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Lot #    14195
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 12:07:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Vikuah ha-Hassidut
Title (Hebrew)    ויכוח החסידות
Author    [Only Ed. - Kabbalah - Polemic]
City    Drogobych
Publisher    A. H. Zupnik
Publication Date    1895
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 23 pp., octavo, 183:127 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy not bound.
   Discussion between a mitnagid and a hasid (Ephrati and Aztai), proponents and opponents of Hasidut and on the Kabbalah of the Ari. The title page that it is concerns the establishing, planting and great writings of the sages of their community, whose books are desired and longed for, choice and desirable, in a pleasant language to arouse the heart of the reader to delight in our Torah. With his great wisdom and understanding spirit he helps perfect the complete soul, allusions to goodly wisdom, expressed with the words of our sages, he explains their sayings. It further informs that his discourses instruct as to knowledge of the Kabbalah, including the peshat together with numerous allusions learned from the Ari. It is dated, “the ear tests words אוזן מלין תבחן (654 = 1894)” (Job 34:3). The verso has a warning against unauthorized reprinting from the person who brought the work to press (unidentified) and then an introduction based on I Samuel 1:1-3, beginning, “And there was a certain man of Ramathaim-Zophim . . . an Ephrathite. . . . And this man went out of his city yearly to” to see the face of the King. Printed with Vikuah ha-Hassidut is Perush Devorim ha-Kadmonim (and there is no Midrash without something novel). At the end of the valume are errata.
Paragraph 2    הדברים ... יסדם ... וחברם ... חכם קהלתנו, רב ומפורסם ... לקחיו ... יחזקו החסידות, וכל דרושיו הם ... בקבלה ... מלימודי האר"י ... בשער גם: בשנת א'ו'ז'ן' מ'ל'י'ן' ת'ב'ח'ן' [תרנ"ד].
   BE vav 156; CD-EPI 0131560
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica