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Lot #    9199
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 10:26:34 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hok le-Yisra'el
Title (Hebrew)    חק לישראל
Author    [Hasidim - Kabbalah - Liturgy] R. Hayyim Vital
City    Zhitomir
Publisher    Hananiah Lippa & Joshua Heschel Shapira
Publication Date    1856-65
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Mixed set. 5 volumes, 185:117 mm., usual light age and use staining, owner stamps. A good set bound in modern cloth boards.
Paragraph 1    Berishit - 1865, 259 ff.; Shemot - 1861, 238 ff., few wormholes in final few ff.; Vayikrah - 1865, 239 ff.; Bamidbar - 1856, 216 ff.; Devarim - 1861, 231 ff.
   Intended for study each morning, contains excerpts from the Bible, Mishnah, Talmud and Kabalistic literature. R. Vital advocated textual study as a means to mystical contemplation.

In 1847 the Shapira printing press was established by the three brothers Hanina Lipa, Aryeh Leib, and Joshua Heschel Shapira, sons of Samuel Abraham Abba Shapira, the printer in Slavuta. Until 1862 this was one of the only two Hebrew presses the Russian government permitted to operate in the whole of Russia, the other being in Vilna. This press had 18 hand presses and four additional large presses. In 1851 Aryeh Leib broke away and established his own printing press in Zhitomir. In these two establishments only sacred books of every kind were printed. During the years 1858–64 the press of the two brothers printed a beautiful edition of the Babylonian Talmud together with the Halakhot of R. Isaac Alfasi, and a beautiful edition of the Jerusalem Talmud.

Paragraph 2    ... יוסף לחק. גם הוספנו ... ספר עיקר תוי"ט על המשניות ...לכל חלק שני שערים
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica