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Lot #    13642
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 11:44:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Shulhan Arukh haRav
Title (Hebrew)    שלחן ערוך הרב
Author    [Habad] R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
City    [Warsaw]
Publication Date    1867
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Volume 4 of 5. 136 ff., 228:138 mm., nice margins, usual light age staining, worming. A good copy loose in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.
          
Detailed
Description
   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    ... כשנ"ב [כמו שנדפס בעיר] שטעטטין. חלק א-ה.

תיבת "שטעטטין" הובלטה. על-פי שטעטטין תרכ"ד, בהשמטת השער המקוצר.

          
Reference
Description
   Mundschein, Sifrei haHalacha shel Admor haZakan pp. 112-13, # 18; EJ; CD-EPI 0181058
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica