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Lot #    7386
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 1:04:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Chassidus
Title (Hebrew)    חסידות
Author    [Ms. - Chabad - Kabbalah]
City    [Russia - Poland]
Publication Date    c. 1800
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   38 ff., 189:111 mm., light age and damp staining, ink on paper, neat Ashkenazi script, 25-30 lines per page, bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
   Chassidic and kabbalistic discourses in Chabad teachings.

Chabad was founded by R. Shneur Zalman of Lyady, a disciple of R. Dov Baer the maggid of Mezhirich and of R. Menahem Mendel of Vitebsk. When R. Menahem Mendel emigrated to Erez Israel (1777), R. Shneur Zalman replaced him as leader of the Hasidim of Belorussia; it was then that he began to formulate his specific doctrine, which he embodied in his work Likkutei Amarim, also known as Tanya (Slavuta, 1796). His thesis develops a systematic theosophical doctrine on the conceptions of G-d and the world and of man and his religious obligations, based on the Kabbalah of R. Isaac Luria in its original form combined with the Hasidism of the Ba'al Shem Tov and especially that of the maggid of Mezhirich. Habad stresses intellectuality, hence its name Hokhmah, Binah, Da'at ("Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge"), and thus emphasizes Torah study.

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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Book
Kind of Judaica