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

Siddur Im Dach (By the Baal HaTanya) – First Edition, Kopust, 1816 – Detached Leaves from Various Copies – Incomplete Copies

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Order of prayers for the whole year according to the Arizal rite, with commentary by Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the Baal HaTanya. Kopust (Kopys): R. Yisrael Yoffe, [1816].

First edition of the Rebbe's Siddur with laws and Chassidic discourses (Siddur Im Dach), edited by his son the Mitteler Rebbe.

Incomplete copies – missing title pages and other leaves. The leaves are detached and derive from various different copies; without binding. The present items include leaves from both parts of the Siddur:

• Part 1a (weekday Shacharit): 26-32, 34-35, 37-38, 82-102 leaves. Missing 74 leaves (original: [2], 104 leaves).

• Part 1b (meals, blessings, marriage, circumcision and Tikun Chatzot): 1-21, 23-33 leaves. Missing 22 leaves (original: 1-54 leaves).

• Part 2a (Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh prayers): 4-68 leaves. Missing first 3 leaves (original: 68 leaves).

• Part 2b (festival and high holiday prayers): 1-88, 91-96 leaves. Missing 5 leaves (original: 99 leaves).

Approx. 19-20 cm. Varying condition. Most leaves in good to fair-good condition. On some leaves: creases, stains and wear; tears and open tears affecting text; repaired with paper. Inscriptions and stamps.

Siddur Im Dach

The Chabad Siddur, which Chabad Chassidim call Siddur Im Dach (an abbreviation of Divrei Elohim Chaim), contains the text of the Siddur, the anthology of laws and Chassidic discourses originally delivered mainly on Shabbat to his sons and several elite disciples. The text, laws and two discourses (HaKol Kol Yaakov and He'arah LeTikun Chatzot) were composed by the Baal HaTanya, and printed in his lifetime in several editions. The other discourses were recorded by his son the Mitteler Rebbe and edited for press by his grandson the Tzemach Tzedek.

Some of the discourses were recorded and edited by R. Dov Ber in his own style, with the addition of explanations and expansions, and some of the essays are a verbatim transcription of his father's words, without any of his own additions. In his foreword, R. Dov Ber describes the system of recording his father's discourses. He writes about the discourses which he edited and expanded, how he reviewed them time and again to ensure they are understandable and accessible to people of all levels. Conversely, the discourses transcribed verbatim were edited and approved by the Alter Rebbe himself.

A large portion of the essays printed in the siddur are discourses on the Zohar delivered by the Baal HaTanya regularly on Shabbat eves. His son writes regarding these discourses that it is plainly obvious that the Rebbe benefited from Divine inspiration (foreword to Beurei HaZohar, Kopust, 1816).

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