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Lot #    18717
Auction End Date    8/21/2007 11:34:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Imrei Kadosh
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Hasidim]R. Uri b. Phinehas (Ha-Saraf) of Strelisk
City    Sacueni
Publisher    Almanah Shabbtai Kahn
Publication Date    194?
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   18, [2] pp. octavo 205:146 mm., light age staining. A good copy bound as issued, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Collected writings the noted Hasidic leader, R. Uri ben Phinehas (Ha-Saraf, 1757-1826) of Strelisk. Although a small work, it is considered one of the classics of hassidut. His ecstatic manner of praying brought him the name Ha-Saraf (the seraph). R. Uri was a disciple of R. Solomon of Karlin. Ha-Saraf was opposed to wonder-workers and required ethical perfection from his Hasidim. It was said of him that every day before saying his prayers he bade farewell to his wife and family for fear that he might die of ecstasy in the middle of his devotions. Once he said, "In the Torah there are 600,000 letters; and there 600,000 souls among the People of Israel; and just as the Torah scroll is unfit for use if one letter is missing, so the Shekhinah [Divine Presence] does not rest upon the people if one soul is missing from Israel." When he would complete his holiday prayers he would tell his community, We have just completed, chetzyo lachem, (the physical half of the day). Now that we are going to eat our holiday meal we will fulfill the chetzyo lahashem, (the half of the day that must be given to God). Ha-Saraf had a great impact upon Rabbi Sholom of Belz. His son, R. Solomon, died several months after his father's death and R. Uri ben Phinehass outstanding student, R. Judah Zevi of Stretyn, inherited Uri's post.
          
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Reference
Description
   BE alef 2210; EJ; CD-EPI 0108326
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Rumania
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica