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Lot #    12605
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 12:07:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Likkutei Amarim (Tanya); Iggeret ha-Kodesh
Title (Hebrew)    לקוטי אמרים (תניא); אגרת הקודש
Author    [Habad] R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
City    Lemberg
Publisher    Sucher Back
Publication Date    1858
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [60]; [33] ff., 160:104 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, restored.
   R. Shneur Zalman of Liady (1745–1813), the founder of Habad 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    והוא כולל שלושה חלקים... (זה זמן לא כביר אשר נדפס גם במדינתנו... אבל... נחסר בהדפוס שני פרקים משער היחוד והאמונה פרק יא וי"ב ... ומלאתי את החסרון) הובא לדפוס ע"י... ר' יעקב אריה רייזליר בהרב... ר' אברהם רייזליר. שנת ת'ר'ח'י'

מעבר לשער: דברי המדפיס... ישכר בהרב... ר' אברהם ב"ק. יש טפסים עם שער שונה, שנשמטו ממנו שם המדפיס ושנת הדפוס וכן "דברי המדפיס". שם המביא לבית הדפוס בשער זה: יעקב יהודא רייזליר.

אגרת הקודש ... [ובראשו] השמטה מספר תניא (פרק יא... יב) משער היחוד והאמונה. הובא לבית הדפוס ע"י... ר' יעקב יהודא רייזליר בהמנוח... ר' אברהם רייזליר.

על-פי "זולצבאך תקמ"ז". הוצאה זו באה להשלים הוצאת 1857 Lemberg של ספר לקוטי אמרים.

   Mundschein, Tanya 21, 15; CD-EPI 0170989, 0170963
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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