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Lot #    35262
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 1:55:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Siddur Tefilah
Title (Hebrew)    סדר תפלה עם תורה אור
Author    [Habad - Liturgy] R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
City    Vilna (Vilnius)
Publisher    Romm
Publication Date    1934
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   358, [15]-42, [80] pp.; 49, [8], 65 [i.e.70], [7] ff., 206:137 mm., usual age staining, made up copy, majority wide margins, made up ff. wormed and shorter. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   The Habad siddur with liturgies for the entire year. Includes full Haggadah, Pirkei Avot, and the commentary on liturgy Derekh Hayyim.

R. Shneur Zalman of Liady (1745–1813), the founder of Chabad Hasidism. He was according to family traditions born in Liozna, Belorussia, on the 18th of Elul. After his marriage in 1760 he devoted himself to Torah study. Concluding that he knew "a little about learning, but nothing about prayer" in 1764 he decided to learn about Hasidism from R. Dov Baer the Maggid of Mezhirech, leader of the Hasidic movement. In Mezhirech he became one of the inner circle of the Maggid's pupils. Although he was one of the youngest pupils, the Maggid had a high opinion of him, and in 1770 delegated to him the task of composing a new and up-to-date Shulhan Arukh. R. Shneur Zalman worked on this book for many years, but published only small parts of it. About one-third was printed posthumously (the rest had been destroyed by fire) and is known as the "Shulhan Arukh of the Rav" (1814). Though not a chasidic work, it represents - as the Maggid had intended - a great halakhic achievement. It evidences R. Shneur Zalman's superb Hebrew style, his ability to provide lucid explanation, and profundity without complexity. It became an authoritative halakhic source among observant Jews.

Paragraph 2    ... על פי נוסח האר"י ז"ל, עם כל הדינים והמנהגים, כאשר יסד... ר' שניאור זלמן ז"ל מק"ק לאדי... כפי שנדפס... גם התורה אור... כמו בווילנא תרמ"ז, תרמ"ט. וגם חלק השני כאשר נדפס... רק השערי תפלה והשלמות והוספות והשמטות נשמטו מכאן.

שני שערים. השער הראשון: סדר תפלה עם תורה אור ועם שערי תפלה... נוסח חב"ד. חלק שני לא ראינו. הוצאה קודמת: תרפ"ד. ד"ס.

   CD-EPI 0312642; Yudlov in Siddur, p. 373-4, # 228-229 (variants); EJ
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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