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Lot #    26392
Auction End Date    3/23/2010 12:14:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Dereh Amunah
Title (Hebrew)    דרך אמונה
Author    [Habad] R. Menahem Mendel Schneersohn
City    Poltava
Publisher    Elijah Akiva Rabinowitz
Publication Date    1912
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [1], 100 ff., quarto, 250:175 mm., wide margins, crisp copy. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth boards, spine rubbed.
   Habad worki on the Ba'al ha-Tanya by his grandson. R. Menachem Mendel b. Shalom Shachne Schneersohn (1789–1866), grandson of R. Shneur Zalman (son of his daughter) and son-in-law of R. Dov Baer, became the leader of Habad after his father-in-law's death. Orphaned while young, he was educated chiefly by his grandfather, and from a very early age began to write on halakhah and Hasidism. He wrote numerous books and sermons, most of which remained in manuscript. He was generally acknowledged as one of the greatest Torah scholars of his day. His responsa Zemah Zedek (1870–74, in honor of which he is referred to as the "Zemah Zedek") is a highly esteemed halakhic work. R. Menahem Mendel greatly assisted the Habad settlers in Hebron. The Russian government accorded him the hereditary title of an honored citizen, and he was acknowledged as one of the leaders of Russian Jewry. He fought the assimilationist policy of the government and the adherents of Haskalah who gave it their support. The year before his death, no longer able to fulfill his manifold duties, he assigned them to his sons.
Paragraph 2    הנקרא ספר החקירה; עשרה מופתים על חדוש העולם בלולה בשמן... אדמו"ר הזקן [ר' שניאור זלמן מלאדי] זי"ע ונלוה דרושים שייכים לזה, ועוד כמה קונטרסים... כל אלה הועתקו והוגהו מגוף כתיבת יד... מרנא ורבנא מנחם מענדל... בעל ספרי צמח צדק... הובא לדפוס במצות ובהשתדלות... נכדיו... נ"ע ושליט"א. בהוצאות הנדיבים שחקוקים שמותם... בפתח השער של ספר דרך מצותיך [פאלטאווא תרע"א]. הוגה ונסדר ע"י המגיה והמסדר של ספר דרך מצותיך [ר' חיים אליעזר ביחובסקי]...

   CD-EPI 0180995; EJ; J. I. Schneersohn, The Tzemach Tzedek and the Haskala Movement (1962); A. H. Glicenstein, Rabbenu ha-Zemah Zedek (1967).
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica