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Lot #    14056
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 10:58:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Talmud Torah
Title (Hebrew)    תלמוד תורה
Author    [Habad] R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
City    Lvov (Lemberg)
Publisher    Jehudit, wife of Zev Hirsch [Rosanes]
Publication Date    1799
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Second edition. [2], 34 ff., 178:105 mm., usual light age staining, nice margins, stamps, old hands. A very good copy not bound.
   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    מבעל המחבר ספר תניא [לקוטי אמרים, סלאוויטא תקנ"ו-תקנ"ז] כמו שהובא בספר תניא בשם חיבורו תלמוד תורה ... הובא לבית הדפוס ([על- ידי] מוהר"ר נפתלי הירץ במהור"ר דוד ז"ל) ... דפוס יהודית אשת ר' צבי הירש [ראזאניש]

בראשי העמודים: הלכות תלמוד תורה. דף כא-לד: קונטרוס אחרון. על-פי שקלאוו תקנ"ד, בשילוב ההשלמות במקומן.

הסכמות: ר' יוסף ב"ר יעקב יצחק הוך גילערנטיר, זאמושטש, כח אייר תקנ"ט; ר' משה יהודה ליב מק"ק סאסוב, כב למב"י [ז אייר] תקנ"ט.

   Mundschein, Torat Habad p. 6, # 2; CD-EPI 0181179; EJ
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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