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Shulhan Arukh haRav, R. Shneur Zalman of Liady, Szeczin 1864

שלחן ערוך הרב חלק ב-ג' - Habad

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  • Lot Number 51365
  • Title (English) Shulhan Arukh haRav, Parts 2 & 3
  • Title (Hebrew) שלחן ערוך הרב חלק ב-ג
  • Note Habad
  • Author R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
  • City Szeczin (Stettin)
  • Publisher דפוס רא. גראססמאן
  • Publication Date 1864
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 1925276
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Physical Description

2 (of 5) parts, octavo, 212:135 mm., wide margins, light age staining, vol 2 lacking initial title. Very good copies bound : vol 3 in contemporary leather; v. 2 in recent cloth - split. 


Detail Description

Parts 2 & 3 of the Shulhan Arukh of R. Shneur Zalman of Liady (1745–1813), the founder of Habad Hasidism. 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 Hasidism from R. Dov Baer the Maggid of Mezhirech, leader of the Hasidic 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 hasidic 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.


Hebrew Description

שני שערים. הראשון קצר.
נדפס דף-על-דף ושורה-על-שורה על-פי שטעטטין תרכ"ב-תרכ"ג.
חלק א: [11], 344 עמ'.
חלק ב: [5], 404 עמ'. בטופס שראינו חסר הדף האחרון.
חלק ג: [6], 328 עמ'.

חלק ד: [7], 272-2 עמ'. עמ' [6]: לוח הסימנים. שייך לחלק ה.
חלק ה: [2], קלח; [1], ב-מב; [1], מד-עז דף.



Mundschein, Sifrei haHalacha shel Admor haZakan pp. 110, #16; EJ;Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000181056