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Lot #    6915
Auction End Date    3/30/2004 10:02:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Seder Ha'Tefilla
Title (Hebrew)    סדר התפלה
Author    [Chabad - Liturgy] R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Natan Schriftgisser
Publication Date    1866-67
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   2 volumes, [2], 154; 62, 94 f., quarto, 245:195 mm., usual age staining, lower corners rubbed from usage, wide margins, corners rounded. Overall a very good copy of a rare prayerbook bound in contemporary leather, later spine, rubbed.
   Liturgies for the entire year following the Chabad Rite with the Ba'al ha-Tanya's Kabbalistic commentary.

R. Schneer Zalman of Liadi (1745–1813), the founder of Chabad Chasidism 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 Chasidism from R. Dov Baer the Maggid of Mezhirech, leader of the Chassidic 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. Schneer 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. Schneer 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    כפי אשר נדפס מכבר. עם פי' המלות על פסוקי דזמרה, וכללות כוונת ענייני ציצית ותפלין ותפלה וק"ש ובהמ"ז [וקריאת שמע וברכת המזון] וחתונה ומילה. משוכלל ומיוסד עפ"י כוונת האר"י ז"ל, מכבוד... אדמו"ר... שניאור זלמן [מלאדי]... הובא לביה"ד [לבית הדפוס] ע"י נכדיו... שניאור... בהרב ר' מנחם נחום [שניאורסון]... רפאל מרדכי... בהרב ר' ברוך שמואל [שניאורסון] ז"ל.

חלק א-ב. סידור בנוסח חב"ד. ערוך על ידי שניאור זלמן מלאדי ובנו ר' דוב בר. עם דינים ומאמרי חסידות. נדפס דף-על-דף כמו זיטומיר תרכ"ג-תרכ"ד.

   CD-EPI 0310605; Habermann, Sharei Chabad #147
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica