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Lot #    14133
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 11:36:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Zemah Zedek
Title (Hebrew)    צמח צדק
Author    [Habad - First Ed.] R. Menahem Mendel Schneersohn
City    Vilna
Publisher    Fine, Rosenkrantz, & Schriftzetzer
Publication Date    1878
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [1 of 2], 292 ff., 336:231 mm., wide margins, light damp staining, old hands and stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and taped.
   Novellae, and expositions to the Mishne by R. Menahem Mendel Schneersohn.

R. Menachem Mendel b. Shalom Shachne Schneersohn (1789–1866), grandson of R. Shneur Zalman (son of his daughter) and son-in-law of R. Dov Baer, became the leader of Chabad after his father-in-law's death. Orphaned while young, he was educated chiefly by his grandfather, and from a very early age began to write on halakhah and Hasidism. He wrote numerous books and sermons, most of which remained in manuscript. He was generally acknowledged as one of the greatest Torah scholars of his day. His responsa Zemah Zedek (1870–74, in honor of which he is referred to as the "Zemah Zedek") is a highly esteemed halakhic work. R. Menahem Mendel greatly assisted the Habad settlers in Hebron. The Russian government accorded him the hereditary title of an honored citizen, and he was acknowledged as one of the leaders of Russian Jewry. He fought the assimilationist policy of the government and the adherents of Haskalah who gave it their support. The year before his death, no longer able to fulfill his manifold duties, he assigned them to his sons.

Paragraph 2    חידושים אליבא דהלכתא על שיתא סדרי משנה וגמרא מאת כ"ק אדמו"ר... מנחם מענדל נבג"מ... מליובאוויטש ( הובא לביה"ד ע"י בניו שי' ובני בניו שי'... הוגה ונסדר ע"י הרב ר' חיים יעקב בר' בנימין [ווידרביץ] ז"ל. והרב ר' שמעון בר' דוד ז"ל).

   CD-EPI 0181010; EJ; J. I. Schneersohn, The Tzemach Tzedek and the Haskala Movement (1962); A. H. Glicenstein, Rabbenu ha-Zemah Zedek (1967).
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica