Auction 85 - Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Or HaGanuz LaTzaddikim – Teachings of the Baal HaTanya – Zhovkva, 1800 – First Edition / Ruach Chen – Zhovkva, 1782

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Or HaGanuz LaTzaddikim, Chassidic essays on the Torah portions, based on the Tanya, by R. Aharon Katz of Apta, Rabbi of Biłgoraj and Zhelechov (author of Keter Shem Tov). Zhovkva, 1800. First edition, with approbation by the Maggid of Kozhnitz.
The book was published about four years after the printing of the Tanya by Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liadi. The author, a prominent Chassidic Tzaddik, bases many of the thoughts in his book on the teachings of the Tanya, which he quotes and elaborates upon in almost every Torah portion.
Signature on title page; stamps in several places.
Bound with:
• Ruach Chen, explanation of philosophical concepts, by R. Yehuda ibn Tibbon, with commentary by R. Yisrael [of Zamość]. Zhovkva, 1782.
Two books in one volume. Or HaGanuz LaTzaddikim: [62] leaves. Lacking [2] leaves in middle (leaves [16]-[17] of Parashiot Vayetze-Vayishlach). Ruach Chen: [24] leaves. 18.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including dampstains and dark stains. Extensive wear. Tears, including marginal open tears to title pages and other leaves, affecting text. Two leaves reinforced with paper (covering some text). Minor worming. Leaves trimmed close to headings in several places. Leaves of second book trimmed unevenly. Text close to inner margins of last leaves of second book somewhat damaged due to binding. Stamps and handwritten inscriptions. New leather binding.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 22.

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