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Rabbi Shabsai of Rashkov
Shulchan Aruch Ha’Ar”i and Tikkun Olam 
Lvov, 1788

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Rabbi Shabsai of Rashkov
Shulchan Aruch Ha’Ar”i and Tikkun Olam 
Lvov, 1788
Shulchan Aruch Ha’Ar”i and Tikkun Olam by Rabbi Shabsai of Rashkov. Rabbi Shlomo Yarish Rappaport Press. Lvov, 1788
These two works were printed by Rabbi Shlomo Yarish Rappaport’s press during the very same year that it printed the legendary Noam Elimelech .
The workers employed by the Rappaport Press whose names appear in the colophon of the present sefer are the same workers who appear in the colophon of the Noam Elimelech.
1. Shulchan Aruch Ha’Arizal – Customs and intentions of the Arizal presented in the order of the Shulchan Aruch.
This work contains a special segulah to recite during times of troubles, as well as a segulah for a healthy childbirth,
Nevuas Hayeled, and the Iggeres HaShabbos by the Ibn Ezra.
2. Seder Klolos Tikkun V’Aliyos Ha’olamos.
Kiztur Kavanas Ha’Ar”i” – kabbalistic intentions from the Arizal for weekday, Shabbos and Yomim Tovim prayers, by the Admor Rabbi Shabsai of Rashkov. First edition. Very rare booklet.
The intentions included in this sefer, written in a very abridged format, were printed six years prior in the famed Siddur Reb Shabsai (Koritz, 1794).
The holy kabbalist and Admor Rabbi Shabsai of Rashkov was one of the Bnei Heichala Kaddisha and among the very first talmidim of the Baal Shem Tov. Rabbi Shabsai numbered among a cluster of scribes who wrote Sifrei Torah, tefillin and mezuzos and copied Kabbalistic manuscripts for the Baal Shem Tov in a state of tremendous spiritual sanctity. He is best renowned for his Siddur Reb Shabsai which is regarded
as one of the premier Chassidic siddurim.
Rabbi Shabsai was born in Rashkov, Serbia, yet aside from his birthplace, his life is shrouded in secrecy to the extent that even his year of birth and death are unknown. The Admor Rabbi Zusha of Anipoli, in his approbation to Rabbi Shabsai’s siddur, describes him as “the famous chassid, the Kabbalist, man of G-d” and the author of Toldos Yaakov Yosef cites him numerous times in his sefer.
The above sefarim feature the same symbol; asterisks (*) to those that appear in the sefer
Noam Elimelech, which are said to contain deep Kabbalistic meanings and secrets (
Ohel Rachel Vol. 1 p. 63).
The present sefer was printed in the famed printing press of Rabbi Shlomo Yarish Rappaport in Lvov in the very year that the latter printed Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk’s Noam Elimelech.
Chassidic legend tells that the men employed by Rabbi Shlomo Yarish Rappaport’s press were among the thirty-six hidden tzaddikim of the generation (
Hadras Kodesh by the Admor of Nassod p. 54).
Lvov, 1782. Page Count: Shulchan Aruch: 60 leaves. Kitzur Kavanos: [6] leaves.
Page Size: 19.5 cm.
Condition: Two volumes complete in good condition and bound in attractive new leather binding. Title page of Shulchan Aruch features the autograph of Rabbi Yaakov Kellin son of the Machazis Hashekel.
Bibliography: Stefansky, Chassidus #430
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