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Lot #    24624
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 10:42:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Boneh Yerusalem
Title (Hebrew)    בונה ירושלים
Author    [Habad - Ms.] R. Schnuer Zalman of Liady
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Yechiel Werker
Publication Date    1926
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. [4], 180 p., quarto, 239:158 mm., light age staining, hand on title. A good copy bound in the original half cloth boards, rubbed with tape marks.
          
Paragraph 1    The R. Shneer Zalman Schneerson copy with his notes on title. R. Schneerson, cousin of the late Rebbe, was a prominent scholar led a Yesiva and wrote many articles and books in Hasidus and Halacha.
          
Detailed
Description
   Articles of the Ba'al ha-Tanya collected and arranged by R. Chaim Eliezer b. Dover Bichovsky. R. Shneur Zalman of Liady (1745–1813), the founder of Habad Hasidism 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    מאמרים קצרים ... בעבודת ה' עפ"י דרך החסידות ... נעתקו מספר כת"י [כתב-יד] המיוחס לפום ... מרן אדמו"ר ... שניאור זלמן מליאדי ... נסדר להוציא לאור ע"י הרה"ח חיים אליעזר הכהן ז"ל בהרה"ח דובער ז"ל ביחאווסקי. נדפס והוגה על ידי הר' אלטר משה ליפא שו"ב בה"ר אלי' (יהודא) ליב (שטרח ויגע בכל עסק ההדפסה ... וכן גמר ההדפסה אחרי פטירת מוהרחא"ב ז"ל הנ"ל) ...

מעבר לשער: פתח דבר ... כמו"ה חיים אלעזר הכהן ביחאווסקי ז"ל הוא הי' המתחיל ... להוציא לאור הספר הקדוש הזה ... ובעלותו לאה"ק [לארצנו הקדושה] לעת שיבתו ... חפש ומצא אסף הרבה כרכים כתבי-יד אשר הובאו הנה לפני עשרות בשנים ע"י החסידים הראשונים המפורסמים שעלו אל הארץ ... בהכרך הזה נמצאו גם הרבה מאמרים ואגרות קודש שכבר נדפסו ... שאת אלה השמיטם מדפוס ובעין נמרץ עבר על כל מאמרי הכרך הזה וציון [!] עליהם וקרא שם הספר בונה ירושלם ...

          
Reference
Description
   Friedberg 299; Habermann, Sharei Chabad 14; CD-EPI 0181088; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica