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Lot #    8514
Auction End Date    12/7/2004 10:18:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Discourses of the Zemah Zedek
Title (Hebrew)    תורת חב'ד מהצמח צדק
Author    [Ms. - Chabad] R. Menachem Mendel Schneersohn
City    Russia?
Publication Date    19th cent.
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [122] ff., 262:205 mm., light age stainin, wide margins, ink on paper, written by several hands in beautiful Ashkenazic script, bound in contemporary boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Collection of homilies and discourses in Habad theology delivered primarily by the Zemah Zedek.

R. Menachem Mendel b. Shalom Shachne Schneersohn (1789–1866), grandson of R. Shneur Zalman (son of his daughter) and son-in-law of R. Dov Baer, became the leader of Chabad after his father-in-law's death. Orphaned while young, he was educated chiefly by his grandfather, and from a very early age began to write on halakhah and Hasidism. He wrote numerous books and sermons, most of which remained in manuscript. He was generally acknowledged as one of the greatest Torah scholars of his day. His responsa Zemah Zedek (1870–74, in honor of which he is referred to as the "Zemah Zedek") is a highly esteemed halakhic work. R. Menahem Mendel greatly assisted the Habad settlers in Hebron. The Russian government accorded him the hereditary title of an honored citizen, and he was acknowledged as one of the leaders of Russian Jewry. He fought the assimilationist policy of the government and the adherents of Haskalah who gave it their support. The year before his death, no longer able to fulfill his manifold duties, he assigned them to his sons.

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