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Bidding Information
Lot #    35295
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 2:08:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Emunat ha-Yihud
Title (Hebrew)    אמונת היחוד
Author    [Habad] R. Abraham Samuel Benjamin Wolf Sofer
City    Przemysl
Publisher    Hayyim Aaron Zapnik & Partners
Publication Date    1871
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [4], 52 ff., 8°, 212:133 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy in contemporary boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   On faith from a Hasidic (Lubavitch) perspective by R. Abraham Samuel Benjamin Wolf Sofer (1815-71). The title page describes Emunat ha-Yihud as pleasant words, enlightening the eyes as sapphires, with beryl filled, with pure gold set. It was brought to press by the author’s son R. Solomon Sofer. At the bottom of the title page, in German, is publication information and a prohibition against reproduction. There are approbations from R. Joseph Saul ha-Levi Nathanson, R. Isaac Schmelkes, and R. Moses ben Joseph Hananiah Lipa Meisels. R. Sofer’s introduction follows and then the text, which is set ina single column in rabbinic type excepting initial words and headers. Emunat ha-Yihud is comprised of sixty four chapters. It is based on the Tanya of R. Shneur Zalman of Lyady (1745–1813), founder of Habad Hasidism and the work of his grandson, R. Menahem Mendel (Zemah Zedek, 1789–1866) and reflects the philosophic approach of Habad Hasidism.
          
Paragraph 2    ... אדניהם החכמה. שעריהם התבונה: קירותיהם המדע. רצפותיהם האמונה: מאתי אברהם סופר מפאלטישען... המביא לבית הדפוס בן המחבר... שלמה... שנת א'ח'י' ע'ם' ה'' ה'א'מ'י'נ'ו' ב'ה'' א'ח'ד' ו'ש'מ'ו' א'ח'ד'

כולל סד פרקים בתורת הקבלה וחב"ד. הסכמות: ר' יוסף שאול הלוי נאטינזאהן, לבוב, א ראה [ת]רכ"ז; ר' יצחק שמעלקיס, פרעמישלא, יט אב תרכ"ז; ר' משה ב"ר יוסף חנניא ליפא מייזילס, פרעמישלא, יט אב תרל"א.

          
Reference
Description
   BE alef 1981; CD-EPI 0153545
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica