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Lot #    18641
Auction End Date    8/21/2007 10:56:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ateret Rosh
Title (Hebrew)    עטרת ראש
Author    [First Ed. - Habad] R. Dov Ber Schneerson
City    Kopys (Kopyst)
Publisher    Judah Jaffa
Publication Date    1821
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [1], 102, [1] ff., 165:98 mm., usual light age staining, nice margins, upper inner portion of title in facsimile, scattered minor worming affecting letters. A good copy bound in modern half vellum boards.
   Variant of three known versions of the first edition of Ateret Rosh, Habad teachings on the High Holidays as related by R. Dov Ber Schneerson son of the Habad founder R. Schnuer Zalman of Liady. R. Dov Ber Schneerson (1773–1827), the eldest son of R. Shneur Zalman, became after his father's death in 1813 the leader of the majority of his father's Hasidim. He settled in the little town of Lubavich, which became the center of Habad. Under R. Dov Ber's leadership, the Habad approach was strengthened and deepened. His blend of intellect and mysticism is expressed in his clear and profound commentaries on his father's works. He was a prolific writer and wrote many works, the majority being explanations of diverse subjects, among them Kunteres ha-Hitpa'alut (1876; Tractate on Ecstasy, 1963), according to his systematized Habad Hasidism. At the same time he supported the idea of productivization in Jewish economy, and encouraged his Hasidim to take up manual occupations. He also persuaded all the Habad Hasidim in Erez Israel to settle in Hebron (1820) which became the Habad center there. Dov Baer was imprisoned for a time because of accusations against him by an informer, but was released on the 10th of Kislev, which is celebrated as a holiday among Habad Hasidim. He passed on in Nezhin in Ukraine.
Paragraph 2    מדבר בענין ר"ה ויו"כ [ראש השנה ויום כפור] בכלל ובפרט בביאור ענין מלכיות זכרונות ושופרות ומצורף לזה דרוש לשבת שובה... ועוד דרושים יקרים על ענין ר"ה ועי"ת [ראש השנה ועשרת ימי תשובה]... הועתק מגוף כת"י [כתב יד]... אדמו"ר... ר' דוב בער שי'...

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Blue Paper:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica