One of the earliest Halacha Seforim to be published was the Arba’ah Turim, an important Halachic work that serves as a vital bridge between the early Rishonim and the Shulchan Aruch. The Rebbe’s library owns some of the earliest editions.
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 Levine presents and discusses the earliest prints of the Arba’ah Turim.
One of the earliest Halacha Seforim to be published was the Arba’ah Turim, often called simply the Tur.
Authored by Rav Yaakov ben Asher, son of the Rosh, it is an important Halachic work that serves as a vital bridge between the early Rishonim and the Shulchan Aruch, with the format of the Tur later adapted by the Shulchan Aruch.
The Rebbe’s library owns some of the earliest editions, which Rabbi Levine displays and discusses.
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