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Lot #    18364
Auction End Date    7/10/2007 10:19:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Tanya (Likkutei Amarim)
Title (Hebrew)    לקוטי אמרים - תניא
Author    [Habad] R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
City    Vilna
Publisher    Widow & Brothers Romm
Publication Date    1922
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [2], 2-163 ff., 8 vo., 192:130 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. An unread copy bound in the original cloth boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   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.
          
Paragraph 2    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.
          
Reference
Description
   Mundschein, Tanya 33; Habermann Habad 78; CD-EPI 0171001
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica