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Lot #    17030
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 12:14:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Safah Berurah ha-Hadash
Title (Hebrew)    שפה ברורה החדש
Author    [Habad - Liturgy] R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
City    Bobruisk
Publisher    Jacob Ginzburg
Publication Date    1920
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   130, [1] pp., 215:138 mm., usual age and use staining, somewhat shaken. A good copy bound in later boards, rubbed. Yudlov (JUNL) records from an incomplete copy - lacks final 3 pp.
   The Habad siddur with liturgies for daily, Sabbath, Festive and High Holiday, Grace after meals, and several more. 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 chasidic 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    כולל תפלות לכל השנה ע"פ נוסח... האר"י... עם דגושים ומתגים להוראת הנגינות. וגם הוספנו בו רבש"ע [רבונו של עולם] להוצאת ספר תורה בשלש רגלים, הזכרות נשמות, התרת נדרים... ועוד הוספות רבות.

בטופס שראינו השער פגום. השלמנו נוסח השער מהוצאת בברויסק 1926, שהיא ד"ס של הוצאה זו. נוסח חב"ד.

   CD-EPI 0307304 (incomplete); Yudlov in Siddur, p. 368, # 204(incomplete); EJ
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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