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Lot #    16401
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:55:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    La-Hasidim Mizmor
Title (Hebrew)    לחסידים מזמור
Author    [Music - Hasidim] Meir Shimon ben Eliezer Geshuri
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Ha-Tichyah
Publication Date    1936
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 166, [2] pp. octavo 242:165 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards.
   A collection of literature, stories, and biographies relating to Hasidim and their music by Meir Shimon ben Eliezer Geshuri. The title page states that it was published at the expense of one who loves Hasidic music. Below is an illustration of a harp. A table of contents lists thirty one entries, including a bibliography. Among the subjects are R. Israel, Admor of Modzhitz; zimra of Zion; the history of Hasidic tunes; Hasidic dance; Torah novellae on nigunnim; and ha-Admor ha-magan from Colov. The second part of La-Hasidim Mizmor, numbers 22-28, is on zemirot for Shabbat and includes Kabbalah and Hasidut; R. Israel Ba’al Shem Tov; and R.Pinhas of Koretz. A separate entry (29) is on music and Kabbalah. The articles are written by various individuals, but all the Shabbat articles are by Meir Geshuri. The text, in a single column in square letters. Several articles are accompanied by musical notations and there are several small portrait photographs.

Meir Shimon ben Eliezer Geshuri, (1897–1977), writer on music. Born in Myslowitz, Silesia, Geshuri went to Erez Israel in 1920. He was active in the founding of the Ha-Po'el ha-Mizrahi, but his main interest was research into Jewish music, particularly hasidic song. He was one of the founders of the Israel Institute for Sacred Music (1958). Geshuri was the author of numerous articles and published his main researches in Ha-Niggun ve-ha-Rikkud ba-Hasidut (3 vols., 1956–59). A bibliography of his writings was edited by B. M. Cohen in 1966.

Paragraph 2    מאסף ספרותי ואמנותי לנגינה דתית-עממית של החסידים עם תוי- נגינה. תמונות ופכסימיליוח של אישי החסידות. ערוך בידי מ. ש. גשור' ...
   BE lamed 350; CD-EPI 0124634
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Music:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica