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Lot #    11020
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 1:39:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Siddur Tefilah
Title (Hebrew)    סדר תפלה עם תורה אור
Author    [Habad - Liturgy] R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
City    Vilna
Publisher    Widow and Brothers Romm
Publication Date    1910
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1], 188, [40], 49, [8], 75, [2] ff., 200:135 mm., usual age staining, somewhat shaken. A good copy loose in the original blind tooled half leather boards, rubbed.
   The Habad siddur with liturgies for the entire year. Includes full Haggadah, Pirkei Avot, and the commentary on liturgy Derekh Hayyim.

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    תפלות ישראל עפ"י נוסח... האר"י ז"ל. עם כל הדינים והמנהגים כאשר יסד... ר' שניאור זלמן זצ"ל מק"ק לאדי... ובהוצאה זאת הוסרו כל השבושים... והוגה... גם נלוה עליו תורה אור, מראה מקומות לפסוקי תנ"ך... קריאות והפטרות לשלש רגלים וחוה"מ ור"ח, חנוכה ופורים ותעניתים[!]... סליחות... תפלות לעצירת גשמים ולרבוי גשמים... הרחמן לבהמ"ז [לברכת המזון] של ברית מילה.

שני שערים. השער הראשון קצר: סדר תפלה עם תורה אור, עם שער הכולל... נוסח חב"ד.

   CD-EPI 0312576; Yudlov in Siddur, p. 359, # 183; EJ
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica