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Shulhan Arukh haRav, R. Shneur Zalman of Liady, Warsaw 1875

שלחן ערוך הרב - Habad

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  • Lot Number 54233
  • Title (English) Shulhan Arukh haRav, vol 2-5
  • Title (Hebrew) שלחן ערוך הרב
  • Note Habad
  • Author R. Shneur Zalman of Liady
  • City Warsaw
  • Publication Date 1875
  • Estimated Price - Low 300
  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 2562457
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Physical Description

4 of 5 volumes, octavo, 215:137 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good set bound in recent cloth over boards, tape covered.


Detail Description

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

דפוס שטעטטין [תרכ"ד] עם שעא נוסף חדש ... בהוצאות בית מסחר הספרים של הר' וואלף ברז" יעב"ץ בווארשא ... חלק א-ה.


Reference Description

Mundschein, Sifrei haHalacha shel Admor haZakan pp. 126, #25-26; EJ