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Lot #    16678
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 1:12:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Haggadah Shel Pesah
Title (Hebrew)    הגדה של פסח ע'פ דברי חיים
Author    [Hasidim - Second Ed.] R. Hayyim Halberstam
City    Nagyvarad (Oradea Mare)
Publisher    Isaac Friedman
Publication Date    193?
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Second edition. 72 pp., 230:153 mm., usual age staining, wide margins. A good copy loose in the original paper title wrappers. Very rare.
          
Detailed
Description
   Haggadah with the commentary of R. Hayyim b. Arye Loeb Halberstam (1793–1876), founder of the Zanz hasidic dynasty, born in Tarnogrod. As a youth Hayyim was brought to R. Jacob Isaac the hozeh ("seer") of Lublin who strongly influenced him and he became a Hasid; he studied under R. Naphtali of Ropczyce and R. Zevi Hirsch of Zhidachov. R. Hayyim also studied with R. Zevi Hirsch of Rymanow, R. Shalom Rokeah of Belz, and R. Israel of Ruzhin. In 1830 he was appointed rabbi of Nowy Sacz (Zanz). R. Hayyim administered his yeshivah in the best scholarly tradition of the old-style yeshivot in Poland. He would not permit his pupils to cultivate Hasidism until a late stage. Thus both Hasidim and mitnaggedim were attracted to his yeshivah. Known as strict in matters of learning and observance, he conducted his "court" modestly and discreetly and avoided the splendor and luxury customary at the "courts" of other zaddikim in that period. R. Hayyim wrote: Divrei Hayyim (Zolkiew, 1864), on ritual purity and divorce laws; responsa Divrei Hayyim (Lemberg, 1875), and Divrei Hayyim (Munkacz, 1877), hasidic sermons on Torah and the festivals. His works reveal a profound knowledge of the Talmud and commentaries, the midrashim, and medieval philosophical literature. He quotes widely from R. Judah Halevi's Kuzari, Maimonides, Nahmanides, and R. Abraham ibn Daud. From later literature, he cites R. Isaiah Horowitz, R. Judah Loew of Prague, the prayer book of R. Jacob Emden, and his teachers in Kabbalah and Hasidism. An opponent of asceticism, R. Hayyim was an exponent of the ecstatic mode of prayer and developed the hasidic melody. In his writings he emphasized the duty of charity and criticized zaddikim who lived luxuriously.
          
Paragraph 2    עם פירוש דברי חיים, גם על ספירת העומר ושיר השירים מכבוד ... מרן רבינו חיים האלברשטאם זצלה"ה ... האבדק"ק צאנז ... ונלוה לזה בסופו פנינים ... [מאת] רבינו יחזקאל שרגא האלברשטאם זצ"ל ... האבד"ק שינאווא ...

הגדה דומה יצאה באותה שנה בבילגורייא. ראה: ,Hebrew Union College Dictionary catalog of the Klau library, Boston 1964, v. 16, p. 68. לא ראינו ספר זה

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0187206 (unseen); EJ; M. Buber, Tales of the Hasidim, 2 (1963), pp. 208–15; H. Rabinowicz, The World of Hasidim (1970), p. 227
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
Haggadah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
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