[Book List]  

PLEASE NOTE: All bidding for the auction currently underway
at our new website at www.virtualjudaica.com/

Bidding Information
Lot #    26789
Auction End Date    6/15/2010 10:17:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Seder Birkhat ha-Nehenin
Title (Hebrew)    סדר ברכות הנהנין
Author    [Habad] R. Shnuer Zalman of Liady
City    Jozefow
Publisher    דפוס דוד סעדי' ישעי' וואקס
Publication Date    1847
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1], 86 ff., 8°, 191:114 mm., nice margins, light age and damp staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper over boards, rubbed.
   Laws of hand-washing before meals by R. Shnuer Zalman of Liady (1745–1813), the founder of Habad Hasidism. He 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. Shnuer 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 Hasidic work, it represents - as the Maggid had intended - a great halakhic achievement. It evidences R. Shnuer 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    ([עם] סדר נטילת ידים לסעודה) ... העתקנו אותו על לשון אשכנז ...

ניר כחלחל. עברית ויידיש, זו למעלה מזו. מעבר לשער אישור הצנזור י' טוגנדהולד מיום 25 ספטמבר 1844. בראשי העמודים: לוח ברכת הנהנין. על-פי בארדיטשוב תק"ף (ההקדמה נשמטה). נוספו דברי הפתיחה לברכת הנהנין "ואלה מוסיף על הראשוני'..." והכותרת לפרקים, מתוך הוצאת ווארשא תר"ד, דפוס שריפטגיסער. מהוצאה זו הועתק נוסח השער.

   CD-EPI 0181147; Mundschein, Sifrei ha-Halaha #14, p. 228-9; EJ
Associated Images
2 Images (Click thumbnail to view full size image):
  Order   Image   Caption
  1   Click to view full size  
  2   Click to view full size  
Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica