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Lot #    16815
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 10:27:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Lekutei Deburim
Title (Hebrew)    לקוטי דבורים
Author    [Habad - First Ed.] R. Joseph Isaac Schneersohn
City    Riga - Warsaw
Publication Date    1932-37
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First editions. 157:115 mm., light age staining. Very good copies.
Paragraph 1    R. Joseph Isaac Schneersohn (1880-1950), sixth rebbe in the Habad dynasty, assumed the leadership of Habad during the period of the civil war in Russia which followed the 1917 Revolution. An outstanding organizer, he began to reconstruct Jewish life and became the foremost religious leader of Russian Jewry. He fought courageously to resume religious activities under the Communist regime. Under his leadership the Habad movement became the core of a strong Jewish spiritual revival. Although his activities were at first permitted, he was arrested in 1927, and only after powerful pressure within Russia and abroad was freed on 12th–13th of Tammuz of that year, days commemorated by Habad Hasidim as a holiday of deliverance. He left Russia and went to Riga (Latvia), where he organized new Habad centers, and founded Habad organizations throughout the world. In 1934 he settled in Poland and organized a network of Habad yeshivot. After the outbreak of World War II and the German occupation of Poland he was rescued, and went to the United States. With undaunted energy he stimulated, from his headquarters in Brooklyn, a renaissance of Orthodoxy in the United States. R. Joseph Isaac founded modern organizations of Habad, a network of schools and yeshivot, newspapers for adults and children, a flourishing publishing house, and numerous welfare organizations. In 1948 he founded Kefar Habad in Israel. He wrote a notable history of Habad, and published many of his sermons and talks. His wisdom and erudite mind made the Lubavitcher movement the high profile hasidim, which they still retain.
   Includes the following issues: Shemenu Atzeret & Simchat Torah 5935, Riga; Chag Pessach 5694, Part 1-2 Warsaw; Achron Pessach 5694, Likut 6, Warsaw; Chag Shavu'ot 5694, Warsaw, Likut 7; Shemenu Atzeret & Simchat Torah 5935, Likut 8, Warsaw; Simhat Torah 5936, Warsaw; Bar Mitzvah of nephew 5696, Part 1-3, Likut 13, Warsaw; Simchat Torah 5690 in New York, Part 1-3, Warsaw; Shemenu Atzeret & Simchat Torah 5937, Warsaw
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica