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Lot #    11017
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 1:36:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tanya (Likkutei Amarim)
Title (Hebrew)    ליקוטי אמרים - תניא
Author    [Habad - Holocaust] R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
City    Mukachevo
Publisher    Grafia
Publication Date    1943
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [5], 5-176 ff., 204:147 mm., usual age staining. A very good copy loose in contemporary cloth boards, rubbed.
   The main Habad work of Kabbalah and Hasidus wherein the "Alter Rebbe" develops a systematic theosophical doctrine on the conceptions of G-d and the world and of man and his religious obligations, based on the Kabbalah of R. Isaac Luria in its original form combined with the Hasidism of the Ba'al Shem Tov and especially that of the maggid of Mezhirich.

R. Shneur Zalman of Liady (1745–1813), the founder of Chabad Hasidism. He was according to family traditions born in Liozna, Belorussia, on the 18th of Elul. After his marriage in 1760 he devoted himself to Torah study. Concluding that he knew "a little about learning, but nothing about prayer" in 1764 he decided to learn about Hasidism from R. Dov Baer the Maggid of Mezhirech, leader of the Hasidic movement. In Mezhirech he became one of the inner circle of the Maggid's pupils. Although he was one of the youngest pupils, the Maggid had a high opinion of him, and in 1770 delegated to him the task of composing a new and up-to-date Shulhan Arukh. R. Shneur Zalman worked on this book for many years, but published only small parts of it. About one-third was printed posthumously (the rest had been destroyed by fire) and is known as the "Shulhan Arukh of the Rav" (1814). Though not a chasidic work, it represents - as the Maggid had intended - a great halakhic achievement. It evidences R. Shneur Zalman's superb Hebrew style, his ability to provide lucid explanation, and profundity without complexity. It became an authoritative halakhic source among observant Jews.

Paragraph 2    ... נתעורר... מו"ה צבי אלימלך קאליש מפה"ק מונקאטש... להו"ל מחדש... שבסוף הס' סיפח... קונטרס... תולדות ופרטים שונים מחיי רבינו המחבר ובנוגע לספר... הלז... בשנת ב'י'א'ת' ג'ו'א'ל' צ'ד'ק'נ'ו'

שני שערים. הראשון מצויר. ל"קונטרס" שער מיוחד: קונטרס תולדות התניא... לקוטי סיפורים... מספרים ומסופרים... המלקט ומסדר: צבי אלימלך קאליש. הסכמה חדשה: בית הדין במונקאטש: ר' מאיר זאב הכהן זאלצער, ר' מנחם ווייס, ר' חיים סופר ור' נטע שלמה שליסעל, ר"ח סיון תש"[ת"ש?]. דפוס-צילום של ווילנא ת"ש, בהשמטת "מודעה רבה" של ר' אשר [גראצמאן] ו"מודעה רבה" של האלמנה והאחים ראם, ובתוספת ההסכמות מהוצאת זאלקווי תקנ"ט והסכמה חדשה.

   Mundschein, Torat Habad p. 117-119, # 39; EJ; CD-EPI 0171005
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Other:    Holocaust
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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