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Lot #    12751
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 1:20:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shulhan Arukh ha-Rav
Title (Hebrew)    שלחן ערוך הרב
Author    [Habad] R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Alapin
Publication Date    1895
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Five volumes, quarto, 193:130 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining. A very good set bound in later boards.
   The Shulhan Arukh of 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    ד"ס של ווארשא תרל"ט , בהשמטת השער המיוחד מחלק "חשן המשפט" והדפוסת משער ה"השלמה". כן סודרו מחדש שני קונטרסים (22,21) בחלק חשן המשפט, שנשמטו מהם כמה דינים בענין דינא דמלכותא, מוסרים ומומרים. בשולי השער השני של כל חלק, קודם "שטעטטין", נוספה שורה: הפלאטין נעשו בעיר. והמודעה "גם אלה לחכמים", מעבר לשער, הוחלפה ב"הערה". משערי חלק ב-ה הושמטה השורה: בשנת תרכ"ד לפ"ק.
   Mundschein, Zifrei Ha-Halacha shel Admor Ha-Zakan p. 130; EJ; CD-EPI 0181068
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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