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Lot #    17230
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 11:12:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Helkat Binyamin
Title (Hebrew)    חלקת בנימין
Author    [Haggadah - Kabbalah - Hasidim]
City    [Ostrog?]
Publication Date    (1821)
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1], 37 ff., 209:174 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining, blue paper, small loss to f. 1. A very good copy of a rare haggadah bound in modern half leather and cloth boards.
   Haggadah with the kabbalistic and hasidic commentary of R. Benjamin b. Aaron of Zalozce (late 18th century), Maggid (homilist) in Wlatisask and Zalozce. In his sermons he commented pointedly on the social and religious life of his time. His didactic works include instructions on personal behavior and on the conduct of Jewish community leaders. He was involved also in the controversy concerning the spiritual value of immigration to Erez Israel, which was a main issue among Jewish thinkers in the 1760s and 1770s. His writings include some important quotations from R. Israel b. Eliezer Ba'al Shem, the founder of Hasidism, R. Dov Ber of Mezrich, R. Yechiel Michel of Zloczow, R. Yaakov Yosef of Polonnoye (author of Toldot Yaakov Yosef) and others.

His other works are: Amtahat Binyamin, a homiletic exegesis on Ecclesiastes (Minkowitz, 1796); Ahavat Dodim, on Song of Songs (Lvov, 1795); and Turei Zahav.

Paragraph 2    ביאור על ההגדה של פסח... שחיבר... ר' בנימין זלה"ה מ"מ דק"ק זלאזיץ [עם הפנים]... מוסיף על הראשונים שהעתקנו ההגדה עם הכוונת[!] מסידור האר"י ז"ל. הובא לבית הדפוס (פעם שנית) על ידי בן המחבר... ר' אשר זעליג...

בשער הפרט: ויעשו בני ישראל א'ת' ה'פ'ס'ח' במועדו [תקנ"ד], מן ההוצאה הראשונה, לבוב תקנ"ד.

   Yudlov 614; Yaari 437; CD-EPI 0185032; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Haggadah:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Blue Paper:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica