Damesek Eliezer Part II, R. Eliezer Zevi Safrin, Admor of Komarno, Przemysl 1904 (50279)

דמשק אליעזר כרך ב - First Edition - Kabbalah - Hasidic

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Lot Number: 50279
Title (English): Damesek Eliezer, Part II
Title (Hebrew): דמשק אליעזר כרך ב
Note: First Edition - Kabbalah - Hasidic
Author: R. Eliezer Zevi Safrin, Admor of Komarno
City: Przemysl
Publisher: דפוס חיים קנאללער ובנו
Publication Date: 1904
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Physical Description

First edition. Volume 2 (of 6), [2], 88 ff., folio, 307:234 mm., wide margins, usual age staining, some chipping, title rubbed in lower margin. A good copy loose in contemporay boards, rubbed and split.

 

Detail Description

Kabbalistic and Hasidic commentary to the Zohar by the Komarno Rebbe, R. Eliezer Zevi Safrin (1830-1898). R. Eliezer Zevi was born in Z'ydaczow to the son of the founder of the dynasty, R. Isaac Judah Jehiel Safrin (1806–1874) and includes many of his teachings in the commentary. His father maintained the idea of constant devekut ("devotion to G-d") which is integrated into the pattern of man's life even in acts performed merely for his survival. According to R. Safrin, devekut is a state of constant dialectic tension between the ego (Ani) and the divine mystic nothingness (Ayin). While aiming at self-denial and lack of consciousness, at the same time, one remains conscious of one's own identity and self. "Every man must be in the aspect of Ayin... and there [in the aspect of Ayin] at every moment the aspects of Ayin and Ani become one" (Nozer Hesed, 2 (1856).

 

Hebrew Description

... פירוש על הזוה"ק כמעט על כל תיבה ותיבה... חברו... אבי מורי ורבי אליעזר צבי זכר צדיק לברכה, בן... מ’ יצחק יהודה יחיאל זצלה"ה: הוצאתי לאור אני בנו ותלמידו יעקב משה ספרין החונה על מקום אבי זצ"ל בקאמרנא... כרך א-ו.

 

Reference Description

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000155173; EJ; A. A. Zis (ed.), "Shoshelet ha-Kodesh -Toledot Zidachov Komarna," in: Shulhan ha-Tahor, 2 (1965); H. J. Berl, Yizhak Eizik mi-Komarna (1943); L. H. Grosman, Shem u-She'erit (1943), 28–30