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Lot #    12927
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 10:18:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Orah Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Hayyim ben Menahem Schwarz
City    Berlin
Publisher    Julius Zittenfeld
Publication Date    1872
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. iv, 234 pp. 207:129 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   First edition of this ethical work by R. Hayyim ben Menahem Schwarz. The title page sates that it is, ethical wisdom and instruction (Proverbs 1:2) to instruct Benei Jeshurun in, the way of faith (Psalms 119:30) and fear of the Lord. There is an introduction from R. Schwarz in which he concludes that the reader should excuse him if he finds anything from another source not properly attributed, followed by three paragraphs in which he addresses that issue. The text, set in a single column in square letters, is comprised two parts, each made up of a series of essays on related subjects. The first part, on wisdom includes wisdom, jealousy, humility, lack of gratitude, Talmud Torah, companionship and raising children, faith, awe and love, and affliction. The second part, mizvah, includes Shabbat Kodesh and Moedei HaShem, arbaah parshiot, Pesah, and other festivals, each topic made up of several parts, and gemilut hesed and derekh erets. The entire work is eminently readable, as R. Schwarz writes in a clear and lucid style.
          
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Reference
Description
   BE alef 1321; CD-EPI 0168748
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Ethics
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica