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Lot #    22373
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 12:24:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Haggadah Shel Pesah; Tzava’ah
Title (Hebrew)    הגדה של פסח; צוואה
Author    R. Hayyim Eleazar Shapira
City    [Germany]
Publication Date    [1946]
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition of will. 160; 8 pp., 201:138 mm., age, food and wine staining. A good copy bound in the original half cloth and paper boards, rubbed.
Paragraph 1    Printed in Germany after the Holocaust for survivors in the refugee camps.
   Haggadah with commentary by and the final will of R. Hayyim Eleazar Shapira (1872–1937), rabbi of Munkacs from 1913 and hasidic zaddik. He succeeded in combining talmudic dialectics with the ability to reach halakhic decisions and a wide knowledge of Kabbalah and hasidic learning. He had many admirers and many opponents, and exercised great influence over the rabbis of Hungary even after Munkacs (Mukachevo) had passed to Czechoslovakia. Of lively temperament, he intervened in communal affairs beyond his community, and was even more adamant than his ancestors in opposing all innovation. An extremist opponent of Zionism, Mizrachi, and Agudat Israel, he regarded every organization engaged in the colonization of Erez Israel to be inspired by heresy and atheism. Redemption was to be a miraculous phenomenon, and any natural activity, political or colonizing, was liable to lead to a holocaust. He opposed the Balfour Declaration. On the other hand, he supported the "old yishuv" and was the president of the Kolel Munkacs in Jerusalem. In 1930 he visited Palestine, where he met and encouraged the anti-Zionist elements. His Hasidim viewed this journey as an apocalyptical act.

After the example of his father, he called for the maintenance of traditional education and for its financial support. He opposed the Hebrew schools which were established in eastern Czechoslovakia between the two world wars, and condemned the Hebrew secondary school of his town. His struggles were not only ideological, and he occasionally became involved in local disputes with rival zaddikim, waging a campaign of many years with the zaddik of Belz, Issachar Dov Roke'ah, who lived in Mukachevo from 1918 to 1921. His works include Minhat Elazar, responsa (1–4, 1902–30); Divrei Kodesh, sermons (1933); Hamishah Ma'amarot (1922); and Sefer Mashmi'a Yeshu'ah (1919, 1956).

Paragraph 2    הגדה של פסח זכרון צדיקים עם פי' מאמר אגדתא דפסחא... שחיבר... ר' חיים אלעזר שפירא... האבדק"ק מונקאטש...

בין עמ' 1 (השער) לעמ' 3 (התחלת ההקדמה) 2 עמ' חלקים. 120 עמ': ההגדה עם הפירוש. עמ' 160-121, עם שער מיוחד: "מאמר זכרון צדיקים, והוא מילי דהספידא... על הסתלקות... מו"ה אברהם ישכר הכהן [רבינוביץ]... מראדאמסק בשנת תרנ"ב ... אחריו >בשנת תרנ"ג< על הסתלקות אאזמ"ו... מו"ה שלמה שפירא... אבדק"ק מונקאטש... מאתי... חיים אלעזר שפירא".

ההגדה דפוס-צילום של מונקאטש תרצ"ח, עם הדפוסת המקורית. "מאמר זכרון צדיקים" דפוס צילום של הוצאת מונקאטש תרס"ה.

צוואה של... מרן חיים אלעזר שפירא הכ"מ... הגאבדק"ק מונקאטש... ועלה לשמים... יום ב לחודש סיון תרצ"ז...

   CD-EPI 0187609; 0171350; Yudlov 3998; EJ
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Hasidic:    Checked
Haggadah:    Checked
Other:    Will
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica