- Lot Number 52411
- Title (English) Kedushat Levi
- Title (Hebrew) קדושת לוי
- Note Hasidic
- Author R. Levi Isaac b. Meir of Berdichev
- City Warsaw
- Publisher משה יאדקיס וחנינא ליפא מרגליות בברדיטשוב
- Publication Date 1890
- Estimated Price - Low 200
- Estimated Price - High 500
- Item # 2175975
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111; 2-32 ff., quarto, 225:140 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
Contains the teachings of R. Levi Isaac - herein he stressed the element of joy in Hasidism, the principle of devekut ("adhesion") to G-d, and the necessity for fervent prayer to the point of hitpashetut ha-gashmiyyut ("abstraction from corporeality"). When a man prays fervently "with all his heart and his soul then his spirit delights because it is elevated from the material world and only the spirit remains" (Kedushat Levi, Va-Yeze). It is necessary that "every Jew should worship the Creator with devotion and fervor" (Kedushat Levi, Va-Yera).
R. Levi Isaac b. Meir of Berdichev (c. 1740–1810), hasidic zaddik and rabbi; one of the most famous personalities in the third generation of the hasidic movement.
Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 # 000174716 ; I. Halpern, in: Tarbiz, 28 (1959), 90–98 (Yehudim ve-Yahadut be-Mizrah Eiropah (1969), 340–7); J. Twersky, Hayyei R. Levi Yizhak mi-Berdichev (1960)