Thursday, July 26, 2007

A Yid's Slavuta Siddur Project

Received via e-mail from A Yid:

Really I wanted something more global - to make a project to scan all available Slavita/Zhitomir sforim, since they are known for their special kdusho. But not only to scan - to make it available for people. No one wanted to do it so far. However there are no resources for such a thing.

At least I wanted to get scans of some important sforim, like Zhitomir or Slavita Chumash with Ivre Taych (because it uses Ukranian and alive Yiddish), other Ivre Taych sforim if possible, and also the Siddur "Seyder Avoydo uMoyre Derech", since it has a very valuable chasidic pirush from Reb Aharon miZelichov, known for other beautiful sforim, and also it uses the nusach that was most common between chasidim in Ukraine (supposedly it is the nusach of Reb Pinchos Koritzer and his talmidim,because the siddur was published by his grandchildren. In their later siddurim they didn't reprint that nusach!).

All those sofrim are scattered in major libraries in Yerusholaim, Kiev, and other places, and amongst private holders. It worth to make a formal project to preserve those sforim, which will give it weight in the eyes of all those people. However it all requires a lot of money, which I have none for such a big thing. So if anyone is interested to support it- you can join (you can contact me through A Simple Jew).


At April 11, 2008 at 3:17:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is there anyway i can buy off you those books


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