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Lot #    11083
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 2:53:27 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Imre Bina
Title (Hebrew)    אמרי בינה
Author    [First Ed. - Habad] R. Dov Ber Schneerson
City    Kopys
Publisher    Israel Yaffa
Publication Date    1821
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [2], 21, 56, [1 marked 67], 55-140 ff., 218:169 mm., wide margins, stamp, initial and final 2 ff. with expert paper repairs. A very good copy bound in the modern half leather boards.
   Hasidic discourse on the precepts in Shemah by the son of the founder of the Habad Hasidim. R. Dov Ber Schneerson (1773–1827), the eldest son of R. Shneur Zalman, became after his father's death in 1813 the leader of the majority of his father's Hasidim. He settled in the little town of Lubavich, which became the center of Habad. Under R. Dov Ber's leadership, the Habad approach was strengthened and deepened. His blend of intellect and mysticism is expressed in his clear and profound commentaries on his father's works. He was a prolific writer and wrote many works, the majority being explanations of diverse subjects, among them Kunteres ha-Hitpa'alut (1876; Tractate on Ecstasy, 1963), according to his systematized Habad Hasidism. At the same time he supported the idea of productivization in Jewish economy, and encouraged his Hasidim to take up manual occupations. He also persuaded all the Habad Hasidim in Erez Israel to settle in Hebron (1820) which became the Habad center there. Dov Baer was imprisoned for a time because of accusations against him by an informer, but was released on the 10th of Kislev, which is celebrated as a holiday among Habad Hasidim. He passed on in Nezhin in Ukraine.
Paragraph 2    מיוסד על ענין מצות היחוד אלקו[ת] בפסוק ראשון דק"ש ובשכמל"ו [דקריאת שמע וברוך שם כבוד מלכותו לעולם ועד]... וזהו חלק ראשון הנק[רא] שער הק"ש [הקריאת שמע]... ומצורף לזה חלק השני שער הציצית ושער התפילין... הועתק מגוף כי"ק [כתב יד קודש] כבוד אדמו"ר... מו' דוב בער שי'. מעבר לשער: הקדמה. היות... כבוד אאמו"ר ז"ל [ר' שניאור זלמן בן ברוך] בכל דרשותיו מדי שבת בשבתו...הכל היה לקבוע אחדו[ת] ה' הפשוטה... במוח ולב כל א'... אמרתי... ללקט באמרים מתוך ותמצית דברי קדשו... הנאמרים ונמצאים בכתבים ע"פ [על פסוק] שמע ישראל כו' והוספתי ביאור דברים מאשר נקבע במוחי ולבבי... צויתי להדפיס בפתיח' הכתבי תור[ה] של אאמו"ר הגאון ז"ל שמצאתי בכתובי[ם] אצלי... ע"פ [על פסוק] וידעת היום והשבות כו'... נאום דוב בער באאמו"ר... שניאור זלמן זצ"ל נ"ע.
   Haberman, Shaarei Chabad (Schocken Jubilee Volume)# 7, p.296-7; Vinograd, Kopyst 98 (incorrect pagination); EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Blue Paper:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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