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Lot #    32232
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 10:13:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ner Mitzvah ve-Torah Ohr
Title (Hebrew)    נר מצוה ותורה אור
Author    [Habad] R. Dov Ber Schneerson
City    Lemberg - Chernovtsy
Publisher    F. Galinski u. S.L. Flecker; Johann Eckhardt
Publication Date    1860; 1858
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Second editions. [1], 69, 80-106, 97-107; 40 ff., 207:126 mm., light age staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper over boards, rubbed.
   Two works in one volume. Habad treatises by the son of the Baal Ha-Tanya. R. Dov Ber Schneerson (1773–1827), the eldest son of R. Shneur Zalman, became after his father's death in 1813 the leader of the majority of his father's Hasidim. He settled in the little town of Lubavich, which became the center of Habad. Under R. Dov Ber's leadership, the Habad approach was strengthened and deepened. His blend of intellect and mysticism is expressed in his clear and profound commentaries on his father's works. He was a prolific writer and wrote many works, the majority being explanations of diverse subjects, among them Kunteres ha-Hitpa'alut (1876; Tractate on Ecstasy, 1963), according to his systematized Habad Hasidism. At the same time he supported the idea of productivization in Jewish economy, and encouraged his Hasidim to take up manual occupations. He also persuaded all the Habad Hasidim in Erez Israel to settle in Hebron (1820) which became the Habad center there. Dov Baer was imprisoned for a time because of accusations against him by an informer, but was released on the 10th of Kislev, which is celebrated as a holiday among Habad Hasidim. He passed on in Nezhin in Ukraine.
Paragraph 2    חלק ראשון... שנת כ'ת'ר' חלק שני מספר נר מצוה ותורה אור ... הובא לבית הדפוס ע"י... משולם היללער...

מעבר לשער נדפסו כמה שורות מתוך הקדמת המחבר, הנמצאת בראש החלק הראשון. יש טפסים מהם נשמטו שמו של המביא לדפוס, שמות המדפיסים והתאריך, ובמקומם נדפס בשער ציור של אגרטל מוקף זר (אותו הציור המופיע בעמ' האחרון של הספר).

   CD-EPI 0181108; 0181109; Haberman Habad 130-131; Vin. 1629; 166; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica