attested that he possessed sparks from the souls of the Arizal and Baal Shem Tov, and his son inscribed in his preface to sefer Zohar Chai, “Several times, I witnessed with my own eyes that when one came to appeal on behalf of a sick patient, he would tell me, ‘This one shall live, and this one shall die…’ almost like Rabbi Chanina ben Dosa.”
Lvov, 1856. First edition. , 48, :  leaves, Professional restorations in title page and last pages. Attractive new leather binding.
Stefansky Sifrei Chassidus #393
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