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Lot #    9371
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 1:10:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Keter Shem Tov
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    R. Aharon ben Zevi ha-Kohen of Apta
City    Podgorze
Publisher    Saul Hananiah Deutscher
Publication Date    1898
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1], 23; [1], 26 ff., 180:140 mm., light age staining. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Important collection of tales and stories of the marvelous deeds of the Baal Shem Tov, as well as his recorded sayings, assembled from the works of his talmidim. Keter Shem Tov was prepared by R. Aharon ben Zevi ha-Kohen of Apta. The title page notes that much of the contents are from the books of R. Jacob Joseph ben Zevi Ha-Kohen Katz Of Polonnoye (d.c. 1782), the Baal Shem Tovs leading disciple. Those works are Toledot Yaakov Yosef, Ben Porat Yosef, and Zafenat Paneah. Keter Shem Tov was brought to press by R. Zevi Hirsch ben Moses Lindenbaum, who writes that although Keter Shem Tov has often been printed many of the printers of the early editions of this holy work omitted material. This edition, in contrast, is complete. Keter Shem Tov is in two parts, each with its own title page. The first part has an approbation from R. Menahem Mendel of Liska, R. Solomon of Karlin, and R. Abraham Moses of Prosvarsk. Below is the testament of the Baal Shem Tov. The text follows in two columns in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words. The title page and arrangement of the text of part two are like that of part one.
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   BE caph 775; CD-EPI 0139460
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica