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Lot #    24582
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 10:21:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Buzina di-Nehora ha-Shalem
Title (Hebrew)    בוצינא דנהורא השלם
Author    [Hasidic] R. Baruch b. Jehiel Michael of Medzibezh
City    Lvov
Publisher    Margulies
Publication Date    1930
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   92, [4] pp. octavo 220:145 mm., wide margins, usual age staining, loose in contemporary boards.
   Classic work of hasidic discourses by R. Baruch ben Jehiel Michael of Medzibezh, a grandson of the Baal Shem Tov (R. Israel b. Eliezer). In four parts, Buzina di-Nehora ha-Shalem includes Mekor Baruch, a history of the Baal Shem Tov and his antecedents, his disputes in the name of heaven, his works, wonders, correspondence, among them the Baal ha-Tanya, the Hozeh of Lublin, and others; Amorot Ha-Tohorot, on esoteric Torah and the depths of wisdom heard from his holy mouth; Buzina di-Nehora ha-Shalem, that which was printed in the first edition and subsequently omitted, with additions, and likkutei Torah from various works; and Migdal David, likkutei Torah brought in the name of his foremost student of Tulchin with the glosses Hayim David.

Baruch ben Jehiel of Medzibezh (1757–1810), hasidic zaddik; grandson of R. Israel b. Eliezer the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of modern Hasidism. R. Baruch, who studied under R. Phinehas Shapira of Korets, officiated from 1780 as rabbi in Tulchin, but encountered opposition and returned to Medzibezh in 1788. He attributed great importance to his descent and regarded himself as the heir to the Ba'al Shem Tov's leadership. He held that the zaddik could save and lead the whole world; the duty of the common man was only "to destroy the evil impulses and abandon his desires." Regarding himself as the leader of Hasidism by hereditary right, he held "court" in Medzibezh in a highly autocratic and luxurious fashion, though preaching asceticism to others. He kept a "court jester," Hershele Ostropoler. His behavior aroused opposition from other hasidic leaders. In 1808 he met Shneur Zalman of Lyady in an effort to settle their differences. Baruch attached mystical importance to the custom practiced by Hasidim of giving presents to the rabbis (pidyonot). He encouraged Hasidim to immigrate to Erez Israel. He took part in the assembly of hasidic rabbis at Berdichev (1802–03) that discussed the government's prohibition of Jewish settlement in the villages among other matters. His writings include Amarot Tehorot (1865; first published in his brother's (R. Moses Hayyim Ephraim) Degel Mahaneh Ephraim, Zhitomir, 1850) and Buzina di-Nehora (1880).

Paragraph 2    מכבוד ... מורינו ורבינו רבי ברוך נ"ע ממעזבוש נכד הבעש"ט ... כולל ארבעה חלקים. "מקור ברוך" תולדוה[!] רבינו ... ותהלוכותיו בקודש, מחלקותו לשם שמים ... ספורים ... ושיחות ... עם מכתביו ... וגם ממכתבי הבעש"ט ובתו וחתנו [ר' יחיאל מיכל מטולטשין] >אבות רבינו זצ"ל<, מכתבי אחיו הרה"ק מסדילקוב [ר' משה חיים אפרים], הרה"ק [ר' שניאור זלמן] מלאדי ... החוזה מלובלין [ר' יעקב יצחק הלוי הורוויץ] ... והגה"ק [ר' יעקב שמשון] משיפטיווקע ... "אמרות טהורות" רזי תורה ... ששמעו מפיו ... ונדפס לראשונה בס"ס חסד לאברהם [לר' אברהם המלאך, טשערנאוויץ תרי"א] ודגל מחנה אפרים [לאחי המחבר הנז', זיטאמיר תר"י]. "בוצינא דנהורא השלם" כל מה שנדפס בההוצאה הראשונה ... עם ההוספות המאוחרות וגם לק"ת [ליקוטי תורה] שהובאו משמו בספרים שונים ... מסודרים ע"ס התורה נו"כ ש"ס ותפלות. "מגדל דוד" לקוטי תורה שהביא משמו תלמידו ... הרה"ק [ר' דוד שלמה ב"ר שמואל ] מטולטשין זצ"ל [בספר מגדל דוד, 1873 Lemberg]. הוספות והערות "חיים וברכה" ...

עם הקדמת המוציא לאור וההסכמות שבאו בדפוס ראשון של בוצינא דנהורא. עמ' 87-92: חיים וברכה. מכתב ... ר' חיים ישכר גראס שליט"א מו"צ ור"מ בק"ק מונקאטש.

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20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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