SEFER TORAT HA-MAGID: LIKUTE TOROT SHEL DOV BER MI-MEZERITSH, MELUKATIM MI-KITVE-YAD UMI-SIFRE TALMIDAV
Tel-Aviv: Pe’er Ha-Sefer, 1969. Item #27932
(FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 2 volumes, facsims. , 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Descriptor: Hasidism. Named Person: Dov Baer, of Mezhirech, d. 1772. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. -- Commentaries. Talmud -- Commentaries. “? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? , ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ”: volume 2, page 211-248.”? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ”: volume 2, page 209-210 . Dov Baer(d. 1772) was “one of the earliest and most important leaders of Hasidism. As a youth, Dov Baer received a traditional religious education in the yeshivah of R. Jacob Joshua Falk , author of Penei Yehoshu’a. He taught in Torchin and later became preacher in Korets and Rovno. Subsequently he moved to Mezhirech in Volhynia, which became the center of the Hasidic movement, and toward the end of his life he moved to Annopol (Hanipol) . An erudite talmudic scholar, Dov Baer also made a profound study of Kabbalah, adopting the system of Lurianic Kabbalah and an ascetic way of life. The mortifications to which he subjected himself eventually made him ill; he contracted a disease which affected his legs and he became bedridden. Tradition relates that he sought a cure from Israel b. Eliezer (the Ba’al Shem Tov) , the originator of modern Hasidism, whose reputation as a healer was widespread, and Dov Baer became one of his foremost disciples. After the death of the Ba’al Shem Tov in 1760, Dov Baer was recognized as his successor to leadership of the movement... The authority of Dov Baer as the main proponent of Hasidism was apparently only recognized in 1766, and even then there were a few notable exceptions such as Phinehas of Korets. Unlike his predecessor, Dov Baer was not a man of the people, and his illness made it difficult for him to associate with his disciples. He possessed charismatic qualities, however, and was an eloquent preacher and teacher. Dov Baer was highly esteemed by his disciples, who not only derived spiritual sustenance from his teachings and utterances but also divined an inner significance in his daily life and actions” (Liebes in EJ 2010) . OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Two volume set. Inscription in front cover. Wear to cover. Wear to binding. (Hasid-9-9).