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Lot #    12952
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 10:30:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Mamar Et La'asot
Title (Hebrew)    מאמר עת לעשות
Author    [Unrecorded]R. Israel Meir Ha-Kohen (Hafez Hayyim)
City    Warsaw
Publication Date    1906
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Broadside, [2] pp., 325:240 mm., light age staining, creased on folds. Unrecorded - CD-EPI list a later edition.
          
Detailed
Description
   Call to repentance and action on behalf of Judaism by the Hafez Hayyim. R. Israel Meir Ha-Kohen (Hafez Hayyim, 1838–1933) is one of the most saintly figures in modern Judaism. Of humble origin, he was taught until the age of ten by his parents and then went to Vilna where he continued his studies. His surname Poupko is hardly known to even those who revere him; he is always referred to as Hafez Hayyim after the Sefer Hafez Hayyim, his first book. Hafez Hayyim’s personality, piety, humility of conduct, integrity of thought and action, together with his books, exercised a tremendous influence on religious leaders, and fascinated the general Jewish public, to whom he became a much beloved leader and moral guide. Hundreds of sayings full of practical wisdom are attributed to him, and hundreds of stories both factual and legendary, all rich in morals, are reported about his life.
          
Paragraph 2    ... לעורר לבבות שלומי אמוני ישראל... לחזק עצמנו... לעבודת מלכו של עולם... הכותב... ישראל מאיר הכהן...

מקום הדפוס ושמו של המדפיס באותיות קיריליות. נדפס בצד אחד של הדפים, בארבע עמודות. דברי תוכחה על הזנחה והתרשלות במצוות שונות: "אין אנו יוצאים ידי חובתנו במה שאנו נאנחים ונאנקים ... על חלול השם הגדול אשר נעשה ... בדור הזה ... אלא כל אחד ... מחויב לעשות כעת מה שבכוחו ... ".

          
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20th Century:    Checked
  
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Language:    Hebrew
  
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