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Haggadah Shel Pesah, Divrei Hayyim, Lublin 1936

הגדה של פסח, דברי חיים - Haggadah - Hasidic - Second Edition

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  • Lot Number 53485
  • Title (English) Haggadah Shel Pesah, Divrei Hayyim
  • Title (Hebrew) דברי חיים - הגדה של פסח
  • Note Haggadah - Hasidic - Second Edition
  • Author R. Hayyim Halberstam
  • City Lublin
  • Publisher דפוס מנחם מענדיל שניידמעססער,
  • Publication Date 1936
  • Estimated Price - Low 300
  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 2403425
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Physical Description  

72 pp., quarto, 235:170 mm., wine and age staining, wide margins, few paper repairs, stamps and old hands of previous owners. A very good copy bound in later boards.


Detailed Description   

Haggadah with commentary by R. Hayyim b. Arye Loeb Halberstam (1793–1876), founder of the Zanz hasidic dynasty. He was born in Tarnogrod. As a youth Hayyim was brought to R. Jacob Isaac the hozeh ("seer") of Lublin who strongly influenced him and he became a Hasid; he studied under R. Naphtali of Ropczyce and R. Zevi Hirsch of Zhidachov. R. Hayyim also studied with R. Zevi Hirsch of Rymanow, R. Shalom Rokeah of Belz, and R. Israel of Ruzhin. In 1830 he was appointed rabbi of Nowy Sacz (Zanz). R. Hayyim administered his yeshivah in the best scholarly tradition of the old-style yeshivot in Poland. He would not permit his pupils to cultivate Hasidism until a late stage. Thus both Hasidim and mitnaggedim were attracted to his yeshivah. Known as strict in matters of learning and observance, he conducted his "court" modestly and discreetly and avoided the splendor and luxury customary at the "courts" of other zaddikim in that period. R. Hayyim wrote: Divrei Hayyim (Zolkiew, 1864), on ritual purity and divorce laws; responsa Divrei Hayyim (Lemberg, 1875), and Divrei Hayyim (Munkacz, 1877), hasidic sermons on Torah and the festivals. His works reveal a profound knowledge of the Talmud and commentaries, the midrashim, and medieval philosophical literature. He quotes widely from R. Judah Halevi's Kuzari, Maimonides, Nahmanides, and R. Abraham ibn Daud. From later literature, he cites R. Isaiah Horowitz, R. Judah Loew of Prague, the prayer book of R. Jacob Emden, and his teachers in Kabbalah and Hasidism. An opponent of asceticism, R. Hayyim was an exponent of the ecstatic mode of prayer and developed the hasidic melody. In his writings he emphasized the duty of charity and criticized zaddikim who lived luxuriously.


Hebrew Description   

סדר הגדה של פסח : עם פירוש דברי חיים, גם על ספירת העומר ושיר השירים. מכבוד ... רבינו חיים האלברשטאם ... האבדק"ק צאנז ... ונלוה לזה בסופו פנינים ... [מאת] רבינו יחזקאל שרגא האלברשטאם ... האבד"ק שינאווא ... מלוקט ומסודר... נדפס במהדורא שני’ ... ע"י המו"ל מיכל וויינטרויבענבלאט.

עם הקדמת המלקט והעורך, ר’ ישראל יהודה ציטרון, מההוצאה הראשונה, בילגורייא תרצ"ג. שמו נשמט מן השער.


הסכמה: ר' ארי' ליבוש רובין, מהוצאת בילגורייא תרצ"ג.



Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000187296 , Yudlov 3581; Yaari 2225; EJ; M. Buber, Tales of the Hasidim, 2 (1963), pp. 208–15; H. Rabinowicz, The World of Hasidim (1970), p. 227