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Lot #    13114
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 11:51:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shulhan Arukh haRav
Title (Hebrew)    שלחן ערוך הרב
Author    [Habad] R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
City    Jozefow - Koenigsberg
Publisher    David S. J. Wax
Publication Date    1855; 1858
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Volumes 5 of 5 only of Jozefow edition bound with all published of the Koenigsberg. [1], 145; [1], 25, [1], 26-27, 27-65 ff., 198:124 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in later boards, rubbed and split.
   The Shulhan Arukh of R. Shneur Zalman of Liady (1745–1813), the founder of Habad Hasidism. He was according to family traditions born in Liozna, Belorussia, on the 18th of Elul. After his marriage in 1760 he devoted himself to Torah study. Concluding that he knew "a little about learning, but nothing about prayer" in 1764 he decided to learn about Hasidism from R. Dov Baer the Maggid of Mezhirech, leader of the Hasidic movement. In Mezhirech he became one of the inner circle of the Maggid's pupils. Although he was one of the youngest pupils, the Maggid had a high opinion of him, and in 1770 delegated to him the task of composing a new and up-to-date Shulhan Arukh. R. Shneur Zalman worked on this book for many years, but published only small parts of it. About one-third was printed posthumously (the rest had been destroyed by fire) and is known as the "Shulhan Arukh of the Rav" (1814). Though not a hasidic work, it represents - as the Maggid had intended - a great halakhic achievement. It evidences R. Shneur Zalman's superb Hebrew style, his ability to provide lucid explanation, and profundity without complexity. It became an authoritative halakhic source among observant Jews.
Paragraph 2    (חלק ה): אורח חיים [צ"ל: יורה דעה].

חושן משפט מהלכות הצריכות מלוקטות מטח"מ [מטור חושן משפט] ... ועלה כולו קמשונים בדפוסים שונים, ועתה שמנו עין עיונינו עליו להדפיסו באותיות חדשות ויפות ובניר טוב ולבן ובדפוס משובח ובהגהה מדויקת ...[קניגסברג], בשנת לי' ק'וו רשעים לאבדני עדותיך את'ב'ו'נ'ן'

   Mundschein, Sifrei haHalacha shel Admor haZakan pp. 94-97, # 9-10; EJ; CD-EPI 0181049; 0181052
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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