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know it was w ritten in Yiddish and then translated into Hebrew.
T he battle on this po in t has consumed reams o f paper. Piekarz, in
his book, devoted th irty pages to “prove” the Hebrew origin. In
an article published in 1972 in
Moznayim
(vol. 35, p. 270 ff.), A.M.
Haberm ann , the em inen t bibliographer, weighed the opposing
opinions and concluded that the original text was composed in
Yiddish. This is likewise the view o f the Braslav hasidim, a view in
which I concur.
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Zukunft,
New York, 1966, pp. 27-31