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Lot #    17573
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 2:03:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shulhan Arukh haRav
Title (Hebrew)    שלחן ערוך הרב
Author    [Habad] R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
City    Jozefow
Publisher    Solomon & Baruch Setzer
Publication Date    1875
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Volumes 3-4 of 5 only. 286; 238 pp., 223:140 mm., wide margins, usual age staining, minor worming. A good copy bound in later boards, rubbed and split.
   The Shulhan Arukh of 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 hasidic 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    ... וכעת ניתוסף בו ... התיקונים וההוספות שנדפסו בשטעטטין [תרכ"ד] והוספנו כעת סימן קנה וסימן קנו בחלק ראשון ... בהוצאות בית מסחר הספרים של הר' יהושע גרשון מונק בווארשא ... חלק א-ה.

שני שערים. הראשון מקוצר. מעבר לו אישור הצנזור מיום 10 בינואר 1875. לספירה שניה ושלישית שערים מיוחדים, שבשוליהם: בדפוס ... האחים השותפים ... שלמה ... ברוך זעצר נ"י מיוזעפאף.

   Mundschein, Sifrei haHalacha shel Admor haZakan pp. 94-97, # 9-10; EJ; CD-EPI 0181064
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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