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Lot #    7325
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 11:02:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Tanya (Likkutei Amarim)
Title (Hebrew)    תניא (ליקוטי אמרים)
Author    [Chabad] R. Shneur Zalman of Lyady
City    Zolkiew
Publisher    Abraham Judah Loeb Meyerhoffer
Publication Date    c. 1805
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Fourth edition. 58, [1] ff., 178:108 mm., usual age staining. A very good copy of a very rare work bound in contemporary half leather boards, rubbed. Two additional works bound in.
          
Detailed
Description
   The main Chabad work of Kabbalah and Chassidus wherein the "Alter Rebbe" develops a systematic theosophical doctrine on the conceptions of G-d and the world and of man and his religious obligations, based on the Kabbalah of R. Isaac Luria in its original form combined with the Hasidism of the Ba'al Shem Tov and especially that of the maggid of Mezhirich.

R. Shneur Zalman of Lyady (1745–1813), the founder of Chabad Chasidism. 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 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. 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    בראשי העמודים: ליקוטי אמרים. על-פי זאלקווא תקס"ה, עם נוסח השער, כולל שנת הדפוס, ובהבלטת תיבת "בסלוויטא".
          
Reference
Description
   Mundschein, Torat Chabad p. 46-7, # 4; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica