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Lot #    22033
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 12:10:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hasidut - Birkhat Avraham
Title (Hebrew)    ברכת אברהם
Author    [Only Ed. - Hasidim] R. Abraham Elhanan of Plantsh
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Isaac Rother
Publication Date    1870
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [3], 48, [1]; 38, [3] ff., quarto 235:180 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in later boards.
   Only edition of these Hasidic discourses and novellae on the Torah and Talmud by R. Abraham Elhanan ben Judah of Plantsh. The author (d. 1835), was a student of R. Isaac of Berditshov and son-in-law of R. Jacob Aryeh of Rodsimin. R. Abraham was considered on of the outstanding zadikkim and kedoshim of his generation. The Hozeh of Lublin was responsible for his accepting his position in Plantsh and would address him, in their correspondence, in the most effusive and complimentary terms. Birkhat Avraham, apparently R. Abraham’s only work, has approbations from R.Dov Berush Meisls, R. Hayyim Haberstam, R. Jacob Aryeh Guterman, R. Jacob David Kalish, and R. Jacob Isaac Shapira. There is an introduction from R. Abraham’s grandson, R. Abraham Elhanan ben Dov Zevi, and the text, in two in square letters. The first part of Birkhat Avraham is on the Torah, followed by likkutim on other booksof the Bible and tractates, and then the novellae. Bound with Birkhat Avraham is R. Judah he_Hasid’s Sefer Hasidim and Midrash Eliyahu.
Paragraph 2    מאת ... מו"ה אברהם אלחנן זלה"ה אבד"ק פלאנטש יע"א. תלמידו של הרב ... מו"ה לוי יצחק מברדיטשאב ...

דף [2,ב]: איגרת ר' יעקב יצחק ב"ר אברהם אליעזר הלוי הורוויץ, לובלין, אל המחבר [בלא תאריך]. דף [3,א]: הקדמת נכד המחבר, ר' אברהם אלחנן ב"ר דוב צבי. דף א-לט: ברכת אברהם; פשטים על התורה. דף מ-מח, [1]: ליקוטי פסוקים ומאמרים ומדרשים. דף א-לח, [3]: חידושים בש"ס.

הסכמות: ר' דוב בערוש מייזלש, ווארשא, כב מרחשון תר"ל; ר' חיים האלברשטאם, צאנז, כה תשרי תרכ"ח; ר' יעקב אריה [גוטערמאן], ראדזימין, ג אלול תרכ"ט; ר' יעקב דוד [קאליש], אמשנאוו, יד מרחשון [תר"ל]; ר' יעקב יצחק [שפירא] ממאגלניצא, בלענדאווי, ח מרחשון תר"ל.

   BE bet 1601; Raphael, Encyclopedia le-Hasidut I:55.; CD-EPI 0106738
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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