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Lot #    14160
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 11:50:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Hok le-Yisrael
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Hasidim - Kabbalah - Liturgy] R. Hayyim Vital
City    Zhitomir
Publisher    Hananiah Lippa & Joshua Heschel Shapira
Publication Date    1855-65
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   5 volumes, 183:114 mm., nice margins, light damp and age staining, old hands, stamps. A very good copy bound in modern boards.
          
Paragraph 1    Mixed set - Berishit - 1855, 246 ff.; Shemot - 1855, 238 ff.; Vayikrah - 1857, 236 ff.; Bamidbar - 1861, 216 ff.; Devarim - 1865, 246 ff.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Hayyim Vital, the foremost of the disciples of the Ari zl, 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.

In 1847 the Shapira printing press was established by the three brothers Hanina Lipa, Aryeh Leib, and Joshua Heschel Shapira, sons of Samuel Abraham Abba Shapira, the printer in Slavuta. Until 1862 this was one of the only two Hebrew presses the Russian government permitted to operate in the whole of Russia, the other being in Vilna. This press had 18 hand presses and four additional large presses. In 1851 Aryeh Leib broke away and established his own printing press in Zhitomir. In these two establishments only sacred books of every kind were printed. During the years 185864 the press of the two brothers printed a beautiful edition of the Babylonian Talmud together with the Halakhot of R. Isaac Alfasi, and a beautiful edition of the Jerusalem Talmud.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Bible:    Checked
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica