Rav Moshe Isserles, the ‘Rema’, is most well known for his work on Shulchan Aruch, which has been included in all editions since 1578. But it would take another century plus for his commentary on the Tur, to be printed.
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 history of a work by the Rema which did not enjoy the same popularity as his famous work on Shulchan Aruch.
Rav Mosshe Isserles, more famously known as the ‘Rema’, is most well known for his work on the Shulchan Aruch, which has been included in all editions of Shulchan Aruch since 1578.
But it would take another century and then some for his commentary on the Tur, the Darkei Moshe, to be printed.
Until then it circulated only in manuscript form. The Rebbe’s library owns several such manuscripts.
Listen to the lecture in podcast format by clicking here.