In this week’s episode of ‘Treasures from the Rebbe’s Library’, Chief Librarian Rabbi Berel Levin explores the Talmud and Tur published by the Alter Rebbe, and the reason that episode is not well known.
By Anash.org reporter
Thousands of priceless treasures lie on the shelves and safes of the Central Chabad Library, right next door to 770. The average chossid, however, won’t have the chance to see the most precious of them. Until now, that is.
A new series, launched by Anash.org in partnership with the Rebbe’s library, will showcase some of the most unique and historic books and items in the Rebbe’s library.
In this week’s episode, Chief Librarian Rabbi Berel Levin explores the Talmud and Tur published by the Alter Rebbe, and the reason that episode is not well known.
In 1800, the Alter Rebbe was personally involved in publishing a new edition of the Talmud and of the Tur.
The Alter Rebbe even chose which print to base the new edition on, and other details of the printing.
Why then is this episode in the life of the Alter Rebbe not well known?
See below for photos of the Shas and Tur published by the Alter Rebbe, the haskama and handwritten letter of the Alter Rebbe.
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