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Lot #    35139
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 1:10:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Nifla'ot ha-Zohar
Title (Hebrew)    נפלאות הזהר
Author    [Kabbalah] R. Judah (Yidel) Rosenberg
City    Montreal
Publisher    City Printing Co.
Publication Date    1927
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 162 pp., 4°, 277:205 mm., usual light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in the original wrappers.
   Compilation and translation of stories in the book of the Zohar by R. Judah Yidel Rosenberg (1864-1936) was born in Poland. A Rabbi, prolific writer, and Torah scholar he served as rabbi of Tarlow, Lodz, and Warsaw where he was a Rabbinic Judge. In 1913 he immigrated to Canada, where he was active part in the Jewish community. At first he served as a rabbi in Toronto and, toward the end of his life, in Montreal. Initially, he published novellae and discussions on the Talmud, responsa, and halakhic rulings of period interest. Through the years he authored a compilation and translation of the book of the Zohar, a work that has become a classic still in use today. He published books on medical remedies and Amulets. However it is his activities for the religious youth, by enriching the religious library with historical literature in Hebrew and Yiddish using simple vocabulary suitable for the youth that brought him fame. His most famous books are the ones with historical stories that he claimed to have discovered in ancient manuscripts in the old imperial library in Metz. Most of the books were published in Hebrew and Yiddish as well. Many doubt the validity of these manuscripts, many articles were written against these books, indeed, a whole book was published opposing the famous stories of the Maharal of Prague which he printed.
Paragraph 2    בו נקבצו [נכתבו בעברית]... כל המעשיות והספורים מן ספר הזהר הקדוש... צויתי להעתיקו גם לשפת אידית... חובר מאתי... [יהודה] יודל ראזענבערג החופ"ק מאנטריאל, קאנאדא... העתקה לשפת אידית נעשה ע"י הרב... בנימין גרינבערג מווארשע, כעת רב בנויארק.

שער נוסף ביידיש. בעמ' 159 כותב המחבר: וסידרתי אותו [ספר זהר תורה, תרפ"ד-תר"ץ; תרפ"ז. למעלה: זוהר. ]... בשמנה חלקים, שמלבד חמשת החלקים על התורה יבא עוד חלק ששי על ספר תהלים, וחלק שביעי על שיר השירים משלי וקהלת, וחלק שמיני שהוא זה הספר "נפלאות הזהר"... 162 עמ'.

   CD-EPI 0177997; EJ
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica