Monday, February 2, 2015

Is The Tu Beshvat Seder הכל בסדר ?

The Satmarer Rebbe R.Yoilish zt"l used to say " When things

are going OK, the Tziyoinim say HAKOL BESEDER. They forget

that at the Seder, there is also Maror ."


At the Tu Bishvat Seder.Maror is not served.

Some claim, The Tu Bishvat Seder originates from the Ari Zal. In his

Kesovim there is no mention of a Seder on Tu Bishvat.


The first one to mention this Seder is the Sefer Chemdas HaYomim. 

There is a whole Perek describing how to perform the Seder.

"Various Perakim from Tanach and Zohar are to be said. Four

cups of different wines are drunk. Mezonos and fruits are eaten. Before

each fruit you have Kavanah of a different Tziruf of the Shem Havyah."


In 1753, this Perek was reprinted as a separate Kunteres called

"Kunteres Pri Eitz Hadar"  Since then, it was reprinted many times

and the Seder became very popular amongst the Mekubalim.


The Sefer Chemdas Hayomim was printed without a Sha'ar Blatt.

The Ya'avetz claimed that the Mechaber was the Navi Sheker

Noson Hoazosi, the right hand man of Shabtai Zvi  Ym"s.


There were Gedolim who disputed the Ya'avetz and claimed

the Sefer was written by an unknown holy man.


The Chemdas Hayomim writes to have Kavanah at the Seder ,
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                      " העץ הנחמד בן ישי חי על האדמה

Someone revealed, this to be the same Gematria as Shabtai Zvi.

(317=315+2) . Also     העץ הנחמד = 390 the same as שצ 

This gave Chizuk to the side who claimed the Sefer is from

Noson Hoazosi.


The publisher of the Amsterdam edition  who was aware

of the controversy, wrote in the Hakdama

                                                                                                               "ואם תמצא בו פרי שאינו נחמד למראה,
                                                                                                                השלך הקליפה ואכול תוכו"


1 comment:

  1. יישר כחך!

    You are doing a very good and important job here, pointing out and clarifying yesodos, important principles, in a time when there is much confusion, and too many people are swayed by excessive noise and publicity.

    Keep up the great work!

    חזק ואמץ!

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