Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Feb 7, 2017 (Your local time)
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LOT 158:

Zemir Aritzim, Second Edition - Königsberg, 1860

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Zemir Aritzim, anti-Chassidic polemic, by R. David of Makov. [Königsberg, ca. 1860]. Second edition. On the title page is a false date - 1798, copied from the first 1798 Warsaw edition.
"The book Zemir Aritzim… a sect has risen among the Jews, called Chassidim... They are full of treachery and conspiracy… changed the version of prayer… abandoned the Torah…Therefore, I who subject myself to the authority of R. Eliyahu have printed this small book as a memoir for all generations".
The author writes anonymously, however according to many sources, he is known to be Rabbi David son of R. Ben Zion of Makov. The content is entirely different from that of Zemir Aritzim V'Chorvot Tzurim, first printed in Oleksinets in 1772 and attributed to R. Aryeh Yehuda Leib son of R. Mordechai Sofer of Brody.
16 leaves. 18 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Worn margins. New binding.

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