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Nahalei Devash, R. Dov Baer Philipshtal, Berlin 1832

נחלי דבש - Only Edition

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  • Lot Number 52706
  • Title (English) Nahalei Devash
  • Title (Hebrew) נחלי דבש
  • Note Only Edition
  • Author R. Dov Baer Philipshtal
  • City Berlin
  • Publisher Levinat
  • Publication Date 1832
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2225563
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Description

Physical Description   

Only edition. [5], 49 ff., 198:175 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A good copy loose in contemporary boards, split.

 

Detailed Description

Ethical work by R. Dov Baer ben Shraga Philipshtal. The title page informs that the contents were selected from works of mussar, which are “set upon sockets of” (cf. song of Songs 5:15) the works of the those who investigate such matters, the greatest of them, the Moreh (Maimonides), ha-Middot (Orhot Zaddikim, Ma’alot ha-Middot?), and the Kuzari (R. Judah Halevi, c. 1075–1141). Their words are the foundation of faith and belief, which will be explained. Nahalei Devash is based on derashot that R. Dov Baer delivered before the congregation of פין. R. Dov Baer entitled the work Nahalei Devash, not, G-d forbid, as a matter of pride, for he is aware of his negligible value, but only because his name and the name of his father are found in the word ד"ב"ש, that is the first letters of דוב בן שרגא. The title page is dated Friday, Erev Shabbat Kodesh, Elul 5, 5532 from the creation (August 31, 1832).

Nahalei Devash has several approbations, among them one from R. Akiva ben Moses Guens Eger (Eiger), (1761–1837), followed by a tefillah from the author, written as an acrostic, the first letters of each line spelling out his name, then the names of the individuals who supported publication, an introduction from the author, in which he again references the three works noted above, attributing Sefer ha-Middot to Aristotle, and adding the Akedah (R. Isaac ben Moses Arama c. 1420–1494). The text is divided into six sha’arim which are subdivided into netivot.

 

Hebrew Description

... לקטתי... מדברי מוסר... מוסדים היו על אדני המחקר. מגדולי המחקרים. ס' המורה. והמדות, ומס' הכוזרי... ובהם יבוארו. מאמרים תמוהים... אשר דרשתי מהם, לפני קהל עדתי יושבי ק"ק פין... דוב בן... הרב מ"ו שרגא זצוק"ל. מילידי ק"ק לעסלא...

הסכמות: ר' עקיבא ב"ר משה גינז [איגר], פוזנן, יח טבת [תק"ץ]; ר' שמואל זונוויל , וואללשטיין, יא סיון תק"ץ; ר' יעקב יוסף ב"ר מרדכי [עטטינגער], ברלין, ב של ראש- חודש תמוז תק"ץ; ר' יעקב קאלפארי, פוזנן, יח טבת תק"ץ.

 

References

Vinograd, Berlin 568; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000157878