Shemah Yisro'el, R. Menahem Mendel Schneersohn, New York 1939 (50278)

דער שמע ישראל - Only Edition - Habad - Czar Nicolas I Persecution of Jews

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Lot Number: 50278
Title (English): Shemah Yisro'el
Title (Hebrew): דער שמע ישראל
Note: Only Edition - Habad - Czar Nicolas I Persecution of Jews
Author: R. Menahem Mendel Schneersohn, Zemah Zedek
City: New York
Publisher: בהוצאת הוו"ח ר' מ"מ קונין שו"ב און ר' דוד שיפרין, מזכיר אגודת חב"ד
Publication Date: 1939
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description:

OFirst edition?, 30 pp., octavo, 210:136 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A good copy bound in the original extra title wrappers, tears.

 

Detailed Description:   

Heart warming homily delivered to kidnapped Jewish soldiers in the Czar's Army by R. Menahem Mendel Schneersohn. R. Schneersohn (1789–1866), grandson of R. Shneur Zalman (son of his daughter) and son-in-law of R. Dov Baer, became the leader of Chabad after his father-in-law's death. Orphaned while young, he was educated chiefly by his grandfather, and from a very early age began to write on halakhah and Hasidism. He wrote numerous books and sermons, most of which remained in manuscript. He was generally acknowledged as one of the greatest Torah scholars of his day. His responsa Zemah Zedek (1870–74, in honor of which he is referred to as the "Zemah Zedek") is a highly esteemed halakhic work. R. Menahem Mendel greatly assisted the Habad settlers in Hebron. The Russian government accorded him the hereditary title of an honored citizen, and he was acknowledged as one of the leaders of Russian Jewry. He fought the assimilationist policy of the government and the adherents of Haskalah who gave it their support. The year before his death, no longer able to fulfill his manifold duties, he assigned them to his sons.

 

Hebrew Description:

דער שמע ישראל / וואס אדמו"ר רשכבה"ג הצמח צדק מליבאוויץ האט גערעדט אין פעטערבורג פאר די סאלדאטען וועלכע דער צאר ניקאליי דער ערשטער ימ"ש האט אפגעריסען יונגערהייט פון זייערע עלטערען ...

 

Reference:

EJ; J. I. Schneersohn, The Tzemach Tzedek and the Haskala Movement (1962); A. H. Glicenstein, Rabbenu ha-Zemah Zedek (1967).