23:32:57


[Login]   
[Book List]  

PLEASE NOTE: All bidding for the auction currently underway
at our new website at www.virtualjudaica.com/
.

 
Bidding Information
Lot #    22476
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 1:16:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Likkutei Moharan
Title (Hebrew)    לקוטי מהר'ן
Author    [Hasidim - Kabbalah] R. Nahman of Bratslaw
City    [Lemberg or Zolkiew]
Publication Date    1850?
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Second edition. [1], 81 ff., 230:180 mm., usual light age and damp staining, wide margins, corners turned. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Almost all of the extant Bratslav literature was committed to writing by Reb Nathan b. Naphtali Hertz Sternhartz, the Rebbe's disciple. Reb Nathan served as his scribe and literary secretary, despite the fact that he apparently was not a member of Nahman's most intimate circle. Only after his master's death did he assume a central position in Bratslav Hasidism. The first volume of Reb Nahman's theological teachings, Likkutei Moharan (Ostroy, 1806), was published during his lifetime without rabbinical approbation. The second volume, entitled Likkutei Moharan Tinyana (Mogilev, 1811), appeared posthumously. The tales which he began to relate in his last years (from 1806) are collected in Sippurei Ma'asiyyot (Berdichev, 1815), and constitute a special section of his work. Like his teachings, the tales focus on his major concept - i.e., his own essence and his messianic soul - and there is no doubt that they should be read as allegories relating to various aspects - mainly messianic - of his soul and life. The manuscript of his most esoteric work, which is referred to in Bratslav literature by its fate, Sefer ha-Nisraf ("The Burned Book"), was destroyed by Reb Nahman's orders in 1808. Except for a few hints, its contents are unknown. Another esoteric book has apparently survived in manuscript among the Bratslav Hasidim and is called Sefer ha-Ganuz ("The Hidden Book"), for which "the Messiah will give the interpretation."
          
Paragraph 2    בשער: תקס"ט. קבענו את מקום הדפוס והשנה על-פי ג' שלום, קונטרס אלה שמות, ירושלים תרפ"ח, עמ' 14, מס' 37. נתן צבי קעניג, נוה צדיקים, בני-ברק תשכ"ט, עמ' מא רושם: לעמבערג, תק"ץ בערך. רוזנטאל, יודע ספר, וצעדנר רושמים: קארעץ תקס"ט, דבר שאי-אפשר, שבשער נזכר ר' נחמן בברכת המתים והוא נפטר בשנת תקע"א. על-פי ההוצאה הראשונה, בהשמטת החרוזים.
          
Reference
Description
   Sifrei Ma'haran p. 14, # 37; CD-EPI 0152126; EJ
        
Associated Images
2 Images (Click thumbnail to view full size image):
  Order   Image   Caption
  1   Click to view full size  
  
  2   Click to view full size  
  
  
Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica