Eliyahu ben Shelomoh Zalman (1720-1797)
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Zürich, Braginsky Collection, B104
Paper · 5 ff. · 16 x 10 cm · [Vilnius], Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman · [second half of the 18th century]
Elijah ben Solomon Zalman, Kitzur Hekhalot ha-Kudushah ("Abridgment of [the treatise on] the Holiness of Celestial Palaces")
This manuscript contains one of the four autographs of Elijah ben Solomon Zalman, known as the Vilna Gaon ("exceptional Talmud Scholar") (1720–1797). He was revered during his lifetime already and is considered the most important scholar among Lithuanian Ashkenazi Jews; his teaching influences Judaism up to today. This autograph comments on a passage of the Zohar, the classic work of Jewish mysticism. The comments from this manuscript were printed in the 19th century, carefully reproducing even the marginal notes and corrections in this manuscript.
Online Since: 03/19/2015
- Eliyahu ben Shelomoh Zalman (Author)