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Lot #    19300
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 11:27:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ateret Rosh
Title (Hebrew)    עטרת ראש
Author    [Habad] R. Dov Ber Schneerson
City    Johannisburg
Publisher    A. Gansherovski
Publication Date    [1860]
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   70 ff., 185:114 mm., usual light age staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather boards, rubbed.
   Habad teachings on the High Holidays as related by R. Dov Ber Schneerson son of the Habad founder R. Schnuer Zalman of Liady. This copy of Ateret Rosh contains the latter version of the final 2 ff. omitting the printer's name.

R. Dov Ber Schneerson (1773–1827), the eldest son of R. Shneur Zalman, became after his father's death in 1813 the leader of the majority of his father's Hasidim. He settled in the little town of Lubavich, which became the center of Habad. Under R. Dov Ber's leadership, the Habad approach was strengthened and deepened. His blend of intellect and mysticism is expressed in his clear and profound commentaries on his father's works. He was a prolific writer and wrote many works, the majority being explanations of diverse subjects, among them Kunteres ha-Hitpa'alut (1876; Tractate on Ecstasy, 1963), according to his systematized Habad Hasidism. At the same time he supported the idea of productivization in Jewish economy, and encouraged his Hasidim to take up manual occupations. He also persuaded all the Habad Hasidim in Erez Israel to settle in Hebron (1820) which became the Habad center there. Dov Baer was imprisoned for a time because of accusations against him by an informer, but was released on the 10th of Kislev, which is celebrated as a holiday among Habad Hasidim. He passed on in Nezhin in Ukraine.

Paragraph 2    מדבר בענין ר"ה ויו"כ [ראש השנה ויום כפור] בכלל ובפרט בביאור ענין מלכיות זכרונות ושופרות ומצורף לזה דרוש לשבת שובה... ועוד דרושים יקרים על ענין ר"ה ועי"ת [ראש השנה ועשרת ימי תשובה]... הועתק מגוף כת"י [כתב יד]... אדמו"ר... ר' דוב בער שי'... כמש"נ [כמו שנדפס] בקאפוסט בשנת תקפ"א לפ"ק.

המלים "בקאפוסט", "תקפ"א" באותיות בולטות. "כמש"נ בקאפוסט בשנת תקפ"א" - על-פי ההוצאה הראשונה שנדפסה שם. מקום הדפוס ושמו של המו"ל והמדפיס נדפסו בעמוד האחרון. ראינו טופס ששני דפיו האחרונים סודרו מחדש וסומנו: [1], ע, ומעמודו האחרון הושמט המקום ושם המדפיס.

   Habermann, Shaarei Chabad 194; CD-EPI 0181114; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica