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Sod Yesharim, R. Gershon Hanokh Leiner, Lublin 1908

סוד ישרים - First Edition - Hasidic

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  • Lot Number 51058
  • Title (English) Sod Yesharim
  • Title (Hebrew) סוד ישרים
  • Note First Edition - Hasidic
  • Author R. Gershon Hanokh Leiner, Radzyner Rebbe
  • City Lublin
  • Publisher Schneidmesser, et. al.
  • Publication Date 1908
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 1819992
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Physical Description

First edition. 108 ff., quarto, 240:190 mm., age staining, some worming in margins, wide margins. A good copy bound in later boards, rubbed.


Detail Description

Homiles delivered on Passover by R. Gershon Hanokh b. Jacob Leiner (1839–1891), talmudic scholar and hasidic rabbi. R. Leiner, popularly known as the "Radzyner Rebbe," was a prolific writer in several areas, his works including novellae on the Babylonian Talmud, Binyan Yerushalayim, on the Jerusalem Talmud, and commentaries on the Pentateuch, Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed and the Zohar. By gathering together scattered references from the vast talmudic literature, he compiled Sidrei Tohorot, a gemara to the order Tohorot (for most of which no original gemara exists), even adding commentaries on the pattern of Rashi and Tosafot. He completed this enormous achievement before his 30th year. The work followed the pattern of the standard tractates of the Talmud so closely that it aroused some opposition, on the grounds that future generations might regard the work as actually belonging to the talmudic period. Much of his later work on Sidre Tohorot has remained in manuscript. Another of his innovations also encountered considerable opposition. He claimed that the cattlefish was the biblical hillazon, from which the blue dye of tekhelet referred to in Num. 15:38 was obtained, and he revived the practice, which had fallen into disuse for centuries, of having a double thread of the zizit of that blue dye. The innovation was adopted mainly by his hasidim.


Hebrew Description

הוא לקוטי מאמרים שנאמרו מפי... רבינו גרשון חנוך העניך זללה"ה... ואספתים וקבצתים כפי ששמעתי בעצמי מפיו... זאב וואלף במו"ה אפרים זימל ז"ל פייגענבוים מלאמאז.

על חג הפסח. לובלין, דפוס השותפים משה שניידמעסער ונחמה הערשענהארן, תרס"ח. קח דף. בשנת תשמ"ג יצא בברוקלין ספר סוד ישרים (תניינא) על התורה, לפי סדר פרשיות השבוע, ובו דברי תורה נוספים למועדים.



Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000309270; EJ