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Lot #    13972
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 10:17:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hok le-Yisrael
Title (Hebrew)    חק לישראל
Author    [Kabbalah - Hasidim] R. Hayyim Vital
City    Slavuta
Publisher    Samuel Abraham Shapira
Publication Date    1832
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   5 volumes, 188:114 mm., nice margins, light damp and age staining, old hands, stamps. A very good copy loose in later boards.
   R. Hayyim Vital, the foremost of the disciples of the Ari z”l, advocated textual study as a means to mystical contemplation. Thus, this work, intended for study each morning, is a compendium of the Parasha of the week with parts of the prophets and various Mishnayot, sections of Talmud, halakhot for each day of the year, and Kabbalistic literature.

R. Moses Shapira, son of the zaddik R. Phinehas b. Abraham of Korets, founded the Slavuta printing press, in 1791. Later his two sons, R. Samuel Abraham and R. Phinehas, took over the administration of the press. Three editions of the Babylonian Talmud, an edition of the Bible (with commentaries), the Zohar, and many other religious works, especially chasidic literature, were all produced handsomely and with great care by the press. In 1836 the press was closed down when the owners were arrested for the alleged murder of a worker who had supposedly denounced them for printing books without permission from the censor. Slavuta imprints are rare as they were consistently and continuously used by Hasidim, causing extreme wear and the destruction of many copies.

Paragraph 2    הסכמות (בחלק א): ר' מרדכי ב"ר מנחם נחום [טווערסקי], טשארנאביל, ז אדר א תקצ"ב; ר' חיים הכהן רפאפורט, אוסטרהא, ח אייר תקצ"ב; ר' אפרים [ב"ר אריה ליבוש וואהל], סדילקאב, ב של ראש-חודש אייר תקצ"ב.

חלק א: ספר בראשית. [6], רסו, [1] דף. חלק ב: ספר שמות. רנח דף. חלק ג: ספר ויקרא. רלב דף. חלק ד: ספר במדבר. רל דף. עד דף קפו נדפס דף על דף מן ההוצאה הקודמת; מדף קפו ואילך שונה הסדר ופירוש ברטנורה למשנה ניתן בשלימותו. חלק ה: ספר דברים. [2], רנו, [2] דף.

   CD-EPI 0133319; EJ
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Blue Paper:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica