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Lot #    10444
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 10:06:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Birkat David
Title (Hebrew)    ברכת דוד
Author    [Hasidim - Kabbalah] R. Abraham David Wahrman
City    Lemberg
Publisher    Jihdas Rosanes
Publication Date    1845
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [2], 182 ff., 235:187 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining, few minor wormholesin margin of final few ff., stamps and old hands on title and final. A very good copy bound in later half leather and cloth boards, rubbed.
   Hasidic and kabbalistic commentary on Genesis.

R. Abraham David b. Asher Anschel Wahrman (c. 1771–1840), hasidic rabbi, was born in Nadvornaya, Ukraine. He was a disciple of R. Levi Isaac of Berdichev and R. Moses Leib of Sasov. He served as rabbi in Jazlowce (Jazlowice) from 1791 and when his father-in-law R. Zevi Hirsch Kro, author of Neta Sha'ashu'im (1829) and av bet din in Buchach, died in 1814, R. Abraham was appointed to his position. While living in Buchach, he began to behave like a zaddik, prayed according to Sephardi custom, and prolonged the morning prayer to noon. Scholars in the town opposed him, but many gathered round him in order to enjoy his teachings and blessings. He trained many disciples and wrote the following important halakhic and hasidic works: Da'at Kedoshim, in three parts (part one 1871); Mahazeh Avraham (1876); Tefillah le-David (1876); Divrei Avot (1879); Eshel Avraham (1931); and Divrei David (1892).

Paragraph 2    על חמשה חומשי תורה [שחיבר ... הרב ... ר' אברהם דוד ני' אב"ד דק"ק ביטשאטש] ...

פשטים בדרך החסידות על בראשית. דף קפ, א - קפב, א: דרוש למסכת פסחים. בשער: דפוס Jihdas Rosanis, תקס"ה, 1800[!]. שמה של המדפיסה ושני התאריכים (הסותרים זה את זה) מזויפים. תאריך ההדפסה האמיתי נרמז בחתימת המביא לדפוס שבסוף הספר, בה מודגשות המלים 'תהלה לאלהי דוד', דהיינו תר"ה. ראינו טופס נוסף (באוסף נ' בן-מנחם), בו נוסח השער: ספר ברכת דוד על חמשה חומשי תורה שחיבר ... הרב ... ר' אברהם דוד ני' אב"ד דק"ק ביטשאטש שנת תקס"ה לפ"ק (זה השער כולו). בטופס הראשון נשמטו מהשער שמו של המחבר ורוב תארי הכבוד.

   CD-EPI 0130336; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica