Auction 050 Part 2 Special Chabad Auction in Honor of Chag HaGeulah Yud-Tes Kislev – Rosh Hashana of Chassidut – Marking the Date in which Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liadi was Released from Czarist Imprisonment

Collection of Torah Or Siddurim – With Shaar HaKolel and Netiv HaChaim by Rabbi Avraham David Lavut (Grandfather of the Lubavitcher Rebbe)

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Collection of Siddurim of the Baal HaTanya, according to the Torah Or version by R. Avraham David Lavut, Rabbi of Nikolayev, accompanied by his works Shaarei Tefillah (Shaar HaKolel) and Netiv HaChaim on Derech HaChaim.

See Hebrew description for list of books.

7 volumes. Varying size and condition. Overall good to good-fair condition. Signatures and stamps. New and old bindings. The collection was not thoroughly examined, and is being sold as is.

Siddur Torah Or

The Siddur compiled by the Alter Rebbe, Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liadi – Siddur HaRav – was printed during his lifetime in several editions, in Shklow and Kopust. From the Alter Rebbe's passing until 1886, the Siddur was reprinted in dozens of editions. In many of the editions, the printers did not carefully preserve the accurate text of the prayers and laws, and in some editions they combined the Alter Rebbe's text with texts of other prevalent Siddurim. In the 1880s, R. Avraham David Lavut, Rabbi of Nikolayev (Mykolaiv; maternal grandfather of the Lubavitcher Rebbe), began studying and researching the original text of Siddur HaRav. To that end, he searched for editions of the Siddur published in the lifetime of the Baal HaTanya. Upon finding such a Siddur, he set to work proofreading and correcting the text of Siddur HaRav according to the siddur he found. In 1886 he printed the Siddur HaRav in Vilna under a new title – "Siddur Torah Or".

However, immediately after the first version of the Siddur was published, R. Lavut obtained another edition of Siddur HaRav, published in the lifetime of the Alter Rebbe, which contained some variations. In light of this, R. Lavut produced a new, corrected edition of Siddur Torah Or – the Vilna 1889 edition. But the same event repeated itself – immediately after printing the 1889 edition, R. Lavut obtained a third edition of the Siddur printed in the Alter Rebbe's lifetime, and he began to edit a third, updated edition of Siddur Torah Or. This third edition was published after R. Lavut's passing in 1896.

The Siddur, published by R. Lavut, was supplemented by two of his own works: "Shaarei Tefillah", focusing on the sources, versions, and traditions on which the Alter Rebbe based his Siddur text and customs, and "Netiv HaChaim", which compares contradicting rulings in "Derech HaChaim" by R. Yaakov of Lissa, and the Alter Rebbe's Siddur and Shulchan Aruch.

Books by Chabad Rebbes – Liubavitch and Kopust
Books by Chabad Rebbes – Liubavitch and Kopust