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Lot #    14702
Auction End Date    6/13/2006 12:07:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Me'or Einayim - Yismah Lev
Title (Hebrew)    מאור עינים - ישמח לב
Author    [Hasidim] R. Menahem Nahum Twersky
City    Lemberg
Publisher    Chawe Grohssmann
Publication Date    1848
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [2], 2-93; 20 ff., quarto, 220:175 mm., scattered worming, usual age staining, bound in later cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Hasidic discourses following the weekly portion of the pentateuch by R. Menahem Nahum b. Zvi Twersky of Chernobyl (1730–1787). He was educated in Lithuanian yeshivot. After his marriage he eked out a living as a teacher. Influenced by the kabbalistic teachings of R. Isaac Luria, he practiced self-mortification, and with the spread of Hasidism he journeyed to Medzhibozh to visit R. Israel b. Eliezer Ba'al Shem Tov. After the latter's death R. Menahem became one of the prominent disciples of R. Dov Baer of Mezhirech, and was one of the first to propagate Hasidism; he was then accepted as Maggid (preacher) at Chernobyl, where he lived in penury. The Mitnaggedim were extremely hostile toward him and sometimes insulted him while he was preaching. Among the principles he stressed in particular was the purification of man's moral attributes: "so long as his moral attributes are not purified [a man] will not be worthy of the Torah (Me'or Einayim, Lekh Lekha); every day of the week should be devoted to the purification of one particular attribute; the first day to love; the second to fear of G-d; etc." (ibid., Be-Shallah).
          
Paragraph 2    ... כמש"נ בסלאוויטא ...

"בסלאוויטא" מובלט באותיות גדולות. דף [1,א]: הקדמת ר' אליהו ב"ר זאב וואלף כ"ץ. נדפס ונכרך יחד עם ספר ישמח לב.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0133952, 0133945; EJ; Vinograd, Lemberg 830, 823
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica