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Lot #    12896
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 10:02:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Dereh Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)    דרך חיים ותוכחת מוסר השכל
Author    [Habad] R. Dov Ber Schneerson
City    Kopys (Kopyst)
Publisher    Israel b. Isaac Jaffa
Publication Date    c. 1819
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Second edition. [5], 189 ff., 170:102 mm., blue paper, usual; light age staining, initial and final 2 ff. expertly restored affecting single letters. A good copy bound in modern half leather boards.
   Hasidic discourse on liturgy by the son of the founder of the Habad Hasidim. R. Dov Ber Schneerson (1773–1827), the eldest son of R. Shneur Zalman, became after his father's death in 1813 the leader of the majority of his father's Hasidim. He settled in the little town of Lubavich, which became the center of Habad. Under R. Dov Ber's leadership, the Habad approach was strengthened and deepened. His blend of intellect and mysticism is expressed in his clear and profound commentaries on his father's works. He was a prolific writer and wrote many works, the majority being explanations of diverse subjects, among them Kunteres ha-Hitpa'alut (1876; Tractate on Ecstasy, 1963), according to his systematized Habad Hasidism. At the same time he supported the idea of productivization in Jewish economy, and encouraged his Hasidim to take up manual occupations. He also persuaded all the Habad Hasidim in Erez Israel to settle in Hebron (1820) which became the Habad center there. Dov Baer was imprisoned for a time because of accusations against him by an informer, but was released on the 10th of Kislev, which is celebrated as a holiday among Habad Hasidim. He passed on in Nezhin in Ukraine.
Paragraph 2    ... אשר הועתק מגוף כי"ק [כתב יד קדשו] של כבוד אדמו"ר... ר' דוב בער שיחי' (ב"ר שניאור זלמן זצ"ל). והוא חלק שלישי משער התשובה בשנת א'זן שומע'ת ת'וכח'ת חי'י'ם' [תקע"ט], מן ההוצאה הקודמת. נייר כחול. גם שני היודין שבתיבות "חיים" שבפרט צריכים להיות מובלטים. עיין: א. מ. הברמן, שערי חב"ד-עלי עי"ן, ירושלים תש"ח-תשי"ב, עמ' 300, מס' 27. שם גם על טעותם של צדנר ובן-יעקב. ואכן בהוצאה הבאה העתיק מדפיס זה את הפרט של הוצאה זו והבליט את היודין.
   CD-EPI 0181099; Habermann, Habad 27; Vin Kopys 86
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Blue Paper:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica