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Lot #    17516
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 1:35:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Imrei Kodesh
Title (Hebrew)    אמרי קודש
Author    R. Uri of Strelisk (ha-Seraf)
City    Sacueni
Publisher    Widow of Shabbatai Kahan
Publication Date    194?
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   18, [2] pp., octavo, 210:130 mm., light age staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Hasidic discourses of R. Uri of Strelisk (ha-Seraf) recorded by his disciple R. Zeev Wolf. Not only is Imrei Kodesh valuable in its own right as a important Hasidic work by a renowned zaddik, but it also includes remarks from and insights concerning other contemporary Hasidic admorim. An example is that of R. Mordecai of Neskhiz, a zaddik, founder of the Neskhiz dynasty, and one of the most famous "miracle-workers" of his time. It is reported in Imrei Kodesh that R. Mordecai of Neskhiz “was familiar with the mysteries of creation... and wrought many miracles but he regretted his actions.”

R. Uri ben Pinhas of Strelisk (ha-Seraf, 1757-1826) was a student of the Baal Shem Tov and knew such Hasidic luminaries as R. Jacob Joseph of Ostrog, R. Pinhas of Koretz, and R. Zusya of Annopol, but was most close to R. Solomon of Karlin. After the murder of the R. Solomon in 1792 R. Uri became rebbe in Lvov and later settled in Strelisk. Most of his Hasidim were poor. When asked why this was so, R. Uri responded that they did not pray for wealth, but that they should be blessed with true faith and fervor. He disdained fame and is known to have said that it is better for a person to jump into the heat of a fiery furnace than to become famous. Due to his different facial expressions, depending upon what he was doing, R.Uri was known as ha-Seraf (a heavenly being) for the six winged creatures who sing praises to the Lord (Isaiah 6:2)

Paragraph 2    מהרב ... רבי אורי מסטרעליסק זלה"ה והועתק אות באות מכ"י הנמצא תחת יד ... ר' זאב וואלף מלבוב זלה"ה שהיה תלמידו וכתב בעצמו כל דבור ודבור ששמע מפיו הקדוש.

בדף האחרון: אזהרות הקודש ... הרב ר' אהרן קארלינר זצ"ל.

   BE alef 2210; EJ; Rabbinowicz, Encyc. of Hasidism, p. 472; CD-EPI 0108326
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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