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Lot #    6745
Auction End Date    3/2/2004 10:42:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Torei Zahav
Title (Hebrew)    תורי זהב
Author    [Chassidim - First Ed.] R. Benjamin of Zalozce
City    Mogilev on the Dnestr
Publisher    [Tzvi Zev Rubinstein]
Publication Date    1816
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only editon. 46, 48-101, 101-108, 107-112, 117-122,125-126 ff., 210:168 mm., blue paper, wide margins, old hand on title and final (ha-Katan Aaron Halperin of Kamenets), old stamps. A very good copy bound in modern half leather and marbled paper boards.
   Major collection of sermons on the weekly portions of the Pentateuch, the holy days, Esther, and Eicha.

R. Benjamin b. Aaron of Zalozce (late 18th century), Maggid (homilist) in Wlatisask and Zalozce. In his sermons he commented pointedly on the social and religious life of his time. His didactic works include instructions on personal behavior and on the conduct of Jewish community leaders. He was involved also in the controversy concerning the spiritual value of immigration to Erez Israel, which was a main issue among Jewish thinkers in the 1760s and 1770s. His writings include some important quotations from R. Israel b. Eliezer Ba'al Shem, the founder of Hasidism, R. Dov Ber of Mezrich, R. Yechiel Michel of Zloczow, R. Yaakov Yosef of Polonnoye (author of Toldot Yaakov Yosef) and others.

His three main works are: Amtahat Binyamin, a homiletic exegesis on Ecclesiastes (Minkowitz, 1796); Ahavat Dodim, on Song of Songs (Lvov, 1795); and Turei Zahav.

Paragraph 2    ...על חמשה חומשי תורה. גם על מגלת איכה ומגלת אסתר, שחיבר ... מוהר"ר בנימין זצללה"ה מגיד משרים דק"ק זלאזיץ וק"ק זאלישטשיק ... הובא לבית הדפוס ע"י בן המחבר ... מוהר"ר אשר זעליג האב"ד דק"ק אזהאוויץ ...
   Vinograd, Mogilev 22; Yaari, KS 23, pp. 319-320; CD-EPI 0113410; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Blue Paper:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica