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Lot #    5131
Auction End Date    7/15/2003 11:46:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Shulchan Arukh Ha'Rav
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [First Ed. - Chabad] R. Shnuer Zalman of Liady
City    Kopys
Publisher    Yaffa Brothers
Publication Date    1816
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition on blue paper. [1], 2-164, 169-250, [2]; 23 f., 8 vo., 195:114 mm., initial and final few f. expertly resored not affecting text, wide margins. A very good copy bound in modern calf noardds.
          
Detailed
Description
   Part three of the Shulchan Arukh. R. Schneer Zalman of Liady (17451813), the founder of Chabad Chasidism 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 Chasidism from R. Dov Baer the Maggid of Mezhirech, leader of the Chassidic 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. Schneer 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" (1814-16). Though not a chasidic work, it representsas the Maggid had intendeda great halakhic achievement. It evidences R. Schneer Zalman's superb Hebrew style, his ability to provide lucid explanation, and profundity without complexity. It became an authoritative halakhic source among observant Jews.
          
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Reference
Description
   Mundschein, Sifrei Ha'Halacha, p. 38-39, # 1.3; CD-EPI 0181042; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Blue Paper:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
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