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Lot #    16719
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 1:32:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Likkutei Torah ve-ha-Shas
Title (Hebrew)    לקוטי תורה והש'ס
Author    [The R. Moses Samuel Glasner Copy - Kabbalah]
City    Lemberg
Publisher    U. W. Salat
Publication Date    1877
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [4], 209 ff., 248:178 mm., wide margins, light age staining, old hands, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather boards, rubbed. Unrecorded extra title.
Paragraph 1    With handwritten dedication by R. Moses Samuel Glasner (1856–1924), rabbi in Hungary and Transylvania, to R. Moses David Sofer, son of R. Hayyim Sofer (d.1882). R. Glasner, a great-grandson of R. Moshe Sofer, was born in Pressburg. From 1878 until 1923, when he settled in Erez Israel, he was the rabbi of Klausenburg. He was one of the two Orthodox rabbis in Hungary (the other being Moses Aryeh Roth) who joined the Zionist movement and Mizrachi, and at the founding convention of Mizrachi (Pressburg, 1904) he spoke out against the Orthodox Hungarian rabbis for their attacks upon Zionism and the Mizrachi. He propagated the Zionist idea in speeches and writings among Orthodox circles. He also published several halakhic works (Or Bahir, 1908; Halakhah le-Moshe, 1912; Dor Revi'i, 1921) and a work on the aggadah, Shevivei Esh (1903). In Jerusalem, he took part in the educational and cultural activities of Mizrachi and was especially close to Rabbi A. I. Kook.

The inscription was made between 1877 (book print date) and 1882 (passing of R. Hayyim Sofer who is refered to as living.)

   Kabbalistic and hasidic commentary to Genesis by R. Isaac Eizik b. Issachar Dov Baer Eichenstein (1804–1872), hasidic rebbe of the Zhidachov dynasty. R. Isaac Eizik, although a follower of a number of the great hasidic leaders of his generation, was primarily a devoted disciple of his uncle R. Zevi Hirsch. R. Isaac Eizik wrote hasidic works which are firmly based on a kabbalistic foundation and serve as a kind of bridge between Hasidism and Kabbalah. R. Isaac Eizik's sons and grandsons, who were rabbis and communal leaders in several places, continued the tradition of the dynasty, and were admorim in several centers.

The works of R. Isaac Eizik include: Likkutei Maharia (1890), on Yalkut Shimoni; Likkutei Torah ve-ha-Shas (1886). M. Braver's Pe'er Yizhak (1928) treats of his life and work. The entire Zhidachov dynasty is covered in I. Craker's Eser Kedushot (1906), and R. Mahler's Ha-Hasidut ve-ha-Haskalah (1961), which contains an index.

Paragraph 2    אשר חובר מאת ... ר' יצחק אייזיק מזידיטשוב זללה"ה ...
   EJ; L. Jung (ed.), Men of the Spirit (1964), 459–66; CD-EPI 0120533
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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