ISRAEL BAAL-SCHEM UND ELIA WILNA: EINE GESCHICHTLICHE DARSTELLUNG IHRES LEBENS UND WIRKENS
Mähr. -Ostrau, R. Färber, 1931. Paperback. Item #38048
First edition. Original orange paper wrappers. 8vo. 75 pages; 23 cm. Written in German. Title translates to “Israel Baal-Shem and Elijah Wilna: a Historical Account of Their Life and Work. ” Divided into two parts, “Israel Baal-Schem” and “Der Gaon von Wilna” with smaller chapters within each. Rabbi Yisroel ben Eliezer, “often called Baal Shem Tov or Besht, was a Jewish mystical rabbi. He is considered to be the founder of Hasidic Judaism” (Wikipedia, 2016) . Elijah ben Solomon Zalman, “known as the Vilna Gaon or Elijah of Vilna, or by his Hebrew acronym HaGra or Elijah Ben Solomon, was a Talmudist, halakhist, kabbalist, and the foremost leader of the mitnagdic (non-hasidic) Jewry of the past few centuries” (Wikipedia, 2016) . He strongly opposed Hasidism. Abraham Kahana was a biblical scholar and historian who authored many works. Includes loose paper from publishers before title page. SUBJECT(S) : Baal Shem Tov, Vilna Gaon, Hasidism, Mitnagdim. OCLC and WorldCat list 23 holdings worldwide. Minimal stains. Slight toning to pages. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Very good + condition. (GER-51-14).