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Lot #    7585
Auction End Date    7/13/2004 12:52:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sha'ar ha-Teshuva ve-ha-Tefillah
Title (Hebrew)    שער התשובה והתפלה
Author    [Chabad] R. Dov Baer b. Shnuer Zalman
City    Shklov
Publication Date    c. 1840
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Second edition. [2], 25; 65 ff., 187:115 mm., wide margins, clean sheets. A very good copy bound in modern half leather and cloth boards, corners tipped in.
   Basic Habad work on the Chassidic and Kabbalistic definitions of prayer and repentance. The work was written by the son of the founder of Habad based on his father's teachings.

R. Dov Baer (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 Baer'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. R. 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 minor holiday among Habad Hasidim. He passed on in Nezhin in Ukraine.

Paragraph 2    בשער: תחת ממשלת אדונינו הקיסר... אלכסנדר פאווילאויטש... לפרט אם יהיה נ'דחך' בק'צה ה'ש'מים משם יק'ב'צך [תקע"ז] לפ"ק. השער הועתק מהוצאת שקלאב תקע"ז, אך נמחקה התיבה "שיחי'" אחר הזכרת שם המחבר. מכאן שהספר נדפס אחר פטירתו בשנת תקפ"ח. עיין הערת ח' ליברמן בתוך: א"מ הברמן, שערי חב"ד, עלי עי"ן, ירושלים תש"ח-תשי"ב, עמ' 110, מס' 272. ליברמן גם מסתפק אם הספר נדפס בשקלוב. ראינו טופס שמשערו נשמט שם הקיסר ומקום הדפוס.
   CD-EPI 0181129; Habermann, Shaarei Habad #272; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica