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Chovos Halevavos. Venice, 1548 Bomberg Press
Edited copy!

Sefer Chovos Halevavos by Rabbeinu Bachya ibn Pekuda (c.1050 – c. 1120) authored in Arabic and translated into lashon hakodesh by Rabbi Yehuda ibn Tabon.

Chovos Halevavos (Duties of the Heart) is regarded as a primary fundamental sefer of Jewish ethics and philosophy, replete with principles in emunah, bitachon, mussar and avodas Hashem.

 Throughout the ages, it has been praised effusively by Gedolim, many of whom made a point of learning from it every day. The Chasam Sofer, for instance, would read aloud several paragraphs from Chovos Halevavos before beginning a shiur.

The seventh chapter in Chovos Halevavos is called Shaar Hateshuvah, the Gate of Repentance, and it describes at length the essence and foundations of repentance.

In his introduction to Moed Lechol Chai (Ch. 11 #13),
Rabbi Chaim Palagi writes: “[the kabbalist Rabbi Meir Papirash] inscribed in sefer Ohr Hayashar, “Read every day one section from the sefer Chovos Halevavos.’ And at the very least, he should study Chovos Halevavos from beginning to end during the month of Elul.”

Similarly, the Admor Rabbi Yoel of Satmar’s personal aide attested that during the month of Elul, Rabbi Yoel would delve into the study of Shaar Hateshuvah in Chovos Halevavos, while tears streamed from his eyes” (Kovetz Ginas Vradim. Tishrei, 5772 (2012), p. 72).

This copy is filled with annotations in antique Spanish script on nearly every page. These glosses present a wide range of clarifications, amendments, additions and corrections to the sefer based on other versions in the owner’s possession.

Venice, 1548. Daniel Bomberg Press. 88 leaves. 18 cm. Attractive new black leather binding.
Stefansky, Sifrei Yesod #458

Owners’ signatures:
“Shmuel ben Rabbi Yitzchak Tzarfati.”
“La’Hashem ha’aretz u’meloah. Hakatan Sender Wolf.”
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