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Lot #    17314
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 11:54:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sod Kedoshim
Title (Hebrew)    סוד קדושים והוא סדר הגדה של פסח
Author    [Haggadah - First Ed. - Habad]
City    [Warsaw?]
Publication Date    1866
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition of commentary. 49 ff., 249:183 mm., wide margins, light age, food & wine staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.
   With the commentary of the Ba'al ha-Tanya and his disciple R. Aaron ha-Levi Horowitz.

R. Shneur Zalman of Liady (1745–1813), the founder of Habad Hasidim 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    עם שני פירושים... על דרך פרד"ס... וע"ד חב"ד... האחד מאת... מרן שניאור זלמן... הרב מלאדי... השני מאת תלמידו... מו"ר אהרן הלוי הורוויץ זצוקלה"ה מסטראשעלע... ונדפס הכל עפ"י נוסח הרב ז"ל ובהגהה מדויקת... גם הוספנו דיני בדיקות חמץ וסדר אמירת קרבן פסח... ורמזי חג המצות בארוכה מהגאון... מהורש"ז... ודרוש לשבת הגדול... מהרב... מוהר"א... י'שמחו הר'בנים ו'יגילו הת'למידי'ם
   CD-EPI 0185389; Yudlov 1272; Yaari 949; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Haggadah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica