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Lot #    13058
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 11:23:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Igeret
Title (Hebrew)    אגרת וכוח והשלום
Author    [Habad - First Ed.] R. Menahem Mendel Schneersohn
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Hayyim Jerusalem
Publication Date    1926
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 12 pp., 222:150 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound as published.
   Hasidic discourse on peace among Jews, specifically Hasidim and Mitnagdim by R. Menahem Mendel Schneersohn.

R. Menachem Mendel b. Shalom Shachne Schneersohn (1789–1866), grandson of R. Shneur Zalman (son of his daughter) and son-in-law of R. Dov Baer, became the leader of Chabad after his father-in-law's death. Orphaned while young, he was educated chiefly by his grandfather, and from a very early age began to write on halakhah and Hasidism. He wrote numerous books and sermons, most of which remained in manuscript. He was generally acknowledged as one of the greatest Torah scholars of his day. His responsa Zemah Zedek (1870–74, in honor of which he is referred to as the "Zemah Zedek") is a highly esteemed halakhic work. R. Menahem Mendel greatly assisted the Habad settlers in Hebron. The Russian government accorded him the hereditary title of an honored citizen, and he was acknowledged as one of the leaders of Russian Jewry. He fought the assimilationist policy of the government and the adherents of Haskalah who gave it their support. The year before his death, no longer able to fulfill his manifold duties, he assigned them to his sons.

Paragraph 2    העתקה מכתב-יד מאדמו"ר... מ"מ [מנחם מנדל] מלובאוויטץ אשר העתיק הרה"ג ר' חיים יעקב זצ"ל ווידרעוויטץ כל כתבי יד וגם הספר צ"צ [צמח צדק] שלו... מאתי חיים הכהן הורוויץ רוכל... בשכונת "מקור חיים" בעיה"ק ירושלם ...

בראש האגרת ובראשי העמודים: אגרת הויכוח והשלום. בהקדמת המו"ל לאגרת: "העתקה... מכתיבת יד אדמו"ר מהרמ"מ מליובאוויטש אשר הי' אצל המ"ץ [המורה צדק] מו"ה חיים יעקב ווידרעוויץ... ושמעתי שאומרים שזהו של... מו"ה בנימין קלעצקער תלמיד רבינו הזקן [ר' שניאור זלמן] בעל התניא".

   CD-EPI 0180993; EJ; J. I. Schneersohn, The Tzemach Tzedek and the Haskala Movement (1962); A. H. Glicenstein, Rabbenu ha-Zemah Zedek (1967).
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica