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Lot #    12907
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 10:08:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Dereh Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)    דרך חיים ותוכחת מוסר השכל
Author    [Habad] R. Dov Ber Schneerson
City    Jassy
Publisher    Zevi Goldner
Publication Date    1859
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1], 148, [3] ff., 196:120 mm., usual light age staining, initial f. expertly restored in upper margin, wide margins. A very good copy bound in later half cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   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    ... הובא לבית הדפוס ע"י... ר' יצחק משה במוה' שמואל מיאס.

בדף [1] בסוף נוסף: לוח הראשי תיבות. ישנו בהוצאה זו בלבד.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0181101 (lacking final 2 ff.); Habermann, Habad 30; Vin Jassy 33
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica