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Lot #    15013
Auction End Date    7/18/2006 10:45:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Zemah Zedek
Title (Hebrew)    צמח צדק
Author    [Habad - First Ed. - Family Copy]
City    Vilna
Publisher    Fine, Rosenkrantz, & Schriftzetzer
Publication Date    1884
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [2], 286; [2], 50; 70 ff., 249:178 mm., wide margins, light damp staining, old hands and stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, split and rubbed.
Paragraph 1    The R. Judah Leib Schneersohn copy with his stamp, hand, and notes on fly and title pp.
   Novellae, and expositions to the Shulhan Arukh and Rambam 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    כולל פסקי דינים מן שלחן ערוך... והוא הרבה חידושים וביאורים והגהות בגדולי הראשונים והאחרונים. והרבה פסקי הלכות היוצאים מהגמרא ומגדולי הפוסקים. מאדמו"ר... רבינו מנחם מענדל נ"ע. הובא לביה"ד ע"י נכדיו שי'. חלק א.

(חלק א): אורח חיים ויורה דעה. דפוס ש"י פין וא"צ ראזענקראנץ ומ"מ שריפטזעטצער. [2], רפו דף. (חלק א): בתוך החידושים הובאו בכמה מקומות סימנים וחלקי סימנים מתוך שלחן ערוך לר' יוסף קארו עם הגהות ר' משה איסרליש, כלשונם, וסביב להם חידושי המחבר.

   CD-EPI 0184609; 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
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica