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Lot #    12495
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 11:14:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Evel Kaved
Title (Hebrew)    אבל כבד
Author    [Hasidim - Only Ed.] R. Abraham ben Israel Teomim
City    Lemberg
Publisher    Michael Peramba
Publication Date    1851
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [20] ff., octavo, 230:175 mm., nice margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Eulogy for R. Shalom Joseph ben Israel Friedmann, R. Abraham ben Israel Teomim. R. Shalom Joseph belonged to the Ruzhin Hasidic dysnasty. He was the eldest son of R. Israel Ruzhin (Friedmann,1797–1850), who in turn was a great-grandson of R. Dov Baer, the Maggid of Mezhirech. R. Israel’s father was R. Sholom Shachne of Prohobist, son of R. Abraham ha-Malach, so known because of his separation from material comforts. R. Shalom Joseph (1813–1851) made Sadgora his center, but died in Leipzig only ten months after the death of his father. His son R. Isaac (1834–1896) was the founder of the Buhusi dynasty and was the main propagator of Hasidism in Rumania. His brothers and their descendants founded Hassidic dynasties, among them Sadigura, Chortkov, Husiyatan, Boyan, Buhush, and Vasloi. Rav Yisroel's father was Rav Sholom Shachne of Prohobist, who was a son of R' Avrohom "HaMalach" (He was given this name because of his separation from material comforts).

The title is from evel kaved (“grievous mourning,” Genesis 50:11). The text of the title page states that it is a bitter “voice of trembling we have heard [from afar] fear, and not of peace” (cf. Jeremiah 30:5). It refers to R. Shalom with great praise, noting that he was holy from birth, of holy seed, of the great R. Israel of Ruzhin. It is dated, “the fear יראת (611 = 1851) of the Lord is his treasure” (cf. Isaiah 33:6). There is an introduction from the author and then the eulogy, in two columns in rabbinic type. Excepting folios 6-7 the volume is unfoliated.

Paragraph 2    הוא מספד תמרורים על... הרב... שלום [יוסף] ... בכור... הרב... ישראל [פרידמאן] זצלה"ה מרוזין (אמרתי להעלות על ספר... אנכי... אברהם תאומים אבד"ק זבארז). בשנת י'ר'א'ת' ד' אוצרו

בלא ספירת דפים, מלבד דף [2] שמסומן: כט, ודפים [7-6] שסומנו: ה,ו. דף [20-6]: ומצאתי את עצמי מחיוב [!] להסבר... על הדבר אשר הרימותי ידי לעת הזאת... לקרוא לבכי ולמספד ולא כן שנינו במשנה ... דלא יעורר על מתו ולא יספדנו למד יום קודם הרגל...

   Vin Lemberg 1051; CD-EPI 0182000
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Other:    Eulogies
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica