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Lot #    10613
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 12:56:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Erez ha-Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)    ארץ החיים
Author    [First Ed. - Hasidim - Kabbalah - Psalms]
City    Chernovtsy
Publisher    Johan Eckhardt u. Sohn
Publication Date    1861
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [2], 30 ff., 198:163 mm., wide margins, blue paper, light age staining, expert repair to title affecting several letters and border. A very good copy bound in modern half leather and cloth boards.
   In two parts: (1) a homiletic commentary on the Psalms, Prophets and Hagiographa, and (2) novellae on the treatise Berakot.

R. Hayyim b. Solomon Tyrer of Czernowitz (c. 1760–1816), was born near Buchach, Galicia. A disciple of R. Jehiel Michael of Zloczow, he later served as rabbi in Mogilev, Kishinev, Czernowitz and district, and Botosani. He had a profound knowledge of rabbinical literature and mysticism, was an eloquent preacher and a talented writer. He did much to spread Hasidism and opposed the spread of Haskalah in Rumania. His resistance to certain government decrees forced him to relinquish his office in Czernowitz in 1807. In 1813 he emigrated to Erez Israel and settled in Safed.

He wrote the following additional works, which were published in many editions: Be'er Mayim Hayyim (Sudilkov, 1820, with Pentateuch; Czernowitz, 1849) novellae on the Pentateuch, in two parts; Sha'ar ha-Tefillah (Sudilkov, 1825) kabbalistic reflections on prayer; Sidduro shel Shabbat, (Mogilev on the Dnestr, 1813) kabbalistic homilies on Sabbatical subjects.

Paragraph 2    חדושי הלכות ואגדות על מסכת ברכות... מאת... הרב... מוה' חיים זצוקללה"ה שהי' אב"ד בק"ק טשערנאוויץ ובאטישאן... הובא לבית הדפוס ע"י... חיים ליב פאנג בהמנוח מוה' יצחק יעקב ז"ל מסאדאגורא... שני שערים שונים. בשער השני: כש"נ בסלאוויטא. דף [2, ב]: הקדמת המוציא לאור, חיים ליב פאנג.

ליקוטים... בנעים זמירות [תהלים]... ובישע יה [ישעיהו]... ובשיר השירים... ובמגילת אסתר ואיכה... ובדרוש על הגאולה... יצאו ממקור... הרב... מוה' חיים זצוקללה"ה שהי' אב"ד בק"ק טשערנאוויץ ובאטישאן וכמה קהלות ולבסוף ימיו... בארצות החיים ... ובארץ הקדושה... נגנז ארון הקודש... הובא לבית הדפוס ע"י... חיים ליב פאנק בהמנוח מוה' יצחק יעקב ז"ל מסאדאגורא. בהוצאות... מוה' משלם היללער...

   CD-EPI 0137877; 0137887; EJ; JE; Walden, Shem ha-Gedolim he-Hadash, p. 48
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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