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Tanya (Likkutei Amarim)
לקוטי אמרים - תניא
[Habad] R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
Widow & Brothers Romm
This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
, 2-163 ff., 8 vo., 192:130 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. An unread copy bound in the original cloth boards, rubbed.
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.
ראינו טופס, שנתן בית הדפוס לאוניברסיטה בירושלים, בפורים תרפ"ה, ובו הוחלף השער הראשון בזה של תרס"ט, עם הדפוסת, ברוסית, בעברו השני. ד"ס של ווילנא תרע"ב, בהשמטת הדפוסת הרוסית מן השער הראשון ושנת הדפוס מן השער השני. מעבר לשער הראשון דפוסת, בפולנית.
Mundschein, Tanya 33; Habermann Habad 78; CD-EPI 0171001
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