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Lot #    17012
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 12:05:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Kitvei Kodesh
Title (Hebrew)    כתבי קודש
Author    [Ms. - Habad] R. Shalom Dov Baer Schneersohn
City    [Russia]
Publication Date    [1893-06]
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [10], 267 (199-267 mimeograph) ff., 216:168 mm., usual light age staining, wide margins, ink on paper, beautiful Ashkenazic script, bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
          
Paragraph 1    The R. Shlomo Zalman Havlin (1877-1936) copy with his handwritten notes on initial [10] ff. R. Havlin was the emissary of the Rashab to establish and operate a Habad yeshiva in Erez Israel. He initially founded Yeshiva Torat Emet in Hebron and subsequently moved it to Jerusalem.
          
Detailed
Description
   Hasidic homilies delivered during the year 5666 by R. Shalom Dov Bear Schneersohn (Rashab; 1860 - 1920), the fifth Rebbe of the Habad Lubavitch Hasidic Judaism movement. He is also known as "The rebbe Rashab" the acrostic of his name. Rashab was the son of R. Samuel Schneersohn, the fourth Habad Rebbe, and the father of the sixth Habad Rebbe, R. Joseph Isaac Schneersohn. He is noted for establishing the first Hasidic yeshiva, Tomchei Temimim. He was a prominent opponent of secular Zionism, and broke with the Agudat Israel organization.

The 5666 homilies are highly esteemed by Habad disciples and are considered to contain special revelations. The Rashab linked his homilies with the end of the exile predicted for that year. The volume does not include the final discourse for 5666 in the printed editions. Also contains assorted discourses for the years 1893-99.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Other:    Book
  
Kind of Judaica