CATALOG 166:
JUDAICA AMERICANA FROM THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY (1901-1933)

 

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  1. Funk & Wagnalls. A BROCHURE OF ILLUSTRIOUS JEWS AND JEWESSES. New York, Funk & Wagnalls, Undated, [1900-1920]. Paper Wrap. 8vo. 32 pages. Ill. 21 cm. A selected collection of famous Jews with portraits and biographical excerpts from the "Jewish Encyclopedia." SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Biography -- Portraits. "The reproductions in this Brochure are taken from the Jewish Encyclopedia." OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (British Library, Hebrew Union College). Light wear to cover with small tear at base of binding and small stain on back. Internal pages are slightly bent in corner, but very clean and text/portraits are clear. Internal binding in good condition. (HOLO 2-31-4). (ID #26208) $50.00.
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  3. Goldman, Yosef. HEBREW PRINTING IN AMERICA, 1735-1926: A HISTORY AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. Brooklyn, NY, 2006. Cloth, Large 4to, 1188 pages in 2 vols. Extensively illustrated. Printed on high-quality glossy paper. Research and editing by Ari Kinsberg. Sure to become a standard reference work. The work includes an exhaustive bibliography of 1208 items, extensively annotated with bio-bibliographical information, historical context, scholarly references, approbations, and location of copies in libraries world-wide. The bibliography is chronologically arranged within broad subject or format (e.g., Bible, liturgy, Haggadah, reference works, education, periodicals, Rabbinica, etc.) with 13 indexes, including Hebrew and English titles and authors, imprint places and years, publishers, printers, approbations, subscribers, typesetters, music arrangers, and artists.Included are reproductions of most title pages and selected interior pages, as well as appendices containing reproductions of relevant manuscripts and portraits of early American rabbis. The work is also supplemented by extensive bibliography of pertinent scholarly books and periodical articles (p. 1135-1154). Very Heavy, so extra shipping charges apply. please email for information. New Condition. Now only $250.00 (was $450.00)
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  5. Eisenstadt, Benzion. DOROT HA-AHARONIM. SEFER LE-TOLDOT HA-RABANIM... BE-DOROT HA-AHARONIM... VOLUME 1 (ONLY, OF 3 PUBLISHED). New York: A. H. Rozenberg., 1913... Cloth, 8vo. 243 pages. In Hebrew. “Doroth Ho’achronim. Containing Biographical sketches of well known Jewish Men with Historical Notes. Vol I.” Goldman 539. SUBJECT (S): Jews – biography; Rabbis. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Ex library. Covers spotty, some pages a little loose, good- condition. (AMR-34-44) (ID #31529) $100.00.
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  7. Eisenstadt, Benzion. SEFER DOROT HA-AHARONIM: SEFER HADASH LE-TOLDOT GEDOLE ‘AMENU, GE’ONAV VE-RABANAV, ROSHE YESHIVAH, DARSHANIM, HAKHAMIM, SOFRIM, VE-MEHABRIM, NEDIVIM, VE-PARNASIM, ‘OSIM VE-MA’ASIM SHE-‘AMDU LANU BE-DOROT HA-AHARONIM [ALEF-VAV; VOL. 1 ONLY]. New York; Rozenberg, 1913. Later cloth. 8vo. [12], [66], [2] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Volume one only. With 66 pages of 132 columns (two columns per page). Doroth Ho’achronim; Containing Biographical sketches of well known Jewish Men with Historical Notes. Vol 1. “Following the popular reception of his earlier anthology of Jewish biographies, [Hakhme Yisrael ba-Amerika, 1903], Eisenstadt decided to publish a new series with five thousand entries. He planned to issue it in five separate volumes because of the high cost of printing (vol. 1 p. [11]). The final product was a scaled-down edition in three volumes. Among the entries are those for Zionists, Reform rabbis and other not associated with Orthodox life. Many of the subjects are American. […] Vol. 1 was published with the support of Isaac Joseph Kaufmann of Brooklyn and Hayyim Zanvil Shefer of East New York, Broooklyn.” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry #539). Subjects: Jews - Biography - Dictionaries. Rabbis - Biography - Dictionaries. Jews - Encyclopedias. Jews - Dictionaries. Rabbis - Dictionaries and encyclopedias. OCLC lists 17 copies. Later cloth lightly worn, with hinges starting, and loose free endpapers; internally very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (AMR-39-24) (ID #31418) $125.00.
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  9. Glanz, Rudolf. THE GERMAN JEW IN AMERICA: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDING BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, AND ARTICLES OF SPECIAL INTEREST. Cincinatti, Hebrew Union College Press, 1969. Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. xiv, 192 pages. 29 cm. Subjects: Jews, German--United States--Bibliography. Jews--United States--Bibliography. Series: Bibliographica Judaica, No. 1. Gilt lettering on cover and spine, Very good condition. (CH-11) (ID #10738) $50.00.
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  11. Kabakoff, Jacob. HALUTSE HA-SIFRUT HA-`IVRIT BE-AMERIKAH : MEHKARIM U-TE`UDOT. Tel Aviv : Yavneh ; Klivland : Ha-Makhon Le-Limude Ha-Yahadut. , 1966. Cloth. , 8vo. 324 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Authors, Hebrew – United States; Sobel, Jacob Levi; Gersoni, Henry, 1844-1897; Schur, William, 1839-1910; Rosenzweig, Gershon, 1861-1914; Rabinowitz, Isaac, 1846-1900. Very good condition. (GER-17-3) (ID #20306) $30.00.
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  13. Karkhanis, Sharad. JEWISH HERITAGE IN AMERICA: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. New York, Garland, 1988. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. Xx, 434 pages. 23 cm. Series: Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Vol. 467. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- United States -- Bibliography. Judaism -- United States -- Bibliography. Juifs -- États-Unis -- Bibliographie. Judaïsme -- États-Unis -- Bibliographie. Geographic: United States -- Ethnic relations -- Bibliography. États-Unis -- Relations interethniques -- Bibliographie. Identifier: Jews; History; United States. Includes indexes. Foreword by Henry L. Feingold; preface by Leon M. Goldstein. Print on boards/spine is wearing. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SEF37-17) (ID #28476) $30.00.
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  15. Kinsberg, Ari G. M; Sharon Liberman Mintz. PEOPLE OF FAITH, LAND OF PROMISE: AN EXHIBITION IN CELEBRATION OF 350 YEARS OF JEWISH LIFE IN AMERICA: MAY 5-SEPTEMBER 7, 2004. New York City; Library Of The Jewish Theological Seminary, 2004. Softbound. 4to. 120 pages. 27 cm. Only edition. This collection of printed ephemera and canonical texts depicts the development of Jewish cultural and religious life from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, from the first communities in the Caribbean to the mass immigration of the first quarter of the twentieth century. This catalog was published in conjunction with the exhibition People of Faith - Land of Promise held at the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary from May 5, 2004 to September 7, 2004. Catalog written by Ari G. M. Kinsberg, guest curator; exhibition coordinated by Sharon Liberman Mintz, curator of Jewish Art. Dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Abraham Karp. The publication details the sources of 103 color photographic reproductions of Jewish Americana manuscripts, printed books, periodicals, archival papers, photographs, lithographic prints, letters, and etchings that are to be found in the extensive library of the Jewish Theological Seminary. "This exhibition underscores the various ways in which uprooted communities and individuals reconstituted themselves in a new land. The challenges of maintaining and reshaping Jewish identity in the face of assimilation and unstable socioeconomic conditions spurred the creation of fraternal and charitable organizations alongside religious institutions. Jewish life flourished not only through the development of communal structures, but also through the efforts of individuals in business, literary arts and politics. Like its constituent Jewish communities, America was in the process of inventing and reinventing itself in response to new conditions. From the late-nineteenth-century era of mass immigration through the twentieth century, Jewish life metamorphosed with its environment. American culture was translated and disseminated to the Jews, for example, through the publication of a bilingual (Yiddish-English) Constitution and Declaration of Independence in 1891. This cultural diffusion flowed in both directions. Judaism was introduced to popular American culture through such literary ventures as Emma Lazarus's innovative Songs of a Semite." Subjects: Jews - United States - History - Exhibitions. Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Library - Exhibitions. United States - Ethnic relations - Exhibitions. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Fine condition. (JTS-2-1) (ID #28680) $30.00.
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  17. Nardi, Shulamith Schwartz. BAVUAT HA-HAYIM HA-YEHUDIYIM BE-KHITVEHEM SHEL SOFRIM KOTVE ANGLIT. Jerusalem: Ha-makhon Le-yahadut Zemanenu, Mador Shprintsak, Ha-universitah Ha-`ivrit. , 1967. Paper wrappers. , 8vo. 31 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : American literature – Jewish authors – history and criticism; Jews – United States. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. SERIES: ha-Hug li-yedi`at `am Yisrael ba-tefutsot; kuntres 7; Variation: Mi-pirsume ha-Hug li-yedi`at `am Yisrael ba-tefutsot be-vet nesi ha-medinah; kuntres 7. Covers a little faded, very good condition. (HEB-3-24) (ID #19162) $30.00.
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  19. Pfeffer, Jacob; editor. DISTINGUISHED JEWS OF AMERICA: A COLLECTION OF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF JEWS WHO HAVE MADE THEIR MARK IN BUSINESS, THE PROFESSIONS, POLITICS, SCIENCE, ETC. VOL. 1. New York, Distinguished Jews Of America Publishing Co., 1917. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. 493, [4], pages. 28 cm. Volume One, almost 500 pages by itself, of a two volume set. A collection of brief biographies of first generation Jewish immigrants. With an introduction by Albert M. Friedenberg. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- United States -- Biography. Includes indexes. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Cover is lightly worn, especially at corners and along spine, but still nice. Previous owner’s name on front end page. Internal pages are slightly tanned but all text is clear. Nice, clean copy. Very good condition. (SPEC-20-3). (ID #26846) $100.00.
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  21. Schneider, Rebecca. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF JEWISH LIFE IN THE FICTION OF AMERICA AND ENGLAND. Albany; New York State Library School, 1916. Later Boards. 8vo. 41 pages. 25 cm. First Edition. A descriptive bibliography "submitted to the New York state library school as one of its graduation requirements, by a member of the class of 1914. As indicated by the title, it attempts to include all fiction, in book form, touching upon Jewish life, that has been written in English in England and America. It is not a selected list but contains all material of which the compiler was able to get any trace. With few exceptions it is arranged by the country in which the scene of the story is laid and it is followed by an author and title index.” Subjects: Jewish fiction - Bibliography. Jews - Social life and customs - Bibliography. American fiction - Bibliography. English fiction - Bibliography. Light wear to boards, soiling to upper edge, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-44-1) (ID #31538) $100.00.
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  23. Rosenthal, A. CATALOGUE 64 : ENGLISH & AMERICAN JUDAICA. Oxford : A. Rosenthal Ltd. , 1960s?. Paper wrappers. , 8vo. 72 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Catalogs, booksellers' – England; Antiquarian booksellers – England; Rare books – catalogs, booksellers'; Catalogs, booksellers' – Great Britain. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Princeton, Univ of Texas-Austin, Central Conn. State Univ, New York Public Library, Univ van Amsterdam). Good condition. (BIB-3-6) (ID #19851) $40.00.
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  25. Rosenthal, A. CATALOGUE 76 : AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN ARFICA, AMERICA, ASIA, AUSTRALIA AND EUROPE IN MANY LANGUAGES. Oxford : A. Rosenthal Ltd. , 1960s?. Paper wrappers. , 8vo. 57 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – bibliography. SUBJECT(S) : Catalogs, booksellers' – England; Antiquarian booksellers – England; Rare books – catalogs, booksellers'; Catalogs, booksellers' – Great Britain. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Princeton, Univ of Texas-Austin, Central Conn. State Univ, New York Public Library, Univ van Amsterdam). Slight tanning at top edge, very good condition. (BIB-3-4) (ID #19849) $30.00.
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  27. Shapiro, Max Andrew. AN HISTORICAL ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF JEWISH RELIGIOUS TEXTBOOKS PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES, 1817-1903. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms, 1960. Softcover, 257 pages, 8vo. SUBJECT (S): Textbooks. "Jewish religious school textbooks published in the United States, 1817-1903": leaves on pages 251-257. Includes bibliographical references, pages 240-250). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Ohio State, Bar Ilan). Light wear. Very good condition. (BIB-13-1) (ID #24115) $100.00.
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  29. WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN JEWRY: 1928. New York: Jewish Biographical Bureau. , 1928. Cloth. , Black cloth, 8vo. 781 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – United States – biography – periodicals; Jews – Canada – periodicals; Jews – biography – periodicals. Pages slightly sunned, previous owners name written in ink on flyleaf. Very good condition. (BIB-21-7) (ID #24452) $60.00.
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  31. Simons, John (ed.). WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN JEWRY - A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF LIVING JEWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. New York, National News Association, 1938. 3rd Edition. Cloth. 8vo. 1177 pages. Biennial. Vol. III for 1938-39. Ex-library. Embossed, faded gilt lettering on cover and binding. Some damage to edges. Light stains on endpapers. Overall in very good condition. (AMR-41-20) . (ID #29903) $65.00.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  32. Nemiroff, Suzanne. CATALOG OF WESTERN JEWISH PERIODICALS, 1849-1945, AT THE WESTERN JEWISH HISTORY CENTER AND GUIDE TO THE RESOURCES AT OTHER DEPOSITORIES. Berkeley; Western Jewish History Center At The Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum, 1976. Original wraps. 4to. [2], 15 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Bibliography of western Jewish periodicals found in the archives at the Western Jewish History Center and other archives, compiled by Suzanne Nemiroff, assistant archivist at the Center. Subjects: Jewish periodicals - California - Bibliography - Catalogs. Jewish periodicals - West (U. S. ) - Bibliography - Catalogs. Western Jewish History Center -- Catalogs. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-29-22) (ID #30015) $30.00.
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  34. Lifshits, Y. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN AND CANADIAN JEWISH MEMOIRS AND AUTOBIOGRAPHIES IN YIDDISH, HEBREW AND ENGLISH. BIBLIOGRAFYE FUN AMERIKANER UN KANADER YIDISHE ZIKHROYNES UN OYTOBIOGRAFYES OYF YIDISH, HEBREISH UN ENGLISH. New York; Yivo Institute For Jewish Research, 1970. Original stiff wraps. 4to. 75 pages. 28 cm. First edition. In Yiddish and English. Bibliography of American and Canadian Jewish memoirs and autobiographies; compiled from memoirs published in book form, culled from periodicals, and unpublished manuscripts. Compiled by E. Lifschutz, and inscribed by him in ink on Yiddish title page. Subjects: Jews - Biography - Bibliography. Jews, American - Biography - Bibliography. Jews, Canadian - Biography - Bibliography. Joden. Amerikanen. Canadezen. Autobiografiee¨n. OCLC lists 67 copies. Wraps and outer edges lightly soiled, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-29-23) (ID #30016) $30.00.
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  36. Soltes, Mordecai. THE YIDDISH PRESS, AN AMERICANIZING AGENCY. New York City; Teachers College, Columbia University, 1925. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 242 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Originally written as the author's dissertation at Colombia University, serialized in the American Jewish year book, volume 26, September 29, 1924, to September 18, 1925, pages165-372. "Moredecai Soltes (1893-1957) was a Jewish author and educator. He wrote the The Yiddish Press: An Americanizing Agency, and served as chairman of National Committee for the Jewish Book Week. Soltes was also on the executive staff of the National Jewish Welfare Board, and served as Director of Education from 1925-1944. He was the Executive Director and Professor of Community Service at Yeshiva University's School of Education and Community Administration from 1944-1957."(Guide to the Mordecai Soltes Papers; Yeshiva University) Subjects: Yiddish newspapers. Americanization. Institutional stamps on cloth. Light wear to cloth and outer edges. Endpages lightly aged and chipped, internally fresh and clean. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-29-35) (ID #30029) $30.00.
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  38. Glassman, Leo M. BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN JEWS. New York; M. Jacobs & L. M. Glassman, 1935. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XV, 606 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Detailed encyclopedia with biographical descriptions for successful American Jews. Subjects: Jews - United States. Jews – Biography. Cloth rubbed, backstrip torn at edges. Light soiling to outer edges. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLIOG-29-42) (ID #30038) $30.00.
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  40. Jewish Publication Society of America. THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY OF AMERICA, TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY, APRIL FIFTH AND SIXTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN, PHILADELPHIA. 1913, Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 183 pages. Illus. Ports. 21 cm. Collection of addresses and prayers from the 25th anniversary celebration in Philadelphia. "The Jewish Publication Society is a nonprofit, non-denominational association established to disseminate works of Jewish content in English, founded on June 3, 1888, as a membership organization and publisher. (EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S) : Jewish Publication Society of America. "Charter and by-laws": pages [174]-178. "List of publications, 1888-1913": pages [179]-183. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (BIBLIOG-25-2) (ID #30048) $45.00.
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  42. Harvard University Library. AMERICAN JEWISH EPHEMERA : A BICENTENNIAL EXHIBITION FROM THE JUDAICA COLLECTION OF THE HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY. Paperback, 8vo, Cambridge, The Library, 1977. Paperback, 8vo, [176] pages. Loaded with illustrations & facsimiles. 23 cm. "Introductory lecture, Impressions of Jewish daily life in the past one hundred years by Oscar Handlin ; catalogue of the exhibition by Charles Berlin." Very Good Condition. Subject : Harvard University. Library. Subject : Jews -- United States -- Politics and government -- Exhibitions. American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976 -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge. Subject : United States -- Politics and government -- Exhibitions. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Very Good Condition. (ID #12712) $30.00.

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  44. Gurock, Jeffrey S. AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE. New York, NY; Anti-Defamation League Of B'Nai B'Rith, 1983. Softbound. 12mo. XXI, 195 pages. 18 cm. First edition. With an introduction to the State of the Field (Introductory and Reference works) ; Colonial and early National Period; era of German migration; era of East European migration; the close of East European Immigration to the present; special topics (Zionism, Holocaust, Anti-semitism) and Future Directions for research. Subjects: Jews - United States - Bibliography. Juifs - États-Unis - Bibliographie. United States - Ethnic relations - Bibliography. États-Unis - Relations interethniques - Bibliographie. Light wear to covers, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-30-7) (ID #30135) $30.00.
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  46. Marcus, Jacob Rader. AN INDEX TO THE PICTURE COLLECTION OF THE AMERICAN JEWISH ARCHIVES. Cincinnati; American Jewish Archives, 1977. Softbound. 8vo. VI, 90 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Publications of the American Jewish Archives; no. 9. Subjects: Jews - United States - Portraits - Catalogs. American Jewish Archives. United States - Biography – Portraits - Catalogs. OCLC lists 70 copies. Light wear to covers, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-30-9) (ID #30137) $40.00.
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  48. Marcus, Jacob Rader. A BRIEF BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY. New York; Published Jointly By American Jewish Tercentenary Committee And Jewish Book Council Of America ; Sponsored By National Jewish Welfare Board, 1954. Original Wraps. 8vo. 16 pages. 11 x 23 cm. Second edition. Originally appeared in the Jewish book annual, 1943-44. Index and brief bibliography for volumes published on American Jewish History before 1954. Subjects: Jews - United States - History - Bibliography. OCLC lists 7 copies. Light wear to edges of wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-30-12) (ID #30140) $30.00.
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  50. (California) Stern, Norton B. CALIFORNIA JEWISH HISTORY; A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY: OVER FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY WORKS FOR THE PERIOD GOLD RUSH TO POST-WORLD WAR I. Glendale, Calif. , A. H. Clark Co. ,, 1967. Cloth, 8vo. 175 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- California -- Bibliography. In very good condition (AMR-41-34) (ID #31332) $30.00.
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  52. Wolf, Edwin; John F Fleming. ROSENBACH: A BIOGRAPHY. Cleveland; World, 1960. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 616, [3] pages. 25 cm. Second Printing. Biography of the renowned rare book seller, bibliographer, and scholar Abraham Simon Wolf Rosenbach (1876-1952) , whom was essential in assembling the extensive collections of the Huntington Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia is owing to his legacy and collection at that residence. Subjects: Book collecting. Bibliofilie. Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf) , 1876-1952. Outer edges lightly bumped, cloth lightly soiled. Previous owner's bookplate on endpage. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLIOG-29-41A) (ID #30037) $30.00.
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  54. Schoener, Allon. JEWISH LIFE IN AMERICA: FULFILLING THE AMERICAN DREAM: A DOCUMENTARY EXHIBITION FROM COLONIAL TIMES TO THE PRESENT. New York, NY; Anti-Defamation League Of B'Nai B'Rith; Waltham, MA; American Jewish Historical Society, 1983. Original Wraps. 4to. 72 pages. 28cm. Ilustrated First edition. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of period portraits, photographs, and cultural advertisments. A historical timeline of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith and the American Jewish Historical Society. "Sponsored on the occasion of the 70th anniversary (1913-1983) of the Anti-defamation League of B'nai B'rith in cooperation with and on the occasion of the 90th anniversary (1893-1983) of the American Jewish Historical Society." (Title Page) Includes bibliographical references (p. 72). Subjects: Jews -- United States -- Exhibitions. United States -- Ethnic relations -- Exhibitions. Shelfwear, otherwise very good condition. (AMR-43-14) (ID #31449) $30.00.
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  56. Jewish Historical Society Of Maryland; Jewish Heritage Center (Baltimore, Md). AND SO THEY CAME: THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE OF SETTLEMENT IN MARYLAND, 1656-1929. Baltimore, MD; Jewish Historical Society Of Maryland Inc. , 1987. Original Wraps. 8vo. 16 [1] pages. 23x31 cm. Illustrated. Only edition. Catalog of an exhibit held at the inauguration of the Jewish Heritage Center, Baltimore, Maryland, October 25, 1987-June 19, 1988. Profusely illustrated with period photographs as well as descriptive photographs of exhibition items. "And So They Came describes the history of one of Maryland's immigrant groups in its effort to reconstruct a life left behind and at the same time build a community for the benefit of future generations. The exhibit's artifacts, photographs, costumes, and artwork detail a process of settlement begun during Maryland's colonial era." (Introduction) "The Jewish Historical Society of Maryland was founded in 1960 to rescue what at that time was a forgotten old building, the Lloyd Street Synagogue, built in 1845 as the first synagogue in the state. The danger to the synagogue was broadcast to a community which had moved far away, to the daylight homes and cropped lawns of the suburbs. Yet the appeal to save the building was a success. The Society drew strength and support from its community, and continued to grow. In 1981 it was able to take its place alongside the many agencies that today constitute the Associated Jewish Charities & Welfare Fund. Now, after eight years of planning, striving and building, Baltimore's Jewish Heritage Center is a reality." (Introduction) Subjects: Jews --Maryland -- Exhibitions. Maryland -- Ethnic relations -- Exhibitions. OCLC list 18. Light shelfwear otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-43-16) (ID #31451) $30.00.
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  58. Gross, Theodore L. THE LITERATURE OF AMERICAN JEWS. New York: Free Press. , 1973. Cloth, 8vo. Xvii, 510 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : American literature – Jewish authors; Jews – United States – literary collections. ISBN: 0029131901. Has dust jacket. Ex library, otherwise good+ condition. (AMR-34-23) (ID #31508) $30.00.
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  60. Liptzin, Solomon. THE JEW IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. New York: Bloch. , 1966. Cloth, 8vo. 251 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : American literature – history and criticism; Jews in literature. CONTENTS: The colonial era; The young republic; The New England poets; The nineteenth century Jewish lyric; Legend and reality; Persistence and stereotypes; The new immigration; The promised land; Twentieth century Jewish poets; The Jew in non-Jewish fiction; Jewish affirmation; The uprooted and the estranged; Jewish acculturation; Impact of Israel. "Liptzin (1901–1995) [was a] literary scholar and educator. Leaving his native Satanov, Russia, as a boy, Liptzin was raised in the U. S. He taught at City College, New York, where he became professor of German in 1948 and served as chairman of the department of Germanic and Slavonic languages. Active in Jewish affairs, he was honorary president of the Jewish Book Council of America and editor of the Jewish Book Annual. Liptzin was a visiting professor at Yeshiva University and, after settling in Israel in 1962, at Tel Aviv University and the Haifa Technion. He was the Encyclopaedia Judaica departmental editor for German literature." (EJ, 2007) Ex library, otherwise good condition. (AMR-34-29) (ID #31514) $30.00.
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  62. Schneider, Rebecca. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF JEWISH LIFE IN THE FICTION OF AMERICA AND ENGLAND. Albany; New York State Library School, 1916. Later Boards. 8vo. 41 pages. 25 cm. First Edition. A descriptive bibliography "submitted to the New York state library school as one of its graduation requirements, by a member of the class of 1914. As indicated by the title, it attempts to include all fiction, in book form, touching upon Jewish life, that has been written in English in England and America. It is not a selected list but contains all material of which the compiler was able to get any trace. With few exceptions it is arranged by the country in which the scene of the story is laid and it is followed by an author and title index." Subjects: Jewish fiction - Bibliography. Jews - Social life and customs - Bibliography. American fiction - Bibliography. English fiction - Bibliography. Light wear to boards, soiling to upper edge, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-44-1) (ID #31538) $100.00.
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  64. Spitz, Leon. THE BIBLE, JEWS, AND JUDAISM IN AMERICAN POETRY. New York: Behrman's Jewish Book Shop., 1923... Paper wrappers., 8vo. 118 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): American poetry – history and criticism; Jews in literature; Bible – in literature. Ex-library with minimal marks, Very Good Condition. (k-amr-20-31-dw) (ID #19052) $30.00.
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  66. Yivo Institute For Jewish Research. THE YIDDISH SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE: ITS AIMS AND ACHIEVEMENTS. New York: Yivo., 1929... Paper wrappers., Small 8vo. 14 pages. With fascimile of letter from Albert Einstein to Simon Dubnow on the need for the YIVO. SUBJECT (S): Yivo Institute for Jewish Research – history. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. YIVO. The Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, a global organization, was founded in Berlin in1925, so “that Jews participate in scholarly research in their own language, and that the results of world scholarship be made available to those Jews unfamiliar with languages other than Yiddish.” (Liptzin, EJ) Spine is torn, otherwise good condition. (BIB-5-27) (ID #20080) $40.00.
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  68. Abraham, Joseph Moses. TSAVA’AH. New York; Rosenberg Printing, 1920. Later wrappers. 8vo. 18 pages. 21cm. First edition. “This last will and testament [of Joseph Moses Abraham], newly republished [by his grandson], will bring together and unite all the relatives of this tzaddik scattered throughout America in various cities… It will be useful against forgetfulness… i. E. So that they will not forget who they are and that they are hewn from holy seed; so they will not throw behind them the holy and lofty values that this tzaddik, of blessed memory, before his death, commanded his children to pay attention to. Perhaps they will heed this mussar and the words that came from the mouth of the tzaddik will influence them…’ (p. 3).” “Joseph Moses Abraham was a dayyan and a preacher in Lozdzieje, Suwalki province. He died in 1823 (p. 2).” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry # 555). Bound in (later? ) black wraps. Subjects: Biography – Hebrew. Last will and testament. OCLC lists two copies (Natl Libr Israel; Yeshivat Har Etzion). Light wear to edges, overall very fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-44-34) (ID #31580) $100.00.
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  70. Deinard, Ephraim,. HAVU TAMIM: KOL MI-TSIYON EL TSIRE HA-KONGRESS HA-TSIYONI BE-VIEN. 1913. (FT) Softcover, 40 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. Deinard (1846-1930) was “born in Sasmakken, Latvia. Deinard wandered in his youth, collecting ancient manuscripts and books in many countries, and then established a bookshop in Odessa. In 1897 he tried unsuccessfully to found an agricultural settlement in Nevada (U. S. ). An active Zionist, he settled in Palestine in 1913 where he investigated the possibilities of Jewish settlement. After being expelled by the Turks in 1916 he returned to the United States and continued his bibliographical work. His two most noteworthy bibliographical works are Or Mayer: Catalogue of the Old Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books of the Library of the Hon. Mayer Sulzberger of Philadelphia (1896) and Koheleth America (1926), a listing of Hebrew books published in America from 1735 to 1926. The first part of the latter work contains essays on the state of Hebrew literature in America, which are written in his unadorned, but typically acerbic, style. He laid the foundations of the Hebrew book and manuscript collections of the Library of Congress with the financial aid of Jacob Schiff. A violent polemicist on many controversial subjects, he attacked Reform Judaism, Hasidism, Christianity, and Karaism. Deinard was a prolific Hebrew writer, producing more than 50 books and pamphlets often signed with his pseudonym, Adir. These included Toledot Even Reshef (1879; a biography of Abraham Firkovich, whom he knew in the Crimea); Sefer Massa Krim (1878; on travels in Crimea); Massale-Erez Kedem (1883; travels in Palestine and Egypt); Sefer Miflagot be-Yisrael (1899; on the Subbotniki and Hasidim); Zikhronot Bat Ammi (1920; a history of Russian Jewry over the previous 70 years). He also published several short-lived Hebrew and Yiddish journals, among them Ha-Le'ummi, one of the earliest Hebrew periodicals in America.” (Kressel in EJ, 2007) SUBJECT(S): Zionism. Stained cover and pages. Otherwise, good condition. (amr-36-18) (ID #31568) $100.00.
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  72. Deinard, Ephraim. ZIKHRONOT BAT `AMI: LE-KOROT HA-YEHUDIM VEHA-YAHADUT BE-RUSYA BE-MESHEKH KAROV LE-SHIV`IM SHANAH. VOLUME 2. Arlington, N. J.: No Publisher, 1920... Hardcover, 8vo. 197 pages. In Hebrew. Volume 2 only. English title: Memoirs of a Jewish life in Russia. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Soviet Union. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Born in Latvia, Deinard (1846-1930) owned a bookstore in Odessa for a time; in 1913 he emigrated to Palestine. The Turks expelled him in 1916, upon whoch he moved to the United States. He is notable for his bibliographic work, cataloging old manuscripts and books, and laying the groundwork for the Hebrew collection at the Library of Congress. A strongly opinionated man, Deinard wrote more than fifty of his own books as well, often pseudonymously, on a broad range of topics such as travel, biography, history, and religion. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Water damage to covers, water stain on edge throughout, hinges repaired, good- condition. (AMR-34-34) (ID #31519) $100.00.
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  74. Decasseres, Benjamin) Rudens, S. P. BENJAMIN DECASSERES; A FOURTH DIMENSIONAL MIND... No Place, No Publisher (The Author?), 1928. 1st Edition (?). Paper Wrappers, Very Good Condition; 16mo; 12 pages; 22 cm. Pocket-sized reprint from the Reflex, December, 1927. Author was at the time Assistant Director of the Jewish People's Institute in Chicago. DeCasseres was a Philadelphia-born Sephardic writer and essayist (1873-1945) (AMR-27-41) (ID #6885) $30.00.
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  76. Goldstein, Herbert Samuel. FORTY YEARS OF STRUGGLE FOR A PRINCIPLE: THE BIOGRAPHY OF HARRY FISCHEL. New York, Bloch, 1928. Original Publisher's Cloth. xvii, 404 pages. Frontis. Subtitle: Compiled from Mr. Fischel's Daily Diary, Newspaper Clippings, Editorials and Addresses Devlivered by Him during his Forty Years of Service. Some bumping to corners of cover. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC-23-12a) (ID #11134) $50.00.
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  78. (Noah, Mordecai M.) Makover, Abraham B. MORDECAI M. NOAH, HIS LIFE AND WORK FROM THE JEWISH VIEWPOINT. New York; Bloch Pub. Co, 1917. Softbound. 12mo. 96 pages. 19 cm. First edition. A biography written on the Sephardic Jew Mordecai M. Noah, American diplomat and writer, NYC politician, and founder of the failed Ararat refuge project, he is remembered as an early Zionist, especially in this biography by Makover, a member at the time of writing of the Intercollegiate Zionist Association of America. Subjects: United States; Zionism; Noah, M; M; (Mordecai Manuel); 1785-1851; Biographies. Slightly foxed and worn covers, with a small tear at edge. Edges browned. Pages fresh. Pen mark dedication on cover page. Good+ condition. Scarce. (sef-41-15) (ID #28317) $100.00.
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  80. (Wilson) Mack, Julian W; Marshall, Louis; Wise, Stephen S; American Jewish Congress. MEMORIALS SUBMITTED TO PRESIDENT WILSON CONCERNING THE STATUS OF THE JEWS OF EASTERN EUROPE, AND IN PALESTINE. New York: American Jewish Congress, 1919. Original Paper Wrappers, Small 8vo, 28 pages. This report was submitted by Julian W. Mack, Louis Marshall, Stephen S. Wise.” Not the more common publication with a similar name published by the Zionist Organization of America. “by representatives of the American Jewish Congress, on March 2, 1919.” SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Restoration. OCLC lists 12 libraries worldwide with holdings. Ex-library with usual markings. Spine repaird, otherwise Very Good Condition. (spec-36-25A). $100.00.
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  82. (Taft Association Copy) Peters, Madison Clinton. HAYM SALOMON: THE FINANCIER OF THE REVOLUTION: AN UNWRITTEN CHAPTER IN AMERICAN HISTORY [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. New York; Trow Press, 1911. Later cloth. 12mo. 47 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Contents: President Taft on Haym Salomon; address at Eighth street temple, Washington, D. C. - I. Haym Salomon. - II. Other Jewish patriots of the revolution. Written by Rev. Dr. Madison Clinton Peters (1859-1918), a noted minister, author, and lecturer; whose many books Include "Justice to the Jew" and "The Jew as a Patriot.” Inscribed on endpage by the author to Paul M Warburg, the "father" of the U.S. Federal Reserve System and the brother of Felix Warburg, a friend and supporter of President William Howard Taft, who authored the first essay in this book. Subjects: Salomon, Haym, 1740-1785. United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Participation, Jewish. Light institutional stamp on endpage, otherwise fine. VG + condition. (AMR-39-10) (ID #31403) $50.00.
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  84. (Taft) Peters, Madison Clinton. HAYM SALOMON: THE FINANCIER OF THE REVOLUTION: AN UNWRITTEN CHAPTER IN AMERICAN HISTORY. New York; Trow Press, 1911. Original cloth. 12mo. 47 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Contents: President Taft on Haym Salomon; address at Eighth street temple, Washington, D. C. - I. Haym Salomon. - II. Other Jewish patriots of the revolution. Written by Rev. Dr. Madison Clinton Peters (1859-1918), a noted minister, author, and lecturer; whose many books Include "Justice to the Jew" and "The Jew as a Patriot.” Bound in original green cloth with gilt title. Subjects: Salomon, Haym, 1740-1785. United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Participation, Jewish. Fresh and clean. VG + condition. (AMR-39-10A) (ID #31404) $30.00.
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  86. Hoover, Herbert; Herbert H. Lehman; James N. Rosenberg; Felix M. Warburg; Raymond B. Fosdick; Paul Baerwald. JULIUS ROSENWALD, IN MEMORIAM; THE RECORD OF A MEMORIAL MEETING HELD ON SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 1932 AT TWELVE O'CLOCK NOON. BROADCAST THROUGH THE COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE. New York; [Printed And Distributed Through The Courtesy Of A Few Friends Of The Late Julius Rosenwald], 1932. Original wraps. 4to. [22] pages. 26 cm. With frontispiece mounted plate of Julius Rosenwald. Printed on fine paper, hand bound. Contains the speeches given in memoriam to Julius Rosenwald shortly after his death; with addresses and eulogies by President Hoover, Warburg and others, commemorating Rosenwald’s life and works; radio program produced by the Joint Distribution Committee. “Julius Rosenwald (1862–1932), merchant and philanthropist, was born in Springfield, Illinois, the son of German Jewish immigrants. From 1879 to 1885, he was in New York City, working first at an uncle's clothing store, then opening his own, and finally starting to manufacture lightweight summer clothing. He moved the business to Chicago in 1885, where, as Rosenwald and Weil, it was fairly successful. In 1895 he bought a one-quarter interest in the recently established mail-order firm of Sears, Roebuck and Company for $37, 500 and became its vice president. […] In 1925 Rosenwald became chairman of the board, and remained in that post until his death. In the area of philanthropy, Rosenwald heavily subsidized the erection of YMCA buildings for African Americans in 25 cities and the establishment of thousands of rural schools in the southern U. S. From 1910 on. He served continuously from 1912 as a trustee of Tuskegee Institute, and donated $2, 700, 000 for the construction of model housing for African Americans in Chicago. The Julius Rosenwald Fund, established in 1917 with a capital of $30, 000, 000, was Rosenwald's chief philanthropic instrument. He directed that the fund's capital and interest be expended within 25 years of his death. Rosenwald was president of the Associated Jewish Charities of Chicago (1907); contributed substantially to Jewish war relief during World War I and the post-war period; pledged $6, 000, 000 to promote Jewish agricultural colonization in the Soviet Union; and gave $500, 000 each to the Hebrew Union College and Jewish Theological Seminary. Rosenwald opposed Zionism but contributed modestly to educational and agricultural institutions in Palestine. He served for many years as vice president of the American Jewish Committee. Active in general civic affairs, Rosenwald was a trustee of the University of Chicago, to which he donated $5, 000, 000; he pledged $3, 000, 000 for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry; and he served on the Advisory Commission of the Council of National Defense during World War I.” (EJ 2007) OCLC lists 11 copies. Subjects: Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932. Herbert Hoover. American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MX-36-11) (ID #31175) $100.00.
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  88. Hertz, Emanuel. ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE LOWLY: "LIKE HIS GREAT PROTOTYPES IN EGYPT, THIS MODERN MOSES EVER WENT AMONG THE POOR AND LOWLY". New York, No Publisher (The Author), 1928. Paper wrappers; 8vo. 10 pages. "Reprinted from The Jewish Tribune of February 10, 1928." Frontispiece photo of Lincoln. Hertz was an authority on Lincoln and assembled the largest private collection of material relating to him, including 4, 000 previously unknown items. He wrote many publications about Lincoln (Temkin, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 --Psychology Near Fine Condition (amr-40-11) (ID #28131) $40.00.
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  90. Hertz, Emanuel. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, IMMORTAL FOE OF OPPRESSION: HOW ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS SUPPORTE BY THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN HIS STRUGGLE TO PRESERVE THE UNION, THEREBY MAKING HISTORY. New York, No Publisher (The Author), 1928. Paper wrappers; 8vo. 9 pages. "Reprinted from The American Hebrew of February 10, 1928." Frontispiece sketch of Lincoln. Hertz was an authority on Lincoln and assembled the largest private collection of material relating to him, including 4, 000 previously unknown items. He wrote many publications about Lincoln (Temkin, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 --Psychology Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 --Relations with Jews. Near Fine Condition. (amr-40-12) (ID #28132) $50.00.
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  92. Hertz, Emanuel. LINCOLN AND THE JEWS. New York, No Publisher (The Author), 1928. 10 pages. Paper wrappers; 8vo. "Delivered over WRNY." Hertz was an authority on Lincoln and assembled the largest private collection of material relating to him, including 4, 000 previously unknown items. He wrote many publications about Lincoln (Temkin, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 --Psychology Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 --Relations with Jews. Near Fine Condition. (amr-40-14) (ID #28134) $50.00.
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  94. Hertz, Emanuel. THE MANY-SIDED LINCOLN: WHAT WOULD HE DO WERE HE HERE TODAY?. New York, No Publisher (The Author), 1926. 16 pages. Paper wrappers; 8vo. "An Address Delivered at Washington Heights Congregation Februay 12, 1926." Hertz was an authority on Lincoln and assembled the largest private collection of material relating to him, including 4, 000 previously unknown items. He wrote many publications about Lincoln (Temkin, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Near Fine Condition. (amr-40-13) (ID #28133) $35.00.
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  96. Hertz, Emanuel. THAT MAN LINCOLN. New York, No Publisher (The Author), 1928. Paper wrappers; 8vo. 12 pages. Cover title: "Delivered before Maimonides Lodge, 743 F. & A. M., on March 14, 1928." Illustrated with three plates. Hertz was an authority on Lincoln and assembled the largest private collection of material relating to him, including 4, 000 previously unknown items. He wrote many publications about Lincoln (Temkin, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Psychology. Very Good+ Condition. (amr-40-9) (ID #28129) $35.00.
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  98. Hertz, Emanuel. WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN: THE TWO MASTER BUILDERS OF THE UNION. New York, No Publisher (The Author), 1928... Paper wrappers; 8vo. 13 pages. Title from cover. "Delivered at Fort Washi ngton synagogue, February 17, 1928." Frontispiece portraits of Washington and Lincoln. Hertz was an authority on Lincoln and assembled the largest private collection of material relating to him, including 4, 000 previously unknown items. He wrote many publications about Lincoln (Temkin, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.Washington, George, 1732-1799 Near Fine Condition. (amr-40-10) (ID #28130) $30.00.
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  100. Hertz, Emanuel. ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HILLEL'S GOLDEN RULE. [New York], No Publisher (The Author), 1929. 1st Edition. Paper wrappers, 10 pages. "Delivered under the Auspices of the United Synagogue over WEAF--February 6, 1929." Hertz was an authority on Lincoln and assembled the largest private collection of material relating to him, including 4, 000 previously unknown items. He wrote many publications about Lincoln (Temkin, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Fine Condition, (amr-40-6) (ID #28126) $50.00.
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  102. Hertz, Emanuel. THE CHILDREN'S LINCOLN. [New York], No Publisher (The Author), 1930. 1st Edition. Paper wrappers, 21 pages. "Delivered before the Religious School of the Concourse Center of Israel on February 14, 1930." Includes a photo of Hertz' children at the Lincoln statue in Newark. Hertz was an authority on Lincoln and assembled the largest private collection of material relating to him, including 4, 000 previously unknown items. He wrote many publications about Lincoln (Temkin, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Fine Condition, (amr-40-8) (ID #28128) $30.00.
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  104. Hertz, Emanuel. THE RELIGION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. [New York], No Publisher (The Author), 1930. 1st Edition. Paper wrappers, 16 pages. "Delivered before the Forum of The Jewish Center on the afternoon of Febrary 7, 1930." Hertz was an authority on Lincoln and assembled the largest private collection of material relating to him, including 4, 000 previously unknown items. He wrote many publications about Lincoln (Temkin, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Fine Condition, (amr-40-7) (ID #28127) $30.00.
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  106. Ignatoff, David; Isaac Lichtenstein & Zuni Maud, Illustrators. VELT AYN VELT OYS [A ZAMELBUKH]. New York; Ferlag "amerika", 1916. (FT) Publishers cloth. 4to. 159 pages. 27 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Pastedown illustration on cloth cover; pen and ink drawings and block prints throughout, printed on fine paper. “A World Goes, A World Comes”; Poems and stories compiled by David Ignatoff and beautifully illustrated by Isaac Lichtenstein and Zuni Maud. This "zamlbukh" also includes works by many of "Di Yunge” such as Y. Y. Shwartz, L. Shapiro, Zisa Landoy, A. M. Dilon, A. Raboy, R. Ayzland, Naftali Gross, Bel Machshavot, Peretz Hirschbein, and Dzh. Topol. Subjects: Yiddish literature - United States. Yiddish literature. Yiddish poetry. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Light wear to edges, light soiling to covers, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (ART-18-4) (ID #30496) $100.00.
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  108. London, Jack. DER AYZENER KNAFL; DER VEG; FAR ADAM'N; DI SHTIME FUN BLUT [THE IRON HEEL; THE GAME; BEFORE ADAM; THE CALL OF THE WILD]. Nyu York; Farlag Frayhayt, 1927. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 380, 223, 194, 180 pages. 21 cm. Fourth edition. In Yiddish. Four volumes in one. Translations of The Iron Heel; The Game; Before Adam; The Call of the Wild. Each volume was oft published individually as well, this special collection of novels issued by Farlag Frayhayt, the anarchist publisher. Translations by Max Hugo Weinberg, Hersh Rozenfeld, N. Perlman, and Moissaye J. Olgin. Subjects: London, Jack, 1876-1916 - Translations into Yiddish. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Cloth rubbed, binding starting, light pencil marks on first endpage, otherwise clean. Good condition. (YID-16-18A) (ID #30820) $100.00.
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  110. London, Jack. DER AYZENER KNAFL; DER VEG; FAR ADAM'N; DI SHTIME FUN BLUT. 4 VOLUMES IN ONE [THE IRON HEEL; THE GAME; BEFORE ADAM; THE CALL OF THE WILD]. Nyu York; Farlag Frayhayt, 1925. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 380, 223, 194, 180 pages. 21 cm. “Spetsyele Frayhayt” edition. In Yiddish. Four volumes in one. Translations of The Iron Heel; The Game; Before Adam; The Call of the Wild. Each volume was oft published individually as well, this special collection of novels issued by Farlag Frayhayt, the anarchist publisher. Translations by Max Hugo Weinberg, Hersh Rozenfeld, N. Perlman, and Moissaye J. Olgin, editor of the Frayhayt, the Communist Yiddish Daily. Title page printed in red and black ink. Subjects: London, Jack, 1876-1916 - Translations into Yiddish. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Cloth rubbed, binding starting, light pencil marks on first endpage, otherwise clean. Good condition. (YID-16-18) (ID #30819) $100.00.
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  112. Stowe, Harriet Beecher; J Jaffa. ONKEL TOM'S KEBIN, ODER, DI SHVARTSE SHKLAVEN IN AMERIKA [UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, OR, LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY]. Nyu York; Hibru Poblishing Kompani, 1911. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 514 pages. 20 cm. First unabridged Yiddish edition. With frontispiece portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) famed American abolitionist writer; cloth is intricately designed with gilt portrait on front cloth and gilt on spine. First complete Yiddish translation of “Uncle Tom's Cabin, or, Life Among the Lowly”, originally published in English in 1852, reputed to be the best selling novel of the nineteenth century. This edition includes 57 unsigned illustrations; borrowed, copied and redrawn from the 1888 Houghton-Mifflin's "New Edition" of Uncle Tom's Cabin. A first abridged Yiddish version was published in Vilna in 1887: “In his overview article ‘America’ in the groundbreaking Encyclopaedia of Jews in Eastern Europe (Yale/Yivo, 2008), Eli Lederhendler writes: ‘The prolific Ayzik-Meyer Dik published a Yiddish version of Uncle Tom's Cabin (Di shklaferay, oder Di Laybegenshaft, 1887) to air the issues of slavery and freedom, incidentally Judaizing the story (Uncle Tom and his emancipated family convert and join the Jewish people! ) ’ [p. 33] On the title page of Dik's work we read a typical promotional passage: ‘This is a frightening and wonderful true story that happened in America a little over forty years ago and that involved a certain Negro (Moor) ‘Uncle Tom’ who was the slave of a certain Jewish planter (estate owner) Abraham Shelby. This story is written in English and has been translated in all languages. Now we have a Yiddish translation with a fine 'Introduction' by A. M. D. …Vilna, 1887.” (The Mendele Review, Vol. 12.014; Robert Goldenberg). Subjects: Plantation life - Southern States - Fiction. African Americans - Southern States - Fiction. Slavery - Southern States - Fiction. Slaves - Southern States - Fiction. Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 – Translations into Yiddish. Cloth lightly rubbed, with last endpage starting. Otherwise, clean and fresh. Good condition. (YID-16-17) (ID #30818) $150.00.
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  114. Levin, Meyer. THE GOLDEN MOUNTAIN; MARVELLOUS TALES OF RABBI ISRAEL BAAL SHEM, AND OF HIS GREAT-GRANDSON, RABBI NACHMAN, RETOLD FROM HEBREW, YIDDISH AND GERMAN SOURCES. New York; J. Cape & R. Ballou, 1932. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xvii, 357 pages. 22cm. Illustrated. First edition. Playfully written inscription by the author reads, “For Rabbi Albert Lewis with envy for the first edition, and appreciation for his appreciation. – Meyer Levin 1978.” Illustrated endpages with cartoon-like map titled “Land of the Baal Shem Tov.” Frontispiece illustration titled “Two Musicians.” Fourteen beautiful and unique full page illustrations throughout the text. Illustrated by Marek Szwarc, a painter and sculptor identified with the Ecole de Paris art period. Levin writes, "I have tried to put the scattered legends... Together so as to form a legendary life-story of Rabbi Israel... His great-grandson left thirteen tales, which were written down by his pupil, Nathan. Of these I have translated eleven.” (Foreword) “U. S. Novelist. Born and raised in the Chicago slums, Levin became a reporter for the Chicago Daily News and in 1925 was sent to cover the opening of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and returned to Palestine in 1928 to spend a year on a kibbutz. He had already written short stories of Jewish life, some of which appeared in the Menorah Journal, but his Yehuda (1931) was one of the first novels about kibbutz life. In The Golden Mountain (1932), reissued in 1966 as Classic Hassidic Tales, he retold stories of the ? Asidim, and in The Old Bunch (1937) portrayed his own generation Levin was a correspondent in Spain during the Civil War (1936–39) and later reported the Palestine disorders for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (1945–46). In 1946 he made the first feature film of the yishuv, My Father's House, and a documentary, The Illegals, in 1947. His autobiography, In Search, appeared in 1950. Levin's writings covered a wide field – from Jewish mysticism to the modern American scene, which he depicted with realism and vitality. His novels include Reporter (1929), Frankie and Johnny (1930, reedited as The Young Lovers, 1952), The Fanatic (1964), and Stronghold (1965). Levin was the first writer to dramatize The Diary of Anne Frank (1952). Levin's own account of the turmoil he underwent to bring his version of the diary to the stage is found in his The Obsession (1973). His bestseller, Compulsion (1956), a study of the *Loeb-Leopold murder case of the 1920s, was dramatized by the author himself (1959) and filmed. Eva (1959) told the story of a Jewish girl's escape from Nazi-occupied Poland to Palestine. Levin also published a Passover Haggadah, various histories of Israel for juveniles, and books on the synagogue and the Jewish way of life. In 1958 he settled in Israel, which was the setting for his erotic extravaganza, Gore and Igor (1968). Israel is also the subject of his novels The Settlers (1972) and The Harvest (1978).” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Hasidim -- Legends. Rabbis -- Legends. Ba`al Shem Tov, ca. 1700-1760 -- Legends. Nahman,; of Bratslav,; 1772-1811. Previous owner’s (Albert Lewis) inscription in red pencil on end page. Front and rear hinges starting, no DJ. Very good condition. (AMR-43-38) (ID #31473) $100.00.
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  116. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth; Saul Tchernichowsky. SHIRAT HAI’AVATAH. Odesah; Hotsa’at "moriyah", 1912. Later cloth.8vo. [1], 122 pages. 24cm. First Hebrew edition. Title page partially vocalized; text vocalized. Translation of “The Song of Hiawatha” into Hebrew by the poet Saul Tchernichowsky (1875–1943). Heavily illustrated edition of the epic poem Song of Hiawatha; with frontispiece portrait of Longfellow; bound in later quarter leather and boards. Subjects: Iroquois Indians - Poetry. Indians of North America -- Poetry. American poetry -- Translations into Hebrew. Hiawatha, 15th cent. - Poetry. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 - Translations into Hebrew. OCLC lists 17 copies. Rubbing to edges of binding, two leaves torn, without text loss; otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (AMR-44-33) (ID #31579) $100.00.
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  118. Ornitz, Samuel. HAUNCH, PAUNCH AND JOWL. Garden City, NY, Garden City Publishing Co, 1923. Cloth, Very Good Condition in Good tape-repaired jacket; 8vo; 300 pages; "A story of [Jewish] Gangsters and politics in New York..." Rideout Novel. Nice copy. (AMR-37-4) (ID #26889) $25.00.
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  120. Steinberg, Noah. A BUKH MOSHEH NADIR. New York; Farlag Leben, 1926. (FT) Publishers cloth. 8vo. 158, [2] pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Inscribed by the author. Moishe Nadir Book; bound in decorative marbled boards and cloth, with gilt lettering. Frontispiece portrait of the author and a few illustrations. A work of literary criticism concerning the output of the writings of the satirist Moishe Nadir, a widely respected Yiddish communist poet and short story writerSubjects: Yiddish literature. Nadir, Moishe, 1885-1943. Light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (ART-18-2) (ID #30558) $100.00.
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  122. (Sheet Music) Rumshinsky, Joseph; Marc Arnstein. SHOLOM ALEICHEM: FROM "A YIDDISHE TOCHTER" BY M. ARNSTEIN; MUTTER UND KIND, VON GEBEL'S PLAY "BLINDE MANNER". New York; Hebrew Publishing Co., 1914. Original wraps. 1 score ([4] pages). 35 cm. Only edition. Lyrics to "Muter un kind" in Yiddish. Scored for violin. Sholom aleichem from 'A Yiddishe tochter' by M. Arnstein; Mutter un kind von Gebel's play 'Blinde manner'. A beautiful large score sheet for the songs Sholom Aleichem and Muter un Kind; music by Joseph Rumshinsky; text in English and Yiddish, with back page catalogue of the entirety of the scores published by the Hebrew Publishing Company. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Sholom Aleichem. OCLC lists 4 copies (Harvard, Univ Michigan, NYPL, Natl Libr Israel). Light wear to edges, with minor tears to bottom right edge. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (YID-16-36) (ID #30838) $75.00.
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  124. Mendes, H. Pereira, Arrangement. JEWISH HYMNS FOR JEWISH SCHOOLS. No Date. New York, Masliansky Press, [1910?]. Original Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 20 pages. 17 cm. Series: Hebrew educational Series, No. 4. SUBJECT (S): Jewish hymns. Hymns, English. Without music. Light wear with some bumping to edges; front cover absent; back cover chipped with no loss of text. Institutional stamp on back page. Otherwise a nice, clean copy. Good condition. (sef-37-2) (ID #28462) $100.00.
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  126. [Young Men’s Hebrew Club]. BASKETBALL AND DANCE SPONSORED BY THE YOUNG MEN'S HEBREW CLUB 514 CLINTON AVE., NEWARK, N.J. AT THE Y.M.H.A BUILDING HIGH AND W. KINNEY ST., NEWARK, N.J.: EVERY SUNDAY EVENING: MUSIC BY MONROE MANNING AND HIS CLUB REVERE ORCHESTRA: FOREMOST ATTRACTIONS IN. THE COUNTRY WILL APPEAR HERE EVERY WEEK. [Newark; Young Men’s Hebrew Club], [1930s]. Original Wraps. 16mo. [4] pages. 16cm. First edition. Program for the Sunday evening basketball game and dance sponsored by the Young Men’s Hebrew Club. This piece is a single folded leaf, with printed pages on all sides. Red paper with black ink. Contains a score card for the basketball game with advertisements for local businesses, many of which were located in what was the largely Jewish neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Newark. The Young Men’s Hebrew Association building listed on the card was built and dedicated in 1924 after a successful fundraising campaign started in 1920. An advertisement for The Slifer Typewriter Co. That was founded in 1932 (as per records from catalogs at the Smithsonian Institute) further clarifies the date of this piece. The Young Men’s Hebrew Club was an athletic organization that regularly participated in social and charitable events with the Young Men’s Hebrew Association, and was active in early anti-Nazi organizing. In 1934 the Club took on official sponsorship of an anti-Nazi group called the Minutemen. The Minutemen supported boycotts of German products and often worked with other groups to raid meetings and publicly attack fascist anti-Semitic American groups, such as the Friends of New Germany, organizing in Newark. (“Nazi’s in Newark” Warren Grover, 2003) Subjects: Newark, New Jersey. YMHA. Jewish Community Centers. OCLC lists none. Minor shelfwear and light discoloration to foredge, otherwise very good + condition. Rare. (AMR-43-35) (ID #31470) $125.00.
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  128. Pinski, David. DOS IDISHE DRAMA: EYN IBERBLIK IBER IHR ENTVIKLUNG. New York: S. Drukerman, 1909. (FT) Hardcover, 12mo, 57 pages, 19 cm. In Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish drama -- History and criticism. At head of title: The Jewish drama. Other Titles: Jewish drama. Pinski (1872-1959) was a “Yiddish author. Born in Mogilev, Russia, Pinski moved to Moscow with his family at 14. He received not only a traditional but also an excellent secular education. He early became interested in literature and in socialism. After living briefly in Vitebsk, he pursued university studies in Vienna and later Berlin, also living in Warsaw, where writer I. L. Peretz became his mentor. Pinski published his first stories in Mordecai Spector’s Der Hoyzfraynd and Peretz’s Yontif Bletlekh in 1894. Pinski’s early writing introduced the Jewish proletariat as a subject in Yiddish literature. He wrote his first full-length play, Ayzik Sheftl, which Martin Buber later translated into German, shortly before moving to New York to edit the Socialist Labor Party's Yiddish newspaper Abend Blat with labor leader Joseph Schlossberg. He also pursued a Ph. D. In German at Columbia University…Pinski wrote over 25 full-length plays, three novels, scores of short stories and one-act plays, two volumes of travel essays, a screenplay, and one of the first histories of the Yiddish theater. Until the 1940s, he was perhaps the world's most frequently and widely translated Yiddish author. Key plays include Di Familye Tsvi, written following the Kishinev pogrom, published and smuggled into Russia by the Bund; Yankl der Shmid, his most frequently performed work, which he adapted into a film for director Edgar G. Ulmer in 1938; and Der Oytser, perhaps his greatest work, a dark comedy about greed in a Jewish town that critic George Pearce Baker compared in achievement to Ben Jonson’s Volpone. Yankl der Shmid, depicting a married blacksmith’s relationship with his neighbor’s wife, is considered the Yiddish theater's first exploration of illicit sexual passion. Pinski’s plays were produced by some of the world’s leading theatrical companies. Der Oytser was first produced by Max Reinhardt at Berlin's Deutsches Theater in 1911. The Theater Guild produced it in English translation by Ludwig Lewisohn in 1920, as well as Dos Letste Sakhakl. Konstantin Stanislavski selected Pinski’s one-act Der Eybiker Yid for the Habimah Theatre’s inaugural performance in 1918. Other companies to produce Pinski’s plays included the Provincetown Players, the Yiddish Art Theater, the Folksbine, and the Vilna Troupe. Very Good Condition in later cloth binding with original wrapper bound in. (HEB-40-11)(ID #27903) $100.00.
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  130. Gorin, Bernard (Pseudonym Of Van Isaac Goido). DI GESHIKHTE FUN IDISHEN TEATER. New York; "forverts", 1929. (FT) Publishers cloth. 8vo. [3], 256; [4], 282 pages. 21 cm. “Special edition”. Two volumes bound together. Reprint of 1918 Lit? Erarisher Ferlag edition with addition of list (by author) of Yiddish plays. Bound in green cloth with gilt title, includes frontispiece portrait of the author and dozens of photographs of Yiddish stage writers and performers. “The first history of Jewish theater was not published until decades after the beginnings of the professional Yiddish stage. Its author was the journalist Bernard Gorin (Yitskhok Goydo; 1868–1925); his work was titled Di geshikhte fun yidishn teater: Tsvey toyznt yor teater bay yidn (The History of Jewish Theater: Two Thousand Years of Theater among Jews; 1918).” (YIVO Encyclopedia). Subjects: Jewish theater - History. Theater, Yiddish - History. Cloth lightly soiled, edges lightly bumped, endpages lightly browned, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ART-18-16) (ID #30508) $100.00.
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  132. (Philadelphia) Byars, William Vincent, 1857-1938, Ed. B. AND M. GRATZ, MERCHANTS IN PHILADELPHIA, 1754-1798. Jefferson City, Mo.: The Hugh Stephens Printing Co., 1916. Full Morocco Leather, 4to, 386 pages, Includes bibliographical references and index, selected and edited by William Vincent Byars, Lacks backstrip (spine covering) otherwise Very Good Condition. (AMR-38-5) (ID #28574) $50.00.
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  134. (Chicago) EMIL G. HIRSCH CENTER. FORMERLY SINAI SOCIAL CENTER. 1914-1915. [Chicago?], The Ozark Press, [1914]. Paper Wraps. 12mo. 31 pages. Ill. 18 cm. An annual guide to the Sinai Social Center including brief synopses and schedules of classes offered in Judaica, language and music. Hirsch was a U. S. Rabbi, scholar, and civic leader. He led the Chicago Sinai Congregation from 1880-1922. For many years he taught rabbinic literature and philosophy at the University of Chicago, which he helped found. OCLC lists no copies. Light wear to cover, especially at edges, but still nice. Clean copy; very good condition. (SPEC-14-2). (ID #26443) $50.00.
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  136. (Maryland) Altfeld, E. Milton. THE JEW'S STRUGGLE FOR RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL LIBERTY IN MARYLAND. Baltimore; M. Curlander, 1924. Publishers cloth. 8vo. [5], 211 pages. 24 cm. First edition. With five leaves of plates. A history of early Jewish life in Maryland and the struggle for emancipation, until the time of the bill of 1826, which effectively gained civil liberties for the Jews of Maryland. Maryland: “A one-crop tobacco economy and the existence of few major towns caused Jews, with rare exceptions, to avoid the colony during the first century and half after its establishment in 1634. David Fereira, a Jewish tobacco trader from New Amsterdam, appeared in Maryland as early as 1657 and later the same year colonial records mention a Jewish physician, Jacob Lumbrozo, who was also engaged in trade. Lumbrozo, a colorful figure who was often in conflict with his neighbors, was arrested in 1658 for blasphemy after offending Christian colonists during a conversation about religion. He was released before trial, however, due to the proclamation of a general amnesty. After the 1740s, with the growth of commerce in the colony, individual Jews appeared in Annapolis, Fredericktown (now Frederick), and a few other towns, but a Jewish community with supporting institutions did not emerge until the period of the American Revolution, when Baltimore became one of the region's leading ports and attracted several Jewish families. By 1825, there were about 150 Jews in the new state. Although Baltimore Jews like Solomon Etting and Jacob I. Cohen, Jr., achieved a degree of prominence in the larger, non-Jewish community, the state constitution barred them from holding public office unless they would submit to a Christian oath. This requirement was finally removed with the passage of the 1826 ‘Jew Bill, ’ which was championed by the non-Jewish legislator Thomas Kennedy.” (EJ 2007) The author, E. Milton (Emanuel Milton) Altfeld (1889-1965) was a State senator, author, and lawyer, of Baltimore, Marlyand. Subjects: Jews - Maryland. Kennedy, Thomas, 1776-1832. Institutional marks on endpages and backstrip, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (AMR-39-20) (ID #31414) $145.00.
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  138. (Chicago) Bregstone, Philip P. CHICAGO AND ITS JEWS: A CULTURAL HISTORY. [Chicago]; Privately Published, 1933. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xx 423 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Each part preceded by leaf with half-title not included in the pagination (4 leaves). Takes a cultural instead of chronological approach to history; bringing together the author’s opinions, descriptions of community issues, and examinations of events occuring throughout the later 19th and early 20th century. Introduction by Julian W. Mack, U. S. Judge and Zionist leader. Philip Bregstone was a “chicago lawyer, writer, and public official who was active in Jewish affairs and Zionist causes. […] Mr. Bregstone also organized Zionist groups in the Middle West and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to promote the idea of a Palestinian homeland for Jewish peoples. Meanwhile, he wrote many articles about literature and several books— ‘In Shturm von Leben’, which was published in Yiddish in 1924; ‘Chicago and Its Jews’, which was published in English 1933; and ‘Sins of Youth’, which was never published. Bregstone received much recognition during his lifetime for his literary efforts. He died on February 9, 1934 in Chicago.” (Philip P. Bregstone Papers) Subjects: Jews -- Illinois --Chicago. Jews -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Charities. Slight fraying to top and bottom of backstrip. Light wear to cloth. Very good condition. (AMR-43-22) (ID #31457) $35.00.
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  140. (New York) Bureau Of Jewish Social Research. JEWISH COMMUNAL SURVEY OF GREATER NEW YORK. New York; Bureau Of Jewish Social Research, 1928. Original Wraps. 8vo. V, 45pages. 24 cm. First Edition. First section, Studies in the New York Jewish population. With five fold out demographic maps and 20 charts. “The Jewish Communal Survey of Greater New York is important both for its findings and for its historical significance. The 1925 New York study used the Yom Kippur absence method for estimating the size of the Jewish population. The number of children not attending school on Yom Kippur was used to estimate the size of the total Jewish population. Death certificates were also analyzed to compute the Jewish mortality rate and to document patterns of Jewish morbidity. By comparing Yom Kippur absences for 1916 and 1925, the changing distribution of New York Jews was charted. The authors discuss potential problems with these methods early in the document. The report contains wonderfully detailed maps showing the size and Jewish density of dozens of New York neighborhoods. The study was conducted by New York Bureau for Jewish Social Research, which was organized in 1919 as a merger of three organizations: the Bureau of Philanthropic Research, the Bureau of Jewish Statistics and Research of the American Jewish Committee, and the Field Bureau of the National Conference of Jewish Charities. The Bureau of Philanthropic Research was created by Judah Magnes in 1914 as part of the famous ‘Kehilla Experiment’ described by Arthur A. Goren in his book, New York Jews and the Quest for Community. The ‘National Conference of Jewish Charities’ would later become the Council of Jewish Federations, which sponsored the 1970, 1990, and 2000-2001 National Jewish Population Surveys (in 2000-01 as United Jewish Communities: Federations of North America). Thus, ‘Jewish demography, ’ as it was called even in 1925, is almost as old the Federation movement itself. The introductory remarks of the authors are still appropriate today: ‘In view of the fact that census tabulations in the United States do not enumerate Jews, as such, it has always been one of the chief problems in Jewish demography to estimate the Jewish population.” (Community Studies; Mandell L. Berman Institute North American Jewish Data Bank). Subjects: Jews - New York (State) - New York - Statistics. Social surveys - New York (State) - New York. OCLC lists 27 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-39-14) (ID #31408) $75.00.
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  142. (Chicago) Karpf, Maurice J. A SOCIAL AUDIT OF A SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY, THE JEWISH AID SOCIETY AND THE JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICE BUREAU OF CHICAGO, 1919 TO 1925. Chicago; The Jewish Aid Society And The Jewish Social Service Bureau Of Chicago, 1925. Original Wraps. 8vo. 223, [1] pages. 22 cm. First Edition. Detailed report for the years 1919 to 1925 of the projects and successes of Jewish communal organizations in Chicago; with an emphasis on the history of the organizations, approaches to case work, and future trajectories to remedy shortcomings; with 19 tables, 10 charts, 9 illustrations, and 19 appendices containing financial audits. Compiled by Maurice Joseph Karpf (1891–1964), “U. S. Psychologist, social worker, and marriage counselor. Karpf, who was born in Austria, was brought to the U. S. As a boy, and studied sociology and psychology at Columbia University. After being employed as a psychologist in the Chicago school system (1912–14, 1916–18), he was superintendent of the Jewish Social Service Bureau, Chicago (1919–25), director and president of the faculty of the graduate school of Jewish Social Work in New York (1924–42), and executive director of the Federation of Jewish Welfare Organizations in Los Angeles (1942–47). Active in Jewish affairs, he served as president of the National Conference of Jewish Welfare (1930–32), chairman of the International Conference of Jewish Social Work (1932–35), and non-Zionist member of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine (1930–45). His works include: The Scientific Basis of Social Work (1931) and Jewish Community Organization in the United States (1938).” (EJ 2008). The successor to the Jewish Aid Society, the Jewish United Fund / Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF) is currently the central philanthropic address of Chicago's Jewish community and one of the largest not-for-profit social welfare institutions in Illinois. Subjects: Charity organization. Jewish Social Service Bureau (Chicago, Ill. ) Jewish Aid Society, Chicago. OCLC lists 26 copies. Light wear to outer edges, slight tear to upper corner of wrap, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-39-13) (ID #31407) $135.00.
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  144. (Chicago) Wolman, Leo. THE CLOTHING WORKERS OF CHICAGO—1910-1922. Very Good Condition. Chicago: Amalgamated Clothing Workers, 1922... Cloth., Large 8vo. 424 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Clothing workers – Illinois – Chicago; Arbitration, industrial – Illinois – Chicago; Illinois – Chicago – history. Hefty tome detailing this heavily (though not exclusively) Jewish & Italian Union's first 12 years--organizing, strikes, allies, etc. The union, officially founded in 1914, had its roots in the massive 1910 strike in Chicago (against Hart, Schaffner, & Marx), primarily led at the shop floor level by Jewish and Italian women, at the top by Sidney Hillman, and aided by Jane Addams and the Women's Trade Union League. The union was condemned by Sam Gompers as a breakaway from the craft-organized (and largely nativist) United Garment Workers of the AFL, and became leaders of a "new unionism" that included the development of unemployment insurance, cooperative housing, labor banking, & consumer cooperatives. Ex library. Top inch of backstrip is torn off, hinges starting, good condition. (ComHist-10-21) (ID #20027) $50.00.
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  146. (Philadelphia) Fleischman, S. M. THE HISTORY OF THE JEWISH FOSTER HOME AND ORPHAN ASYLUM OF PHILADELPHIA, 1855-1905. [Philadelphia] Board Of Managers [Jewish Foster Home And Orphan Asylum Of Philadelphia], 1906. Original Publishers Boards. 8vo. 147 pages. [20] leaves of plates. 24cm. First edition. Samuel Fleishman’s history of the growth and charitable success of The Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum. "Published... As a Souvenir of the Jubilee Celebration, Sunday, April 30, 1905." (Title Page) The Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum was founded in 1855 and later incorporated into the Juvenile Aid Society of Philadelphia. “From its humble beginnings caring for five children at 799 North Eleventh Street, the Home continued to grow. By 1901, it had moved to its permanent location at Church Lane (Mill Street) near Chew Street in Germantown. Its name changed to the Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum of Philadelphia. The Home housed one hundred and twenty-five children, and employed a staff which included a superintendent, matron, governess, seamstress, gardener, engineer, cook, Hebrew teacher, music and gymnastics instructor, physician, and dentist. Children were admitted from six to ten years old and remained in the institution's care until they turned sixteen.” (Philadelphia Jewish Archives) Subjects: Children -- Institutional care -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia. Jewish foster home and orphan asylum of Philadelphia. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Ex-Library with usual markings. Edgewear to papered boards. Hinges starting. Good condition. (AMR-43-24) Pr (ID #31459) $110.00.
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  148. (Iowa) Glazer, Rabbi Simon. THE JEWS OF IOWA. Des Moines, Ia., Koch Bros. Print. Co., 1904. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xvi, 359 p. Illus. 20 cm. Subtitle: “A complete history and accurate account of their religious, social, economical and educational progress in this state; a history of the Jews of Europe, North and South America in modern times, and a brief history of Iowa.” SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Iowa. Jews -- History. Letter laid in from publisher to the American Israelite – the longest-running English-language Jewish newspaper still published in the United States. Floral, decorative endpapers. Internal pages are slightly darkened at edges, but not fragile. Nice, clean copy with tight binding. Very good condition. Scarce. (AMR-38-19) (ID #30981) $200.00.
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  150. (National Farm School) National Farm School Conference. AN AMERICAN CONTRIBUTION: A RESUME OF THE NATIONAL FARM SCHOOL CONFERENCE. JUNE 2-7, 1926, NEW YORK CITY. New York; National Farm School, 1926. Publishers cloth. 4to. 148 pages. Photographic illustrations. 28cm. First edition. Signed on endpage bookplate with personal inscription by National Chairman Abraham Erlanger. Twenty four photographic plates, including portraits, aerial photos of the School, and depictions of student activities. Facsimile of endorsement by President Calvin Coolidge. Transcripts, photographs, and notes of the 1926 National Farm School Conference, June 2-7 at the Hotel Bilmore, New York, NY. Celebrating the triumphs of the organization with endorsements from Senator Albert Capper of Kansas, Secretary of Agriculture William M. Jardine and President Calvin Coolidge. Outlines the educational programs and highlights the financially independent and non-sectarian religious tenets of the school. “The purposes of the conference are to interest young men and women in the larger cities of the country who have neither the means nor educational requirements for entering other universities and colleges in accepting the gratuitous facilities of the National Farm School at Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where an intensive three-year course of twelve months a year is given in practical farming, scientific agriculture and home economics without charge for tuition or board.” (Jewish Daily Bulletin. May 4, 1926) “Founded by Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf in 1896, the National Farm School was designed to train Jewish urban youth to become farmers. The school was used primarily, first, by East European Jewish immigrants then, later, by Nazi-era refugees.” (American Jewish Archives) Subjects: Agricultural education -- Congresses. Doylestown, Pa., National farm school. OCLC lists 21. Light shelf-wear very good + condition. (AMR-43-17) (ID #31452) $100.00.
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  152. (Boston) Obst, Stella D. THE STORY OF ADATH ISRAEL. Boston, MA; [Daniels], 1917. Original Wraps. 8vo. 33 pages. 24 cm. Illustrated. First edition. Four pages of black and white photographs showing portraits of important congregation members, and an exterior photograph of the temple. “Issued on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the dedication of the present house of worship of the congregation.” Describes how the new congregation was formed in 1854 after a split from the only other Jewish congregation in Boston. Subjects: Jews -- Massachusetts -- Boston. Boston (Mass. ) -- Synagogues. OCLC lists 2. (Brandeis, HUC) Some shelfwear. 2 inch tear from top edge in center of front wrap, previously repaired with tape. Text fresh and clean. Very Good condition. Scarce. (AMR-43-47) (ID #31484) $150.00.
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  154. (Philadelphia) Baylson, Mary. HISTORY AND YEAR BOOK OF CONGREGATION ADATH JESHURUN: PHILADELPHIA. 1926. Philadelphia: the Congregation., 1926... Cloth, 8vo. 85 Pages. SUBJECT (S): Synagogues – Pennsylvania – Philadelphia – periodicals; Jews – Pennsylvania – Philadelphia – history -- 20th century; Philadelphia (Pa. ) -- Congregation Adath Jeshurun. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Stanford, JTSA). Includes a history of the congregation as well as current committee reports. Also includes a 3-page jahrzeit calendar as well as an invaluable membership list of approximately 575 names and addresses. Small tear to top of cover. Pages clean. Good condition. (ComHist-9-14) (ID #19984) $75.00.
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  156. (Baltimore) Rubenstein, C. A. (Charles Aaron). HISTORY OF HAR SINAI CONGREGATION OF THE CITY OF BALTIMORE. Baltimore; Har Sinai Congregation, Press Of Kohn & Pollock, 1918. Original Stiff Wraps. 8vo. [59], [16] pages. 23 cm. First Edition. "Published in commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the incorporation of Har Sinai Congregation, December, 1918." With 16 illustrations; written by the Har Sinai Rabbi Charles Aaron Rubenstein, who served the congregation from 1898-1920. Founded in 1842, the Har Sinai Congregation is the oldest continuous Reform Jewish Congregation in the United States. Subjects: Jews - Maryland - Baltimore - History. Har Sinai Congregation (Baltimore, Md. ) - History. Har Sinai Congregation (Baltimore, Md. ) - Anniversaries, etc. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-39-18) (ID #31412) $100.00.
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  158. (Philadelphia) Wessel, Henry Nathan. HISTORY OF THE JEWISH HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA. [Philadelphia; Stern], 1915. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 67 pages. 24cm. First edition. A history of the Jewish Hospital Association, founded in 1864 in a “small dwelling in West Philadelphia”, and expanded throughout the years to its current incarnation as The Einstein Medical Center. This text was written for the semi-centennial celebration. It looks back at the first fifty years and describes the people and events that helped shape and improve, not only the hospital facilities, but healthcare as a whole in Philadelphia. Subjects: Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia. Jewish Healthcare. OCLC lists 20. Ex-Library with usual markings. Frontispiece and Title page reattached with tape. Light shelfwear, otherwise clean. Good + condition. (AMR-43-25) (ID #31460) $110.00.
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  160. Lewi, Isidor, editor. SOUVENIR OF THE COUNCIL. TWENTY-SECOND COUNCIL. UNION OF AMERICAN HEBREW CONGREGATIONS. New York, UAHC, 1911. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 96 pages. Includes the program of the conference, as well as background and contextual information and 23 Black and white tissued photo plates throughout. These are portraits and photos of synagogues. SUBJECT (S): Judaism-Congresses. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Covers and backstrip missing. Dampstains throughout. Ex-library with usual markings. Dirt smudges on last page with no damage to text. Photos remain good and attractive. Otherwise in Fair condition. (AMRN-13-12). (ID #17419) $75.00. YIDDISH WITH A BOSTON ACCENT
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  162. Baskin, Y., editor. FUFTZIK YOR ARBETER RING IN MASATSHUZETS. No Place (Boston), No Publisher (Arbeiter Ring), 1924. Original Paper Wrappers, 4to, 24 pages. In Yiddish. Celebrartion booklet for 50 years of the Arbeiter Ring in Massachusetts. Interestingly, the Judeo-English has chosen to write Massachusetts with a Massachusetts accent (Think JFK saying “MASS-a-CHU-zets”), ending it as “zets” rather than “sets” as is more commonly seen in Yiddish. Essays by Y. B. Bailin and Ch. Vigderson. Interesting piece as well on “Amerikanisher Frumkayt; other items by L. Arkin, B. Kovner, Y. Gokberg, Max Geldberg, as well as many text ads in Yiddish and English. No copies on OCLC. Light wear, Good+ Condition. Appears to be extremely rare.(YID-18-4) (ID #31571) $225.00.
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  164. Heller, Max. JUBILEE SOUVENIR OF TEMPLE SINAI, 1872-1922. New Orleans; Congregation Temple Sinai, 1922. Original soft cloth. 12mo. VI, 154 pages. 18 cm. Compiled by Rabbi Max. Jubilee souvenir on the fortieth anniversary of Temple Sinai, the oldest reform synagogue in Louisiana. With frontispiece portrait of Rabbi Gutheim, and a dozen portraits throughout of famous Jewish personalities of New Orleans. “In presenting the outlines of the history of Congregation Temple Sinai an introduction is called for, dealing with the preceding chronicles of the Jewish community of New Orleans. Partly, the life of a congregation can only be understood out of its origins and antecedents, in connection with the communal life around it; partly it happens that hitherto no one has taken the trouble of putting together the main events in the early career of New Orleans Jewry where they might be conveniently accessible to the casual searcher. In the history of our country there is no chapter more romantic than the story of Louisiana, from its age of discovery, through Spanish and French regimes, down to our day. In the history of the Jews of New Orleans, too, the unexpected, the fanciful and the unique is by no means lacking. It tells the noble story of the first of American Jewish philanthropists, Judah Touro; it records the phenomenal career of another Judah, the ‘brains of the confederacy’; it has to do with the American pianist and the American actress who were first to win triumphs in Europe; it passingly refers to a Jewess who became the reigning princess of Monaco.” (Foreword) “Maximilian Heller was born in 1860 in Prague. In 1884 he was ordained as a rabbi at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. After serving in Chicago and Houston, Heller became rabbi at Temple Sinai in New Orleans where he remained until his death. Heller was a prolific author and activist, involved in Zionist causes and the labor movement. In 1912 he was appointed a professor of Hebrew language and literature at Tulane University. From 1909-1910 he served as president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. In 1889 Heller married Ida Marks. They had four children. Maximilian Heller died in 1929 at the age of 69.” (Maximilian H. Heller Papers, 1871-1929; American Jewish Archives). Contains pastedown stamp, “From the Library of Rabbi Bertram W. Korn”, the noted historian of Southern Jewry. Heller Subjects: New Orleans (La. ) - Temple Sinai. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Great condition. (AMR-44-12) (ID #31550) $100.00.
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  166. Kehillath Anshe Mayriv. K.A.M. JUBILEE BOOK 1847-1927. Chicago; Schmidt Printing Company, 1928. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 183 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering, includes pastedown photograph of the new temple of the congregation. Includes multiple essays on the history of the oldest congregation in Chicago, illustrations and advertisements throughout. “Kehillat Anshe Ma'arab, the first Jewish congregation, was established Nov. 3, 1847, when a constitution was adopted and signed by fourteen members. Morris L. Leopold, a young man of twenty-six, born in Laubheim, Württemberg, was elected president. The Jewish Burial-Ground Society turned over to the congregation all its property, including the cemetery, and dissolved. Kehillat Anshe Ma'arab held its first regular service in a private room on the second floor of a building on the southwest corner of Lake and Wells streets, and in 1849 leased a lot on Clark street, between Adams and Quincy streets where the post-office now stands), on which it erected a frame synagogue. In 1853 this congregation established a day-school, where Hebrew was taught in addition to the regular common-school curriculum. This school was in operation for twenty years. In 1856 a new cemetery on Green Bay road (now North Clark street) and Belmont avenue was purchased. In 1857 the old burial-ground, having been included in the city extensions, had to be abandoned. In 1882 the ground was sold to the park commissioners, and it is now merged in Lincoln Park. On the date of the closing of the old burial-ground (June 11, 1857) the first interment in the new cemetery took place. In 1868 the congregation purchased the northwest corner of Wabash avenue and Peck court, with the church standing upon it. The latter was converted into a synagogue. In the great fire of 1871 the synagogue escaped destruction, but all the records, which had been placed by Joseph Pollak, the secretary of the congregation, and at that time clerk of Cook county, in a vault of the court-house, were lost. In 1873 Dr. Merzbacher's prayer-book was adopted. An organ, choir, and family pews had been introduced several years before. In the fire of1874, Kehillat Anshe Ma'arab lost the synagogue on Wabash avenue, and in December of that year it purchased the church and site on the corner of Indiana avenue and Twenty-sixth street. The church was converted into a synagogue, and the property on Wabash avenue and Peck court was sold. In 1888 Jacob Rosenberg, then vice-president, presented to the congregation twenty acres of land in the town of Jefferson, to be used as a burial-ground. This is now called. ’Mount Ma'arab Cemetery. ’ The bodies in the North Clark street cemetery were transferred to Mount Ma'arab, and the vacated property was sold. The latter is now completely built over, and all traces of the former cemetery have vanished. In 1889 Kehillat Anshe Ma'arab found that most of its members had moved farther south. The location of the synagogue being, therefore, no longer convenient for the majority, a plot on the southeast corner of Indiana avenue and Thirty-third street was purchased, and the temple now in use was erected. The latter has a seating capacity of 1, 500 persons. The membership is 175. In 1902 the Einhorn ritual, in the English version, was adopted.” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Synagogues - United States - Chicago - History. OCLC lists three copies (HUC, Abraham Lincoln Libr, Detroit Univ). Light wear to cloth, otherwise fine. Great condition. A beautiful copy. (AMR-42-2) (ID #29906) $750.00.
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  168. Maimonides Benevolent Society. MAIMONIDES BENEVOLENT SOCIETY; GOLDEN JUBILEE 1853-1903; JANUARY TWENTY-FIFTH, 1903, GRAND CENTRAL PALACE. New York; Isaac Goldmann Co., 1903. Later boards. 8vo. 54 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Housed in archival boards. Illustrated with ten plates depicting the leaders of the society and the cemetery of the Maimonides Benevolent Society; with an essay expounding upon the history of this society. This benevolent society, comprised of German-Jews in New York City, was founded as a lodge to obtain cemetery plots for its members; the name was changed from the Phillips Lodge to the Maimonides Benevolent Society in 1861; the lodge adopted a German and English language ritual for the first time in 1886. Many of the members were wealthy businessmen, and accordingly, the Golden Jubilee was reported in the New York Times that year. Subjects: Jewish Benevolent Society. One copy listed on OCLC (Hebrew Union College). Institutional stamps on modern archival boards, first pages previously repaired. Probably lacks original covers, but content appears complete. Clean and fresh. Good condition. Very Scarce. (AMR-42-1) (ID #29905) $800.00.
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  170. Elzas, Barnett A. DOCUMENTS RELATIVE TO A PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF JEWS IN SOUTH CAROLINA IN 1748. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co., 1903. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 15 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Charleston News and Courier, Feb. 1903. A collection of excerpts from documents providing insight into the establishment of the Jewish community in Charleston, S. C. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Some wear to cardstock covers, including small chip to corner (no loss of text). Very Good Condition. (sef-44-33) (ID #28437) $75.00.
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  172. Elzas, Barnett A. DR. ELZAS IN COLUMBIA: MAKES FURTHER INTERESTING “FINDS” IN THE STATE HOUSE [AND] STORY OF A LONG LOST SEAL: PROVES THE AGE OF THE HEBREW BENEVOLENT SOCIETY. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co., 1903. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 8 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Sunday News, Nov. 1903. ABSTRACT: Dr. Elzas tells of visiting the Secretary of State's office and despairing over the storage conditions for the historical documents stored there. He tells of finding rich sources regarding the history of the Jews of South Carolina, including valuable information about Henry Moses, Samuel Levy, Montague Simons, Haym Solomons, Levy Solomon, Mordicai Lyon, Moses Simons, and Henry Harris. In the following article he tells of the seal for the Hebrew Benevolent Society and of a long-held but mistaken belief about the date of the founding of the society. Subtitle: Jewish Merchants in Charleston in Revolutionary Day – A Jew who Paid Quit Rents in 1739 – Summary of Testimony Given in an Examination of Citizens who had Remained in Charleston During the British Occupation and whose Loyalty to the Patriot Cause had been Questioned – Who was “Moses, with the Big Nose?” OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Worn at edges with no loss of paper. Very Good Condition. (sef-44-29). (ID #28432) $125.00.
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  174. Elzas, Barnett A. ELZAS VS HUHNER: A FINAL WORD IN THE JEWISH ENCYCLOPAEDIA CONTROVERSY. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co., 1903. Original Self-Wrappers. 8vo. 4 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the News and Courier. Subtitle: “Dr. Barnett A. Elzas Establishes the Justice of his Criticisms of Mr. Huhner's article ‘Charleston’ [in the Jewish Encyclopedia] by Reference to Authorities in this State whom None can Gainsay.” SUBJECT (S): Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. A few minor, closed tears to egdes, but no loss of paper. Very Good Condition. (sef-44-27). (ID #28430) $55.00.
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  176. Elzas, Barnett A. A HISTORY OF CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM, OF CHARLESTON, S.C. 1800-1810. Charleston, News And Courier And Daggett Print Co., 1902. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 13 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Charleston News and Courier, November 1902. Subtitles: “Compiled from Recently Discovered Records,” and "Inscribed to the present members of K. K. B. E.” Includes annual lists of congregation members 1800-1810. SUBJECT (S): Jews – South Carolina. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (sef-44-25) (ID #28427) $110.00.
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  178. Elzas, Barnett A. A HISTORY OF CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM, OF CHARLESTON, S.C. 1800-1810. Charleston, News And Courier And Daggett Print Co., 1902. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 13 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Charleston News and Courier, November 1902. Subtitles: “Compiled from Recently Discovered Records,” and "Inscribed to the present members of K. K. B. E.” Includes annual lists of congregation members 1800-1810. SUBJECT (S): Jews – South Carolina. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Dampstains and soiling throughout, but all text is clear. “Compliments of B. A. E [Barnett A. Elzas]” handwritten atop front cover. Good condition thus. (sef-44-25a) (ID #28428) $100.00.
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  180. Elzas, Barnett A. HUHNER VS ELZAS: THE NEW YORKER OBJECTS TO DR. ELZAS’S CRITICISMS [WITH] EVIDENCE IN REBUTTAL: DR. ELZAS SUBSTANTIATES HIS FIRST CRITICISMS. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co., 1903. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the News and Courier. A correspondence between Huhner and Elzas on the criticisms of Huhner’s article in the Jewish Encyclopaedia. Subtitle: “Some Correspondence that Does not Affect the Questions at Issue – Faulty Encyclopaedias Cited in Defence of an Error – Stands by His Story of Salvador – Is not Familiar with Tory Records of this State – Thinks Lushington’s Company was Composed of Jews – Continental Officers from Other States Credited to South Carolina – Thinks the Act of 1811 Created First Free School Commissioners in Charleston.” SUBJECT (S): Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Vertical crease throughout. Very Good Condition. (sef-44-28). (ID #28431) $55.00.
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  182. Elzas, Barnett A. THE JEWS OF CHARLESTON… A REVIEW OF THE ARTICLE “CHARLESTON” IN VOL. 3 OF THE JEWISH ENCYCLOPAEDIA. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co., 1902. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 21 cm. Reprinted from The Charleston News and Courier, December 1902. A sharp critique of the accuracy of the article, “Charleston” from the Jewish Encyclopaedia by L. Huhner. The review spawned a series of correspondence between Elzas and Huhner on the accuracy of each other’s historical claims. “Compliments of the author,” written atop front cover. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Vertical crease throughout, but all text is clear. Very Good Condition. (sef-44-32a). (ID #28436) $55.00.
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  184. Elzas, Barnett A. THE JEWS OF CHARLESTON… A REVIEW OF THE ARTICLE “CHARLESTON” IN VOL. 3 OF THE JEWISH ENCYCLOPAEDIA. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co., 1902. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 21 cm. Reprinted from The Charleston News and Courier, December 1902. A sharp critique of the accuracy of the article, “Charleston” from the Jewish Encyclopaedia by L. Huhner. The review spawned a series of correspondence between Elzas and Huhner on the accuracy of each other’s historical claims. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (sef-44-32). (ID #28435) $55.00.
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  186. Elzas, Barnett A. THE JEWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA: RECORD OF FIRST NATURALIZATION IN THE PROVINCE. [Charleston], [Daggett Printing Co. ], [1903]. Original Self-Wrappers. 8vo. 4 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the News and Courier. Subtitle: “Dr. Elzas Makes Some Interesting Discoveries in the State House in Columbia – The Text of the Act of 1697 for the Making Aliens Free and for Granting Liberty of Conscience to all Protestants.” OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (sef-44-30). (ID #28433) $75.00.
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  188. Elzas, Barnett A. JOSEPH SALVADOR: JEWISH MERCHANT PRINCE WHO CAME TO SOUTH CAROLINA. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co., [1903]. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 11 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the News and Courier. Subtitle: “He Raised a Million Pounds for the British Government at Two Hours’ Notice and was Held in High Esteem in England – English Historians Know Nothing of his Later Career, which is Fully Revealed in the Records Here – He Came to this State, where he Owned 100, 000 Acres of Land, and, After a Residence of Two Years, Died in Charleston, at the Age of 86 – He was the Uncle and Father-in-law of the Patriot Francis Salvador.” OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (sef-44-31). (ID #28434) $100.00.
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  190. Elzas, Barnett A. MOSES LINDO: A SKETCH OF THE MOST PROMINENT JEW IN CHARLESTON IN PROVINCIAL DAYS. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co., 1903. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 18 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Charleston News and Courier, Jan. 1903. A collection of excerpts from local newspapers mentioning Moses Lindo, Inspector-General of Indico in Charleston [Charles-Town], descendent of Isaac Lindo, one of the earliest “Jew Brokers” of London (1697) who immigrated to South Carolina in 1756. –EJ, 2007. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Some wear to cardstock covers, including small chip to corner (no loss of text). Very Good Condition. (sef-44-34) (ID #28438) $100.00.
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  192. Elzas, Dr. Barnett A. THE JEWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA: A SURVEY OF THE RECORDS AT PRESENT EXISTING IN CHARLESTON. [VOL] I. 1695-1750 (ONLY). Charleston, News And Courier And Daggett Print Co., 1902. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 9 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Charleston News and Courier, December, 1902. Part one of four. A survey of the Jews found in records to be living in Charleston, SC. SUBJECT (S): Jews – South Carolina. Slight discoloration to boards with a few small gouges, no loss of paper. Internal pages nice and clean. Good+ condition. (sef-44-24) (ID #28426) $30.00.
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  194. Elzas, Dr. Barnett A. THE JEWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA: A SURVEY OF THE RECORDS AT PRESENT EXISTING IN CHARLESTON. [VOL] II. 1750-1783 (ONLY). [Charleston], News and Courier, 1903. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 19 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Charleston News and Coutier, March, 1903. Part two of fourteen. A survey of the Jews found in records to be living in Charleson, SC including a directory of all Jews found on record from 1770-1782. SUBJECT (S): Jews – South Carolina. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (AMR-38-22) (ID #30982) $40.00.
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  196. Wolfenstein, Martha. IDYLS OF THE GASS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America., 1901... Cloth., Large 12mo. 295 pages. Advertisements at back. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Austria – fiction; Jewish fiction; Austria – social life and customs – fiction. Bookplate, covers a little faded, a nice solid book in good condition. (SPEC-2-12) (ID #20121) $30.00.
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  198. (Boston) Antin, Mary. THE PROMISED LAND. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1912. 1st Edition. Cloth, Light wear, Good+ Condition; Ex-library, 8vo; 373 pages; A nice 1st edition copy of this classic. Antin was born in Russian Poland. She tells of early childhood in Polotzk (Plotz), the journey to Ameirca, and life in Boston. The 17 photos make the book--from "The Grave Digger of Polotzk" to "Harrison Avenue is the heart of the South End Ghetto.” Interweaving introspection with political commentary, biography with history, this book, first published in 1912, brings to life the transformation of an East European Jewish immigrant into an American citizen. Mary Antin recounts "the process of uprooting, transportation, replanting, acclimitization, and development that took place in my own soul,” and reveals the impact of a new culture and new standards of behavior on her family. Now a classic. (AMR-41-4) (ID #28700) $60.00.
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  200. Levinger, Elma Ehrlich; Sara Miller; Ruth Atlas Binstock; Eva Herbst; Fannie Barnett Linsky. Music and Occasional Co-Authorship by Samuel Goldfarb Or Samuel Schulman. PLAYS FOR NEW YEAR SUKKOTH HANUKKAH PURIM PASSOVER LAG B'OMER SHABUOTH AND FOR OTHER OCCASIONS [ALL BY JEWISH WOMEN; 16 PLAYS FOR FESTIVALS AND HOLIDAYS; INDIVIDUALLY BOUND; HOUSED IN PUBLISHER’S RED CLOTH SLIPCASE]. Cincinnati; Dept. Of Synagog And School Extension Of The Union Of American Hebrew Congregations, 1921-1929. Original Wraps. 8vo. 12; 32, [4]; 24, [2]; 32, [4]; 16; 13, [4]; 25; 35; 13; 16; 20; 19; 19; 11; 27; 19 pages. 20 cm. Pastedown label on cloth slipcase: ‘Plays For New Year Sukkoth Hanukkah Purim Passover Lag B'Omer Shabuoth And For Other Occasions. ’ Every play of Elma Ehrlich Levinger dated 1923; her plays include: “The unlighted Menorah: a Chanukah fantasy of the time of Felix Mendelssohn, in one act”; “The light of Israel: a Chanukah play in four acts”; “A sick Purim; a modern Purim play in one act”; "Let there be light, ’ a pageant in seven episodes”; “How Succoth came to Chayim; a modern play in one act”; “Ruth of Moab; a springtime play in one act”; “The golden staff; a Succoth operetta” with music by Samuel Goldfarb. By Samuel Schulman and Sara Miller: “The spirit of Judaism: a pageant”. By Ruth Atlas Binstock: “Harvest festival; a pageant in four scenes”. By Miss Eva Herbst: Ruth; a harvest pageant”. Plays by Fannie Barnett Linsky: “America and the Jew; a pageant for Thanksgiving day”; “A Purim fantasy, a play in one act”; “The Sabbath angel. A play in two acts”; “Old pictures in new frames. A group tableaux for any holiday”; “The counting of the days; a Lag b'Omer cycle”; “Happy New Year; a play in one act, a prologue and an epilogue.” All plays published by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations Department of Synagogue and School Extension, which was initially established as the Department of Synagogue Extension in 1903, to provide for and advance Sabbath schools for the instruction of the young and to aid and encourage the development of new and young congregations. Elma Ehrlich Levinger (1887 – 1958) “Active in an array of Jewish women’s and youth organizations, Elma Ehrlich Levinger was also the author of over thirty books for children and several for adults—all of which emphasize the importance of maintaining Jewish identity in America. Levinger used both drama and the short story as a means of educating young people and women about Jewish history and traditions, hoping to encourage them to participate in Jewish social life.” (Jewish Women’s Archive Encyclopedia). Subjects: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Drama. Hanukkah - Drama. Sukkot - Drama. Ruth (Biblical figure) - Drama. Sukkot - Drama. Purim –Drama. Jewish drama. Tableaux, Religious. Rosh ha-Shanah - Drama. All plays are listed on OCLC; however, none exceed 15 listings. No listings on OCLC for a boxed set such as ours (extra space in the box suggests that it may have been designed to hold other titles as well). Light rubbing to cloth of slipcase, with rip to corner of lid; wraps of two plays lightly soiled, otherwise all plays near fine. Very Good+ Condition. (MX-36-22) (ID #31186) $550.00.
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  202. Louis, Minnie Dessau. HANNAH AND HER SEVEN SONS: AN INCIDENT OF THE PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS BY THE SYRIAN MONARCH ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES, 167 B.C. New York, Minnie Dessau Louis, 1903. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 12mo. 29, [2] pages. Frontis. Illus. 20 cm. Second Edition. An illustrated retelling of Antiochus IV’s oppression of the Jews in verse. SUBJECT (S): Antiochus IV, King of Syria, ca. 215-164 B. C. Includes ten black and white pen drawings illustrated by Elmer E. Carlson. “Antiochus, stormed [Jerusalem], killed thousands of Jews, and sold thousands more into slavery. …By 167 the enforced Hellenization of the Jews reached its peak; the Jews were compelled, under penalty of death "to depart from the laws of their fathers, and to cease living by the laws of God” (EJ, 2007). OCLC lists four copies worldwide (Yale University Library, George Washington University, Library of Congress, Brown University). Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (sef-39-7) (ID #28515) $30.00.
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  204. Moïse, Penina; Council Of Jewish Women, Charleston Section. SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS WORKS OF PENINA MOISE. Charleston, S. C.; N. G. Duffy, Printer, 1911. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XI 313 pages. 21cm. First edition. Compiled and published by members of the Charleston Section, Council of Jewish Women “personally acquainted” with Penina Moise. Contains 97 poems and hymns, published chronologically. “Nowhere will be found anything but Faith, Submission, Affection, Cheerfulness and a passionate love for nature and her works. Can any more be asked? Penina Moise left behind her, the incense of a purely religious life. This volume is a tribute to her memory.” (Preface) “Penina Moïse left school at the age of 12 – when her father died – to help support her large family, which had been left without means, by doing needlework. On her own, she continued to study and read avidly, showing a literary talent at an early age and becoming a prolific writer of verse. She frequently contributed poems to the Charleston Courier which were on a variety of subjects, many on current events. She also wrote for the leading papers and periodicals of her day. In 1833 she published a small volume of her poems, Fancy's Sketch Book. She was admired by Charleston's antebellum writers. A devout Jew, she was superintendent of Beth Elohim Congregation's Sunday school and was the author of the first American Jewish hymnal.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Jewish poetry. Jewish religious poetry. Charleston (S. C. ) -- Poetry. OCLC lists 21. Previous owner’s bookplate on paste-down endpaper (Theresa E. Bachrach). Front and rear hinges starting, otherwise very good condition. (AMR-43-12) (ID #31447) $200.00.
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  206. Szold, Henrietta; Ahad Ha`am. PINSKER AND HIS BROCHURE. Baltimore; The Lord Baltimore Press, 1905. Original Wraps. 8vo. 17, [1] pages. 23 cm. First edition. First separate appearance ever of Ahad Ha’am in English. Short essay on Leon Pinsker and the ‘Hibbat Zion’ (Lovers of Zion) movement, published shortly after the death of Pinsker; written by Asher Ginzberg (Ahad haam), translated from the Hebrew by Henrietta Szold. "First published in 'Pardes' I (Odessa, 5652-1892) under title: A memorial tablet.” “Ahad Ha-am (Asher Hirsch Ginsberg; 1856–1927), Hebrew essayist, thinker, and leader of Hibbat Zion movement. … From a literary point of view he is the father of the modern Hebrew essay. His Hebrew style, which draws a great deal on Maimonides' Hebrew, is lucid and well constructed. Moreover, as the editor (1897–1903) of the most influential Hebrew journal of the period, Ha-Shilo'ah, he set a high standard of literary taste for an entire generation of Hebrew writers.” (EJ 2007) Translated by Henrietta Szold (1860–1945), founder of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, and organizational leader and political figure in Palestine. At the time of her translation and publication of this likely first appearance of the work of Ahad Ha’am into English, she was working for the Jewish Publication Society (as sole woman editor), and was enrolled at the Jewish Theological Seminary. A second edition was published by the New York Federation of American Zionists in 1911. Subjects: Jews - Restoration. Pinsker, Leon, 1821-1891. Autoemancipation. OCLC lists 7 copies. Wraps soiled, with edges torn, internally fresh and clean. Good condition. (MX-36-14) (ID #31178) $400.00.
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  208. Adler, Cyrus. THE VOICE OF AMERICA ON KISHINEFF. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1924. Cloth, 8vo, xxvi, 491 pages; 20 cm. Includes indexes. Subject: Jews - Persecutions. Massacres -- History 20th century. Antisemitism -- History 20th century. Moldova -- Ethnic relations. Front hinge cracked, but binding is tight. Otherwise very good condition. (HOLO2-59-7/H-17). (ID #26882/17657) $40.00.
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  210. Bridges, Horace James. JEW-BAITING. AN OLD EVIL NEWLY CAMOUFLAGED,. New York, International Press, 1923. Cloth. 12mo. 77 pages. 19 cm. Bridges examines the rising tide of anti-Semitism and its causes, with particular attention to Hilaire Belloc’s “The Jews.” SUBJECT (S): Jewish question. Named Person: Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953. Jews. "Published by request of the Brooklyn society for ethical culture.” OCLC lists only 22 copies worldwide. Stamp and name from previous owner on inside of cover and front endpage. Pages are slightly darkened but all text is clear. Nice, clean copy with tight binding. Very good condition. (HOLO2-39-19) (ID #26608) $75.00.
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  212. Hunterberg, Max. THE CRUCIFIED JEW: WHO CRUCIFIED JESUS?. New York, Bloch, 1927. Cloth. 8vo. 106 pages. An essay on the wrongful persecution of the Jews for the death of Christ. SUBJECT (S): Jesus Christ-Jewish Interpretations; Jesus Christ-Crucifixion. Gilt lettering on cover. Spine faded. Personal copy of Israel Goldstein with his bookplate. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (SPEC-23-1). (ID #27407) $75.00.
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  214. Wise, Stephen Samuel. NO JEWS NEED APPLY. New York: Published For The Free Synagogue By Bloch Pub. Co., 1917. Softcover, 137-150 pages, 12mo, 18 cm. Series: Free Synagogue pulpit; vol. 4, no. 9. “Wise was born in Budapest in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the son and grandson of rabbis…. In 1900 he launched his career as the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Portland, Oregon; typical of the activists of the Progressive Era, he attacked ‘many of the social and political ills of contemporary America. ’ In 1893, he was appointed assistant to Rabbi Henry S. Jacobs of the Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, New York City, and later in the same year, minister to the same congregation. In 1906, concerning another rabbinical appointment, Wise made a major break with the established Reform movement over the ‘question whether the pulpit shall be free or whether the pulpit shall not be free, and, by reason of its loss of freedom, reft of its power for good’; in 1907 he established his Free Synagogue, starting the ‘free Synagogue’ movement. Rabbi Wise was an early supporter of Zionism, and his support for, and commitment to Political Zionism was very atypical of Reform Judaism, which was historically and decidedly non-Zionist since the Pittsburgh Platform in 1885. He was a founder of the New York Federation of Zionist Societies in 1897, and led in the formation of the national Federation of American Zionists (FAZ), a forerunner of the Zionist Organization of America. At the Second Zionist Congress (Basel, 1898), he was a delegate and secretary for the English language. Wise served as honorary secretary of FAZ, in close cooperation with Theodor Herzl until the latter's death in 1904. Wise, joining U. S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and others laid the groundwork for a democratically elected nationwide organization of 'ardently Zionist' Jews, 'to represent Jews as a group and not as individuals'. In 1918, following national elections, this Jewish community convened the first American Jewish Congress in Philadelphia's historic Independence Hall” (Wikipedia, 2010). SUBJECT(S): Discrimination in employment. Jews -- Employment. Cover title. Slight yellowing of pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (mx-31-11) (ID #25572) $120.00.
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  216. Kohler, Max J. (Max James). THE UNITED STATES AND GERMAN JEWISH PERSECUTIONS--PRECEDENTS FOR POPULAR AND GOVERNMENTAL ACTION. New York, B'Nai B'Rith Executive Committee, 1933. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 79 pages. 23 cm. Second Edition. An early call to action to push for US government support for German Jews. Contents include: Precendents for Popular Protests; American Governmental Intercession on Behalf of the Jews; The Bernheim Upper Silesian Petition before the Council of the League of Nations [description & analysis]; Petition of Franz Bernheim to the Council of the League of Nations [exact text of the petition]. Good Condition. (holo2-77-35) Very Good Condition. (ID #21635) $150.00.
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  218. KOL NIDRE PRAYER PAMPHLET. No Place, No Publisher, No Date[Mid-Late 1930s]. Prayer Pamphlet from from Kol Nidre service of American synagogue. 16mo. One sheet. 18 cm. In English with some Hebrew. There is a reference to the Holocaust in the header, which states: “To the Congregation. Mindful of the distressed condition of the Jews of Germany, let us commune together as the choir sings the words of the following anthem –” followed by Psalm 86. Light crease, otherwise in very good condition. (AMR-38-13) (ID #30980) $50.00.
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  220. Baron, Joseph L., THE IMMIGRANT: A PAPER READ BEFORE THE CONTEMPORARY CLUB DAVENPORT, IOWA NOVEMBER 26, 1923. Davenport, Iowa: Contemporary Club, 1923. Wrappers, 8vo, 24 cm., 22 pages. Rabbi Joseph Louis Baron was born in Vilna in 1894, and immigrated at the age of 13 to the United States. In 1920 Baron was ordained at HUC, and became rabbi of Tri-City Temple Emanuel, which served the Jewish populations of Davenport, Iowa, and Moline and Rock Island, Illinois. He later served for 35 years as a religious and civic leader in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is perhaps best known for editing the valuable “Treasury of Jewish Quotations.” (Gordon, EJ) The Contemporary Club of Davenport was formed in 1896 for the purpose of discussing current problems involving the public welfare, and continues to meet. SUBJECT(S): Emigration and immigration -- United States. OCLC lists four copies in libraries worldwide (Hebrew Union College, Univ. Of Wisconsin, Madison, Univ. Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, National Library of Israel). Back cover absent, front cover detached and chipped but present. Natural yellowing and edgewear, otherwise good condition. (SPEC-15-1) (ID #30641) $65.00.
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  222. Berkson, Isaac Baer. THEORIES OF AMERICANIZATION A CRITICAL STUDY, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE JEWISH GROUP. New York City: Teachers College, Columbia University, 1920. Hardback, 8vo. Viii, 226 pages. In English. Dissertation: Thesis (Ph. D. ) --Columbia University, 1919. Series: Variation: Library of American civilization; LAC 15072. SUBJECT(S): Americanization. Jews -- United States. Named Corp: Central Jewish Institute (New York, N. Y. ) Berkson, (1891–1975), was a U. S. Educator and philosopher. Berkson, who was born in New York, began his teaching career at the Central Jewish Institute in New York, of which he was appointed director in 1917. From 1918 until 1927 he supervised the schools and extension program of the city's Bureau of Jewish Education. In 1927 he began teaching education at the Jewish Institute of Religion (later merged with the Hebrew Union College), and in the same year accepted the invitation of Henrietta Szold, who headed the Palestine Executive's department of education, to survey Jewish schools in Palestine. After completing his survey, he remained in Palestine from 1928 to 1935 as superintendent of the Jewish school system. In 1938 Berkson began lecturing in the philosophy of education at the City College of New York (professor, 1955). (EJ, Staff). Ex library in very god condition. (AMR-34-8) (ID #31495) $30.00.
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  224. Traub, Michael. JÜDISCHE WANDERBEWEGUNGEN VOR UND NACH DEM WELTKRIEGE. Berlin, Jüdischer Verlag, 1930. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 141, [1] pages. 23 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Jewish Migration Before and After the World War.” A collection of data on the post-WWI Jewish migration, with particular attention to movement to and from North America. CONTENTS: Die Jüdische Einwanderungsländer nach dem Kriege -- Die Höhe der jüdischen Einwanderung -- Die jüdische Rückwanderung aus den Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika -- Geschlechts- und Altersaufbau der jüdischen Einwanderer -- Bildungs-und Vermögensverhältnisse der jüdischen Einwanderer -- Berufliche Gliederung der jüdischen Einwanderer. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- United States. Jews -- Canada. Jews -- Argentina. Jews -- Palestine. Institutional stamp on FEP and title page. Boards stained; otherwise Good Condition. (GER-32-7) (ID #28777) $30.00.
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  226. Lehman, Herbert H. "FROM RELIEF TO RECONSTRUCTIVE EFFORTS." A REPORT. [S. I. ], S. N., 1927. Stapled. 8vo. 16 pages. 23 cm. Deals with the rehabilitation of Eastern European Jewry, in the US and Europe, after WW I. SUBJECT (S): Reconstruction (1914-1939) Jews. "Delivered at the Constructive Relief Conference of the Joint Distribution Committee and the United Jewish Campaign, Chicago, October 22-23, 1927." OCLC lists 6 copies. Contents Includes: War Orphans, Medical Work, Special Activities of Reconstruction Committee, Loan Societies, Credit Institutions in Other Countries, Repair of Homes, Training of Children, Eastern Europe and Russia, Work in Palestine. Nice, clean copy with secure binding. Very good condition. (HOLO2-35-14) (ID #26145) $85.00.
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  228. Levinger, Lee. A JEWISH CHAPLAIN IN FRANCE. Mew York: MacMillan Company., 1921. 1st edition. Cloth, 12mo, 220 pages. Frontispiece. SUBJECT (S): World War I; Jews – United States. Ex-library. Very Good Condition. (AMR-25-13) (ID #31365) $45.00.
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  230. Ravage, M. E. THE JEW PAYS; A NARRATIVE OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE WAR TO THE JEWS OF EASTERN EUROPE, AND OF THE MANNER IN WHICH AMERICANS HAVE ATTEMPTED TO MEET THEM. New York, A. A, Knopf, 1919. Hardback, 8vo. 5 pages. L., [3]-152 pages. Front. (map) plates, facsim. In English. SUBJECT(S): World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews. World War, 1914-1918 -- Civilian relief. (AMR-34-9) (ID #31496) $30.00.
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  232. Shumbow, Joseph Shalom, Ed. THE BRANDEIS AVUKAH ANNUAL OF 1936--A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY ZIONIST THOUGHT. Boston, Avukah, 1932. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 808 +Adv pages. A very attractive copy of this scarce and important Zionist Brandeis item Kind of a Brandeis Festschrift. Avukah is the Ameircan Student Zionist Federation. Book includes a tissue-covered frontis drawing of Brandeis, "A Sonnet to Justice Louis D. Brandeis on His Seventy-fifth Birthday" by Dr. George Alexander Kohut, 20 pages of greetings to Brandeis (from the likes of Einstein, A. S. Ochs, etc. ), Brandies' "Call to the Educated Jew,” over 500 pages of articles on Zionism and Palestine, 124 pages on "American Jewry, Avukah and Zionism (Authors include Jabotinsky, David De Sola Pool, StephenS. Wise, Harry Savitz, etc. ), a 70-page bibliography of Zionism, a 10"x16" fold-out reproduction of a handwritten letter by Brandeis, etc. Bright giltbust of Brandeis on front cover. Small closed tear to fold out facsimile of letter. (k-mx2-38) Ex-library with usual marks, otherwise Very Good Condition. (ID #5440) $125.00.
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  234. Weizmann, Chaim. Preface by Samuel Untermeyer. AMERICAN ADDRESSES OF DR. CHAIM WEIZMANN: INCLUDING ADDRESS DELIVERED BY DR. WEIZMANN ON THE OCCASION OF THE LAYING OF THE CORNER-STONE OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES, JULY 24, 1918. New York, Palestine Foundation Fund (Karen Hayesod), 1923. 1st Edition (?). Leather, 12mo. 64 pages. Leather binding with gilt embossed title. CONTENTS: Preface by Samuel Untermyer; American Addresses of Dr. Weizmann; Hebrew University Address by Dr. Weizmann. Binding worn at corners and spine. Very Good Condition. (AMR-37-7A). (ID #27890) $70.00.
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  236. Icor. IKOR YOR-BUKH 1932. New York; Natsyonaln Ekzekutiv Komitet Fun Ikor, 1932. Publishers cloth. 4to. XVIII, 206 pages. 28 cm. ICOR Yearbook 1932. In Yiddish and English. Published by the National Executive Committee of the ICOR, Organization for Jewish Colonization in the Soviet Union. The ICOR yearbook was published from 1932 to 1936. This issue contains English editorial on the history of the ICOR, a poem by Mayakovsky, and essays on “Biro-Bidjan in socialist construction”, “Palestine and Biro-Bidjan”, “Report of the Expedition to Biro-Bidjan.” Yiddish sections includes lengthy reports on the ICOR’s activities and American support, proposed architectural and angricultural projects in Biro-Bidjan, illustrations of proposed architectural projects as well as completed structures, multiple charts and graphs detailing economic and material aspects to agricultural projects; with sixty pages containing hundreds of advertisements and encouraging words from businesses and individuals all over the United States in support of ICOR. Subjects: Jews - United States - Periodicals. Jews - Russia (Federation) - Birobidzhan - Periodicals. Jews - Colonization - Russia (Federation) - Birobidzhan - Periodicals. Jewish periodicals - United States. OCLC lists 16 copies. Light soiling to covers, light wear to outer edges, backstrip previously reinforced with archival tape. Otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (YID-16-1) (ID #29957) $125.00.
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  238. Icor. IKOR YOR-BUKH 1933. New York; Natsyonaln Ekzekutiv Komitet Fun Ikor, 1933. Publishers cloth. 4to. 50, XLVI, 144 pages. 28 cm. ICOR Yearbook 1933. In Yiddish and English. Published by the National Executive Committee of the ICOR, Organization for Jewish Colonization in the Soviet Union. Contents: The Jews in the Soviet Union; From the Prison of Nations to the Union of Soviet Republics; Biro-Bidjan Story; The Struggle of the Soviet Union for Peace and the First Five-Year Plan; Social Insurance and Public Health in the U. S. S. R.; The ICOR. 46 pages of advertisement. Yiddish sections illustrated with graphs and photographs of socialist construction in Biro-Bidjan, with lengthy essays discussing the five-year plan. Includes full page chart of demographics and the relation of the various republics and autonomous areas as part of the U. S. S. R. Subjects: Jews - United States - Periodicals. Jews - Russia (Federation) - Birobidzhan - Periodicals. Jews - Colonization - Russia (Federation) - Birobidzhan - Periodicals. Jewish periodicals - United States. OCLC lists 16 copies. Light soiling to covers, backstrip previously reinforced with archival tape. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (YID-16-2) (ID #29958) $125.00.
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  240. Chones, Isaac Bear. SEFER OREKH HA-MILIM VEHA-PITRONIM: YAKHIL BE-KIRBO KOL HA-MILIM HA-NIMTSAOT BA-TANAKH... VE-AHARE KOL MILAH YAVO HA-MAREH MEKOMAH BA-TANAKH, SHORSHAH, BINYANAH U-FITRONEAH BI-SEFAT ASHKENAZ TSEHAH (BE-OTIYOT IVRIYOT)... Chicago, 1906. (FT) Hardcover, Original paper wrappers, 80 pages, portrait, 30 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- German. Bible. O. T. -- Concordances, Hebrew. Title on verso of title page: A biblical word-book and concordance. Includes words beginning with the letters Alef and Bet only. No more published. Other Titles: Biblical word-book and concordance. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Bumped cover corners and edges. Hinge repair. Browning to front and back cover pages, with light chipping. Light staining to outer covers. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-20-1) (ID #26917) $100.00.
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  242. Deutsch, Solomon. BIBLICAL HISTORY IN BIBLICAL LANGUAGE WITH COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM THE PROPHETICAL AND POETICAL BOOKS, EXPLANATORY NOTES, ONE THOUSAND EXAMINATION QUESTIONS AND NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS. A BOOK FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES. Hartford, Conn.: Case, Lockwood, And Brainard Co., 1915... Quarter cloth., 12mo. 371 pages. Illustrated. Scarce Hartford imprint, early 20th Century juvenile title. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- history of Biblical events; Bible. O. T. -- study; Bible. O. T. -- textbooks; Bible. O. T. -- examinations, questions, etc. Edgeworn, bumped corners, ex library, good condition. (MX-9-5) (ID #19350) $50.00.
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  244. Kohut, George Alexander. A HEBREW ANTHOLOGY: A COLLECTION OF POEMS AND DRAMAS INSPIRED BY THE OLD TESTAMENT AND POST BIBLICAL TRADITION GATHERED FROM THE WRITINGS OF ENGLISH POETS... [COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES]. Cincinatti, Bacharach, 1913. Cloth, 8vo 8" - 9" tall, Complete in Two Volumes. xxxiii, 1399 pages. Full Title: "A Hebrew Anthology - A Collectuion of Poems and Dramas Inspired by the Old Testament and Post Biblical Tradition Gathered from WRitings of English Poets, From the Elizabethan Period and Earlier to the Present Day." ex-lib with minimal markings. Volume One: Title page and FEP detached but present; front hinge cracked; backstrip torn but present. Volume Two: Minor water damage to margins of few pages, but all text is clear. Good+ condition. (BIB-24-2) (ID #26879) $30.00.
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  246. Sack, Baruch Joseph. SEFER BIRKAT YOSEF: HIDUSHIM YEKARIM ‘AL HA-TORA VE-‘AL HA-MO’ADIM. Nuyork [New York]: Defus A. H. Rozenberg, 1919. Hardcover, 8vo, 120 pages, 26 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 813: Sack “immigrated to the Land of Israel in 5673 [1913]. Sack was in the process of establishing a settlement for Hasidism when World War I broke out and he was exiled to Egypt. Sack remained there until he was brought by Hasidism of Kobrin to America…his followers later established a synagogue for him, Degel Mahane Yisrael, in Brooklyn.” This work “contains homilies on the Bible that Sack wrote while in Egypt and sermons he delivered in America.” SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Repair to spine& hinges. Wear to binding. Lightly bumped corners and edges. Otherwise Good Condition. (Heb-33-15) (ID #28044) $125.00.
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  248. Samuelzohn, Zeev Volf [Samuelsohn, Zev Wolf]. SHIR HA-SHIRIM: IM PERUSH BE-SHEM HAVATSELET HA-SHARON... Philidelphia, S. Rubin And Chazan, 1905. Cloth, ix, 68 pages, 8vo. In Hebrew. Samuelsohn was from Kovno Province and he served as a rabbi in various Russian cities and in Baltimore. He was in Baltimore by 1898, when his daughter died. He was the father-in-law of R. Jacob Even Frommer Halevi of New Haven. This work contains the text of Songs of Songs with Samuelsohn’s commentary (Goldman 204). Includes title page, preface, table of contents. SUBJECT(S) Bible. O. T. Song of Solomon -- Commentaries. Added title page: “Songs of Solomon, with commentary Chabazeleth hashoron by Wolf Samuelson.” OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Wear and slight tears to cover binding. Wear to cover and edges of cover. Stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (amr-36-21) (ID #24110) $40.00.
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  250. Wiener, Harold Marcus. ESSAYS IN PENTATEUCHAL CRITICISM. Oberlin, Ohio.; Bibliotheca Sacra Co., 1909. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XIV, [2], 239, [1] pages. 24 cm. First edition. Bound in green cloth with gilt spine on title. Harold Marcus Wiener (1875–1929), an “English Bible scholar. Wiener was born in London. Although a lawyer by profession, he devoted most of his life to biblical research. He settled in Palestine in 1924, believing that a religious renaissance was imminent. His main objective was to minimize the conflict between the various religions in the land, and he devoted the last five years of his life to a rapprochement between Arabs and Jews. […] In his studies Wiener insisted that the Pentateuch was written by Moses, but developed a critical method of biblical interpretation, by which, using the ancient versions, he attempted to establish a correct text. Wiener was prominent among those who opposed the J. Wellhausen school of Bible research by scholarly methods. Among his major works are Essays in Pentateuchal Criticism (1909); The Origin of the Pentateuch (1910); Prophets of Israel in History and Modern Criticism (1923); Early Hebrew History and Other Studies (1924); and Posthumous Essays (1932).” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Criticism, interpretation, etc. First endpage loose; hinges lightly shaken, light rubbing to edges of cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-39-9) (ID #31402) $40.00.
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  252. (Schechter, Solomon) Guth, Benyamin Barukh. SHITAH MEKUBETSET HE-HADASH...: KOVETS ‘AL YAD KOL MA’AMARE HAZAL BA-SHAS BAVLI / HAVERTIV ANI BINYAMIN BARUKH GUTAH. VOL I: SEDER ZERA’IM, ONLY (OF 2). Nyu York: Bi-Defus M. Philip, 1910. (FT) Cloth, 8vo, 133, 10 pages. 23 cm. The author sees Solomon Schechter’s death as atonement for his mistreatment of the author regarding this work—this being Schecter’s own copy of that very work! Solomon Schechter’s copy, with posthunmous book plate and with Guth’s card still laid in (! ). Vol. 2 was published 16 years later, in 1926, in Sighet-M. Goldman (#608) notes that “Guth could not afford to publish this volume himself and among those whom he approached for assistance was Solomon Schechter. Schechter was so impressed with the volume and felt that it would make an important contribution to academic scholarship that he promised to have JTSA publish it. Guth proceeded to have the work printed, only to be informed by Schechter that JTSA was not prepared to fund the publication. Guth managed to renegotiate the terms of publication with the printer and had it issued at his own expense. He did not relate this story until he published vol. 2, since Schechter was dead by then and Guth considered his death an atonement for the incident.” Guth was born in Satu-Mare (Satmar) Hungary in 1856, immigrating to the US in 1898 or 1900. He was president of the Board of Orthodox Rabbis of New York and a member of Agudath Harabbonim. He died in 1935. “This anthology of Talmudic sayings is arranged alphabetically by the names of the Rabbis who said them. A brief biography is provided for each rabbi. This volume covers Order Zera’im” (Goldman). Subject(s): Talmud -- Compilation. Talmud. Zera’im. Selections. Tannaim. Amoraim. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide (Univ of Haifa, NYPL, Bar Ilan Univ, National Libr of Israel, JTSA, YU, UCLA, Hebrew College). Library blind stamp on title page, binding repair otherwise Very Good Condition in original binder’s cloth. (amr-28-25) (ID #31367) $275.00.
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  254. Abramowitz, Bernard; V Samuel David Arenson. DAT YISRA’EL: BO KATUV BA’ER HETEV BI-SHETEY SAFOT, ‘IVRIT VE-ANGLIT DATE YISRA’EL HA-NEHUTSIM LE-MA’ASEH = THE LAW OF ISRAEL: A COMPILATION OF THE HAYYE ADAM [PART ONE ONLY]. New York; Leonson & Weinkrantz, 1906. Original Cloth. 8vo. [1], 220 pages. 22 cm. Second printing. In Hebrew and English. Carefully compiled and arranged by Bernard Abramowitz. Translated by V. Samuel David Aaronson. Rabbi Bernard Abramowitz, who was born in Lithuania, practiced as a rabbi in the United States and died in Jerusalem; he founded the first branch of Mizrahi in St. Louis, and served as President of American Mizrahi, thus serving as an early central figure in religious zionism. Part one of the Law of Israel; a digest of practical Halakhah. Our copy bound in original red cloth. Goldman # 584. Singerman 5508. Subjects: Jewish law. Jews - Legal status, laws, etc. OCLC lists 25 copies. Light soiling and wear to cloth, some pencil marks on endpages, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-44-4A) (ID #31542) $30.00.
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  256. Album, Simon Hirsch. DIVRE EMET: 'AL DEVAR SHEVU'AT HA-EMET... UVE-'INYAN HA-KASHRUT... (VOLUME 1 ONLY). Chicago; United States, 1904. Hardcover, 87 pages, 8vo, facsims, 22 cm. Volume 1. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Dietary laws. Shehitah. Oaths (Jewish law). Vol. 2 includes also Mehaah geluyah in Hebrew, Yiddish or English, 28 p. At end. Originally published: Chicago, 1904-1912. Other Titles: Mehaah geluyah. Album (1849-1921) was "born in Tazitz, Lithuania, and studied at the Volozhin yeshivah where he received his ordination. After spending much of his early career working as a rabbi in Russia, Album immigrated to America in 1891. He settled in Chicago and assumed the pulpit of the new Mishna Ugemoro Synagogue, which served the substantial immigrant community. He held this pulpit until his death, overseeing the growth of the congregation and the opening of a second satellite synagogue. Despite his successes as a scholar, communal leader, and congregational rabbi, Album's tenure was not entirely untroubled. His involvement in a number of intra-communal squabbles suggests a difficult personality and penchant for feuding. The most serious of these confrontations occurred in 1903 after Jacob David Willowski was invited to Chicago to serve as the chief rabbi of a collection of allied synagogues. Willowski quickly set out to establish oversight and control of the kashrut supervision of Chicago's vast abattoirs. This move angered Album, who shortly before had secured an arrangement to act as the sole supervisor for the shohatim working at the major packing plants that supplied much of America's centrally slaughtered meat. Album published a polemic that vilified Willowsky. The ugly public dispute that followed created friction and divisions within the immigrant community, eventually degenerating into a violent confrontation in a synagogue between supporters of the two men. The bickering subsided when Jacob Willowski resigned his post and left Chicago for Palestine. Among Album's writings are Divrei Emet, Meha'ah Geluyah, and Teshuvah al Hanutat ha-Metim.” (Mendelsohn in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Harvard). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Wear to cover spine and binding. Slight staining on front cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-34A-16) (ID #24554) $135.00.
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  258. Avrahamzon, Shemu’el Avigdor Ben Aba. TORE ZAHAV, AL HILKHOT HAKHNASAT ORHIM VE-SHUT. New York?, 1920-1929?. Hardcover, 8vo, 94, 48 pages, 2 volumes in 1, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Hospitality -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Responsa. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Cover corners and edges bumped. Bumped page corners. Spine cover torn. Otherwise Good Condition. (Heb-33-3) (ID #28035) $100.00.
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  260. Blau, Joel, Max Reichler, David De Sola Pool. JEWISH EUGENICS AND OTHER ESSAYS: 3 PAPERS READ BEFORE THE NEW YORK BOARD OF JEWISH MINISTERS 1915. New York: Bloch, 1916. Hardcover, 8vo, 103 pages, 19 cm. Contents: I. Jewish Eugenics by Max Reichler -- II. The defective in Jewish law and literature by Joel Blau -- III. Capital punishment among the Jews by D. De Sola Pool. SUBJECT (S): Jews. Eugenics. People with disabilities in rabbinical literature. People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Jewish law). Capital punishment (Jewish law). Pool (1885-1970) was a “U. S. Rabbi, civic and communal leader, and historian. Pool, who was born in London, pursued his rabbinic studies, first at Jews' College, London, and then at the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. Pool went to the U. S. In 1907 to become minister of the Sephardi Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City, the oldest synagogue in the U. S. He served there until his retirement in 1956. Pool's other posts and activities included: president of the New York Board of Rabbis; member of Herbert Hoover's food conservation staff; field organizer and director of army camp work of the Jewish Welfare Board during World War I; U. S. Representative of the Zionist Commission in Jerusalem to help implement the Balfour Declaration; regional director for Palestine and Syria of the Joint Distribution Committee; founder and director of the Jewish Education Committee of New York; president of the Union of Sephardic Congregations; president of the Synagogue Council of America; chairman of the Committee of Army and Navy Religious Activities of the National Jewish Welfare Board; vice president and president of the American Jewish Historical Society; and U. S. Delegate to the NATO Atlantic Congress in London. Pool wrote several significant works and monographs in the fields of American Jewish history, religion, education, and Zionism, and edited and translated Sephardi and Ashkenazi Hebrew liturgical works.” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ, 2007). Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-44-2) (ID #24710) $100.00.
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  262. Konowitz, Israel. OTSAR HA-TALMUD VEHA-MIDRASH, MAAMAR RISHON, HA-ELOHUT KOLEL TISH`IM PERAKIM VE-ELEF T.T.L.A. SIMANIM. New York: Be-Hotaat Shohare Toshiyah, 1908. (FT) Stapled, 8vo, 350 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. Added title page in English: The God idea in Talmud and other rabbinical sources. The author was a well-known educator and producer of educational materials in New York. SUBJECT(S): Midrash – Commentaries; God (Judaism) Talmud -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 23 copies in libraries worldwide. Covers absent, chipping at corners and edges, natural yellowing. (SPEC-15-3) (ID #30643) $50.00.
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  264. Mielziner, Moses. INTRODUCTION TO THE TALMUD: HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTRODUCTION, LEGAL HERMENEUTICS OF THE TALMUD, TALMUDICAL TERMINOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY, OUTLINES OF TALMUDICAL ETHICS. APPENDIX: KEY TO THE ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE TALMUD AND ITS COMMENTARIES. New York: Funk & Wagnalls., 1903... Cloth., 8vo. 297 pages. Second revised edition. SUBJECT (S): Talmud -- introductions. “Mielziner [1828-1903] was born and educated in Germany, where he began his rabbinic career. He headed a Jewish school in Copenhagen, Denmark, while earning his Ph. D. From the University of Giessen. Immigrating to the United States, Mielziner served as a congregational rabbi and educator in New York City until 1879, when Isaac Mayer Wise appointed him professor of Talmud at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Upon Wise's death, Mielziner was chosen interim president of the seminary, a position he held for three years, from 1900 until his death. Mielziner was a charter member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and his scholarly input on relevant subjects had an important influence on early discussions of CCAR policy. He published several treatises on Jewish law...but is best known for his classic work Introduction to the Talmud, published originally in 1894 and reissued three times since... Mielziner's exposition of talmudic methodology – featuring a skillful dissection of the Talmud's distinctive system of technical terms and phrases adapted to its unique methods of investigation and demonstration – has been an indispensable handbook for the serious student of the Talmud for more than a century.” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Covers edgeworn, good condition. This edition seldom available. (RAB-22-26) (ID #20509) $60.00.
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  266. Neuhausen, Simon Avseyewitz. NIRDEFE ZOHAR, KEVUZAH SHEL HAGDAROT LE-SHEMOT U-PO’ALIM NIRDAFIM SHEBE-SEFER HA-ZOHAR. Baltimore; Naihoizen, 1923. Original Wraps. 8vo. XII, 56, [4] pages. 23 cm. First Edition. In Hebrew and Yiddish. Added English title page: ‘Synonyms of The Zohar: A Compendium of Synonyms occurring in the Zohar and Tikune Zohar with Delimitations Drawn Compared to Those in Hebrew Literature of different Periods. ’ “This publication is part of a larger work which I have been preparing on the synonyms occurring in Hebrew Literature, under which terms are included the Bible, the Talmudim and Midrashim, and their commentaries, midaeval [sic] philosophy, kabalah, codes, and responsa, as well as more modern work” (Pg.2). “The sample of his larger work contains eighty-two sets of synonyms used in the Zohar. For each set Neuhausen provides citations from other sources that also use those words. He acknowledged the aid of his son, Dr. B. S. Neuhausen, and thanked the Moinester Printing Co., particularly its director, Mr. [Saltz]” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, number 1052) Subjects: Cabala. Aramaic language - Synonyms and antonyms. Zohar - Language, style. OCLC lists 4 copies (Yeshiva, UCLA, Towson, Penn). Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Great condition. (AMR-39-22) (ID #31416) $95.00.
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  268. Shohet, Shaul Yedidyah. SEFER TIFERET YEDIDYAH:... SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT VOL 2 (ONLY). St. Louis: Moineshter, 1920. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Responsa -- 1800-1945. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Stanford University, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Princeton University, Jewish Theological Seminary, University of Texas at Austin) Some water marks, in fair condition (SPEC-1-19). (ID #20990) $50.00.
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  270. Wishnewitz, David Aaron. SEFER IMRE DA’AT. New York; A. H. Rosenberg, 1914. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. [2], 24, 10 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. Added English title page: Pearls of the Talmud and Medrash. “This volume of mussar, in Yiddish, Hebrew and English, contains adaptations from Midrash and aggadah. While many of Wishnewitz’s contemporaries bemoaned the rampant Sabbath desecration and non-observance that existed in America, he believed that ‘without a doubt shortly America will become a place of Torah. They will observe the Sabbath … and they will establish many Talmud Torahs and the young students will be educated and they will observe [the Sabbath]. The rest depends on God and it is our obligation only to do what we can to strengthen ourselves, our children, and our children’s children’ (p. 15). He also asserted that America would be the final country in which the Jews would live prior to being restored to the Land of Israel (p. 14). (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry #764). Wishnewitz (1866-1930/8) was born in Kovno, a rabbi in Krekenava, and immigrated to South Africa in 1896; he died in Palestine. This volume was later translated into English and printed in Jerusalem in 1930 under the title ‘Precious Pearls’. Subjects: Talmud Bavli - Commentaries. OCLC lists two copies (Natl Libr Israel, HUC). Wraps reinforced with paper; light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very Good condition. (AMR-44-18) (ID #31556) $100.00.
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  272. Congregation Mishkan Israel (New Haven, Conn. ). SERVICE OF THE SANCTUARY FOR THE SABBATH AND FESTIVALS. New Haven, CT: Sheldon, 1908. Cloth, 12mo, 102 pages; 17 cm. In Hebrew and English.SUBJECT(S): Reform Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Reform Judaism -- Prayer-books and devotions -- Hebrew. Reform Judaism -- Prayer-books and devotions -- English. Siddurim -- Texts. Other Titles: Siddur. Sabbath (Reform, Congregation Mishkan Israel) English & Hebrew. "arranged for the use of Congregation Mishkan Israel, New Haven, Conn." Quite scarce, no copies on OCLC, only a later edition (1908), of which HUC owns the only listed copy. Spine repaired with cloth tape, otherwise Very Good Condition. (SPEC-27-18) (ID #27075) $150.00.
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  274. National Council of Jewish Women: Committee on Religion. A COURSE OF STUDY ON JEWISH PRAYER IN EIGHT LECTURES: TENTH TRIENNIAL PERIO D, 1920-1923. New York City, Council of Jewish Women, 1923. Original Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 174 pages. 18 cm. SUBJECT(S): Prayer -- Judaism. Bibliography: pages 174. OCLC lists ten copies worldwide. Very good condition. (SPEC-23-17) (ID #27413) $75.00.
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  276. New York Board Of Jewish Ministers. THE DOOR OF HOPE: A MANUAL OF PRAYERS AND DEVOTIONAL READINGS UPON VISITING THE CEMETERY. New York, P. Cowen, 1906. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 16mo. Viii, 9-92, [7] pages. 16 cm. Second Edition. In English with some Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies. Prayer Books and Devotions. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Light staining to cover, but still nice. Notes from previous owner on blank endpages, as generally found, few margin notes. Overall very good condition. (AMR-38-6) (ID #30978) $100.00.
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  278. Levy, Beryl Harold. REFORM JUDAISM IN AMERICA: A STUDY IN RELIGIOUS ADAPTATION. New York, 1933. Hardback, 8vo. Xi, 143 pages. Dissertation: Thesis (PH. D. ) --Columbia university, 1933. In English. Contents: Re-making the prayer-book. --Attempts at a theology. --Practical issues and rabbinical reasoning. --Bibliography (p. 138-143). SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Judaism -- Liturgy. Jews -- United States. Central Conference of American Rabbis. Ex library in good condition (AMR-34-6) (ID #31493) $30.00.
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  280. Central Conference Of American Rabbis. VIEWS ON THE SYNOD. Baltimore, Md.: Lord Baltimore Press, 1905. Plain paper Wrappers 8vo, 161 pages, 24 cm. Includes comments by Isaac Leeser. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Congresses. Jewish councils. Jews -- United States -- Congresses. Religious gatherings. Papers and reports read at the meeting of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, held at Louisville, Ky., in June, 1904. Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), is a "national organization of Reform rabbis. It was founded in 1889 by Isaac Mayer Wise, who had earlier established the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC, called the Union for Reform Judaism since 2003) and Hebrew Union College. After the college had ordained 20 rabbis, Wise felt it was time to replace the several regional rabbinic bodies with a national organization. Wise was elected president and headed the CCAR for 11 years until his death in 1900; subsequent presidents served for only two years. The conference thus took its place as the third major arm of the Reform Movement along with the UAHC and the college, and set the standard that each of the movements in American Judaism would have a theological seminary, a congregational body, and a rabbinic organization" (Levy in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 31 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (SPEC-8-9) (ID #25474) $150.00.
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  282. Margolis, Max Leopold. THE THEOLOGICAL ASPECT OF REFORMED JUDAISM. Baltimore, Friedenwald Company, 1904. Softcover, 8vo, vi, 142 pages, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. “Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis. (The writer alone is responsible for views expressed in this publication).” Margolis (1886-1932) was a “U. S. Biblical and Semitic scholar. Born in Russia, Margolis received a thorough training in Bible and Talmud as well as in modern sciences and languages in his native country and in Berlin. In 1889 he went to the United States. His first field of specialization was the text-criticism of the Talmud to which his dissertation was devoted. His earliest work reveals meticulous attention to detail, thorough mastery of the subject, rigorous application of the inductive method, and brilliance and solidity in the conclusions. At the end of his fellowship year at Columbia University, Margolis was invited by Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati to serve as assistant professor of Hebrew and biblical exegesis. During his incumbency he published his Elementary Textbook of Hebrew Accidence, a succinct and original contribution to Hebrew grammar and phonetics, as well as several works dealing with Reform Jewish theology. In 1897 he went to the University of California at Berkeley to teach Semitic languages and in 1905 returned to Hebrew Union College as professor of biblical exegesis. He resigned from Hebrew Union College in 1910, after he and other faculty members differed with the College president regarding educational philosophy and Zionism – Margolis was a strong Zionist. He went to Europe to complete his work on his pioneering and still classic Manual of the Aramaic Language of the Babylonian Talmud, which appeared both in English and in German. The Jewish Publication Society chose Margolis to be secretary of the Board of Editors and editor-in-chief of their new translation of the Bible into English. To this major task he devoted himself until 1917. After the translation appeared, his mimeographed Notes on the New Translation of the Holy Scriptures, which served as the basis of the work, appeared in a tome of 646 pages for private circulation. When Dropsie College was opened in Philadelphia, Margolis became professor of biblical philology, a position he occupied from 1909 until his death. Two brief popular works The Story of Bible Translations and The Hebrew Scriptures in the Making were never expanded into full-length scholarly treatments because his energies were increasingly absorbed by his vision of a truly critical edition of the Septuagint. Choosing the Book of Joshua, he collated all the existing Greek manuscripts and by dint of minute and brilliant analysis established the principal recensions of the Septuagint, which he called Palestinian, Egyptian, Syrian, Constantinopolitan, and Mixed. On the basis of these he then recreated what he regarded as the original septuagintal text. While some scholars have differed with his underlying theory as to the nature of the Greek translation, The Book of Joshua in Greek is considered a work of brilliant scholarship. In the area of septuagintal studies, he also published scores of technical papers. In the field of biblical exegesis he published a brief but valuable English commentary on Micah, Holy Scriptures with Commentary: Micah, and Hebrew commentaries on Zephaniah and Malachi in the Kahana Bible Commentary Series. The book by which he is perhaps most widely known is a one-volume A History of the Jewish People written in collaboration with Alexander Marx. Within the confines of a single volume the multitude of details of nearly 40 centuries of Jewish history were compressed with conciseness, clarity, and completeness. Moreover, the entire work is informed by a broad philosophic grasp of the subject, a rare balance and objectivity of treatment, and a warm love for the Jewish people and its heritage.” (Gordis in EJ, 2007) Bound in period blank paper wrappers. Light wear. Otherwise, good condition. (SPEC-9-4) (ID #25487) $40.00.
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  284. Doctor, Mordecai, Rabbi. KOVETS DERASHOT U-NEUMIM. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. New York: Nidpas `al Yede A. H. Rozenberg., 1922... Later Paper Wrappers & Period Cloth, 8vo. 230 pages 113, 21 pages. In English and Hebrew. English title: Sermons and addresses. Deinard 564, Rivkind 286. Goldman 852. “Contains sermons and speeches for various occations” including “On the habit of American Jews pledging donations but not fulfilling their pledges…On courtship in America…On American bar mitzvahs…[and] On the role of Sermons. ”SUBJECT (S): Occasional sermons, Jewish; Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Hinges starting, endpapers tanned, good condition. (AMR-32-6). Vol I has Dampstains and some waviness to paper, good- condition; vol II has some wear but good condition. (AMR-34-46) (ID #31531) $150.00.
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  286. Doctor, Mordecai. KOVETS NEUMIM: LI-ZEMANIM, LE-`INYANIM ULE-MIKRIM SHONIM BE-HAYE HA-LEUM, HA-MISHPAHAH VEHA-YAHADUT, VE-NILVU `ALEHEM NEUMIM AHADIM BI-SEFAT ANGLIT. New York: A. H. Rozenberg., 1922... Hardcover., 12mo, 113, 21 pages. In English and Hebrew. English title: Sermonsand addresses. Deinard 564, Rivkind 286. Goldman 852. “Containssermons and speeches for various occations” including “On the habit ofAmerican Jews pledging donations but not fulfilling their pledges…Oncourtship in America…On American bar mitzvahs…[and] On the role ofSermons.” SUBJECT(S): Occasional sermons, Jewish; Jewish sermons,Hebrew. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Hinges starting, tape label onspine, owner's name on title page, ends of spine torn, good-condition. (RAB-23-16). (ID #20478) $75.00.
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  288. Kaplan, Mordekhai Aharon. translated by J[udah] Koeningsberg. SEFER RUAH HA-`ET. New York: Defus Sinai., 1919... Cloth., (FT) 8vo. 126 pages. In Hebrew. Deinard 751. Goldman 830: “Kaplan was born in Medvedichi, Byelorussia, in 1899 and he studied in the yeshivot of Minsk, Bobruysk, Slutsk and Mir…immigrating to America in 1909…. Kaplan was the founder of the Jewish Conciliation Court of America….Sefer Ruah Ha-‘Et contains twenty-seven sermons for the lections of Genesis and other occasions. Kaplan originally delivered them in Yiddish between 1907 and 15 Feb. 1920…. Some of the sermons deal with American themes (e. G. On kashruth…on immigration laws…on Henry Morgenthau…).” Also on “the conclusion of World War I….” No other volumes are recorded. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex library. Occasional marginalia, good condition. (AMR-32-22) (ID #20205) $150.00.
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  290. Krauskopf, Joseph. SEVEN DEADLY SINS; THE CARDINAL VIRTUES, & OTHER LECTURES DELIVERED AT KENESETH ISRAEL TEMPLE, DURING WINTER 1902-1903. Philadelphia, Klonower, 1903. Hardcover, 8vo, 208 pages. Krauskopf (1858-1923) was a “U. S. Reform rabbi. Krauskopf was born in Ostrowo, Prussia. He settled in the U. S. In 1872. He emigrated to join his brother who was killed on the day before his arrival. He only learned of Hebrew Union College by reading a book from a library, ostensibly to improve his English, and enrolled in 1875 in the first class of Hebrew Union College, receiving his ordination in 1883. At the College he wrote a periodical for Jewish youth entitled the Sabbath Visitor and three textbooks for religious education. After serving a congregation in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1887 Krauskopf became rabbi of the Reform Congregation Kenesseth Israel, Philadelphia, which he served for the remainder of his life. Krauskopf became a leader of radical Reform, introducing Sunday services and compiling a Service Ritual. A leading figure in the national organizations of Reform Judaism, he served as a vice president of the conference which adopted the Pittsburgh Platform in 1885, the conference which he first proposed to Kohler, and president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He was active in work for the poor, arguing for increased sanitation and better living conditions. He proposed a program of direct contact between successful and poor Jews, an unsuccessful forerunner of Big Brother programs. A man of forceful energy, he paid attention to the need for Jewish literature, and the outcome was the foundation in 1888 of the Jewish Publication Society of America, of which he was the first honorary secretary. Impressed during a visit to Russia in 1894 by the zeal with which Jews engaged in agriculture where the Russian government allowed, he established the National Farm School at Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in 1896 "as one of the best means of securing safety and happiness to the sorely afflicted of our people.” In 1917 he was appointed to direct food conservation among Jews for the U. S. Food Administration. At first an anti-Zionist, Krauskopf modified his attitude as a result of the labors of Jewish agriculturalists in Palestine. There too he was impressed with their agricultural work and soon found himself a defender of Zionism against anti-Zionists” (Temkin in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (JTS, NYPL, Hebrew Union, Free Lib of Philadelphia). Hinge repair. Wear to cover and binding. Bumped cover corners. Few lightly stained pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (SPEC-9-9) (ID #25492) $100.00.
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  292. Moses, Adolph. H. G. Enelow, Ed. YAHVISM AND OTHER DISCOURSES. 1903. Louisville, Kentucky: The Louisville Section of the Council of Jewish Women, 1903. Cloth; 8vo. Xlvii, 356 pages. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Nicely bound in brown cloth; printed on laid bond. Rabbi Moses lived 1845-1902 and was a Reform Rabbi. Some stains and shelfwear, otherwise very good condition (AMR-41-28) (ID #31147) $50.00.
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  294. Kaufman, Joseph Zeeb. SEFER ZIKHRON YOSEF ZEEV:... DERUSHIM... LE-FI RUAH HA-ZEMAN ULE-FI RUAH HA-MAKOM... BA-`OLAM HA-YASHAN UVA-`OLAM HE-HADASH. New York: A. H. Rozenberg., 1910... Hardcover, 8vo. 122 pages. In Hebrew. Goldman 729 (NY 1910 variant). Kaufman “served mainly as a rabbinical emissary, traveling throught Eastern Europe on behalf of R. Eliezer Gordon of Telz, R. Isaac Elhanan Spektor and R. Isaac Meir of Slobodka. He later traveled to London to collect funds for R. Yehiel Mikhel Epstein’s yeshivah in Novogrudok...He visited Cleveland ca. 1903 and preached in various synagogues…. Contains sermons that Kaufman delivered in Russia and America.” Includes discussion of “his high expectations regarding America, the land of gold and freedom, as well as his utter disillusionment once he arrived” on pages 3-18. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy of this edition worldwide (Hebrew Union College). Ex library. Water damage to covers and first and last few pages, pages tanned, hinges repaired, good- condition. (AMR-34-32) (ID #31517) $100.00.
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  296. Margolies, Sol. PENINIM YEKARIM: KOLEL HIDUSHE TORAH U-DERUSH LEFI RUAH HA-ZEMAN. New York: S. Margolies, 1926. (FT) Paperback, 47 pages, 8vo, 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S); Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Wear to edges of cover and binding. Staining to cover. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-37-8) (ID #24597) $40.00.
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  298. Paltrowitch, S. and Harry S. Jacobs. SIMHAT AVOT:... PERUSH... ‘AL MASEKHET AVOT... SIMHAH TSEVI POLTROVITS. New York: Bi-Defus A. H. Rozenberg, 1917. Hardcover, 8vo, 326, 23 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 792. Deinard 820. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Mishnah. Avot -- Commentaries. Part 2 on pages 255-326, entitled Lev Avot (sermons) has separate title page. At end: “English supplement comprising... Sayings of the sages contained in ethics... Translated by Harry S. Jacobs...” Other Titles: Lev avot. Ex-library with bookplates. Hinge repair. Bumped corners. Wear to spine and cover binding. Light water stain throughout book. Otherwise, good condition. (Art-11-21) (ID #25739) $50.00.
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  300. Sivitz, Moshe Shimon. SEFER HEKER DA`AT: DERUSHIM... BE-KHOL PARASHAH U-FARASHAH. VOLUME 2, SEFER SHEMOT. (ONLY). Jerusalem: Bi-Defus Ha-Ahim Solomon., 1902... Cloth., (FT) 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume two (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, American; Jewish sermons, Hebrew - United States; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries; Hadran; Diskin, Moses Joshua Judah Loeb, 1817-1898 - eulogies. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Sivitz (1855-1936) was born and educated in Lithuania. Shortly after becoming a rabbi at the age of thirty, he emigrated to the United States, where he served as rabbi in Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Though he dwelt in the United States for most of his life, Sivitz found Americans to be materialistic and impious. An opponent of Reform Judaism who would not preach in English, he was also at odds with many Jewish leaders in the U. S. (EJ, 2007) Pages tanned, hinges repaired, good condition. (RAB-21-17) (ID #21741) $50.00.
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  302. Coblenz, Sigmund. SEFER RIGSHE YEHUDAH; BO YEDABER ‘AL YISRA’EL VE TORATO. New York; Rozenberg, 1915. Original cloth, 8vo. 102 pages. 23cm. In Hebrew. Deinard 748. Goldman 769: “Coblenz served as the rabbi of Adath Chevrah Kadisha of Brooklyn. He was involved in Zionist activities and he delivered addresses before a Zionist convention in Scranton in Iyyar 1905 and before a Mizrahi convention in Altona (Germany? ) in 5668 [1908].” This work “contains homilies, speeches and notes on prozbul” as well as an “address at a gathering for R. Dr. Meir Hildesheimer and R. Aaron Wolkin, who visited America in the winter of 5674 [1914] on behalf of Agudath Israel.” It also includes “a sermon on R. Emil Hirsch and a Reform convention in New York.” Title page is stamped “Copyright 1915 by S. Coblenz.” Bound in green cloth with gilt title. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, American; Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Light soiling to cloth, front hinge starting, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-39-27) (ID #31421) $135.00.
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  304. Goldberg, H. SEFER KEREM TSEVI: ‘AL HA-TORAH. New York; Goldberg, 1921. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 185 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Two columns per page. “Goldberg was born in Przedborz, Poland (near Cracow). He lived at 314 Angelique St., West Hoboken, NJ, and was a merchant (pp. 1, 3). Praising Goldberg, Plotzky wrote in an approbation, ‘the scholarly author is a merchant who regularly sets aside time for Torah; this is a big deal in this age, and particularly in New York’ (p. 3). Sefer Kerem Tsevi contains novellae on the lections of the Pentateuch, the Scroll of Esther, Tractate Avot (Ethics of the Fathers/Pirkei Avot) and the Talmud.” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry #838). Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Sermons. Derash. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light wear to edges of cloth, previous owners signature on endpage and stamp on title page, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-39-28) (ID #31422) $125.00.
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  306. Lazerov, Y. L. (Yehudah Leyb). SEFER DIVRE YEHUDAH: KOLEL DERASHOT LE-KHOL SHABATOT U-MO’ADE HA-SHANAH [VOL. 1 ONLY]. New York; Joel Aronson, 1910. Later cloth. 8vo. 115, [1] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Two columns per page. Volume 1 only (of three published). “Divre Yehudah contains homilies (or sermons) on the Pentateuchal lections and for other occasions (including eulogies). Some deal with the contemporary environment (e. G. See vol. 1, pp. 83-6, 93-4 on Reform Judaism). […] Vol. 1 was printed a few weeks earlier than vols. 2-3 (see vol. 1 p. 115)” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry # 735) Judah Leib Lazarov (1875-1939) immigrated to America in 1898, and served as a Yiddish preacher of renown at Beth Hamidrash Hagadol, he founded religious schools and authored many volumes in Yiddish and Hebrew. Subjects: Jewish sermons - United States. Jewish sermons, Hebrew - United States. OCLC lists 12 copies. Later cloth defective, endpages brittle; internally very fresh and clean. Good + condition. (AMR-39-42) (ID #31435) $100.00.
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  308. Adirim, Eli’ezer. SEFER ‘ATERET ZAHAV, DERASHOT [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. New York; Omanut, 1919. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 160 pages. 24 cm. First Edition. In Hebrew. “Adirim was born in Zamosc, Poland. He served as a preacher for twenty years before his life was disrupted by pogroms. He subsequently spent three years in Siberia with his family, where they suffered further deprivation. Adirim immigrated to America (1916). He spent some time in New York and Philadelphia and in the summer of 1918 he went to Saratoga Springs, NY, for treatment of an illness. He died in 1935. Ateret Zahav contains sermons. Following the loss of his library, Adirim became determined to publish his sole remaining literary possession, a large manuscript of sermons (p. 12). Projected as a five-volume work, he could only publish a portion of the first volume due to the high cost of printing and his inform health (pp. 156-7). Though he hoped to publish the remainder of his manuscript (p. 14), no more volumes appeared. Adirim explained that he signed each copy twice and affixed his stamp to authenticate that it was not stolen (pp. 2-3). For a criticism of American preachers, see p.13. The front board bears a halt title that lists the imprint place as “New York Saratoga Springs.” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry # 816). Our copy is signed twice and contains authentication stamp as described in Goldman. Subjects: Jewish sermons. Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 21 copies. Light soiling to cloth, front hinge starting, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-39-25) (ID #31419) $65.00.
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  310. Doctor, M. (Mordecai). KOVETS DERASHOT U-NE’UMIM. New York; Rozenberg, 1922. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 230, 113, 21 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Two Volumes bound in One. Volume two has separate title page: Kovets Neumim; Sermons and addresses. “In 1904, while a young man, Doctor began preaching in Kol Israel Anshei Polin of Forythe St. (New York). He served as its secretary ca. 1917. Later he also preached in an uptown synagogue (Kol Israel’s Harlem Branch? ) (Vol. 1, pp. 3, 4). Doctor is titled ‘Rabbi’ on the title pages of Kovets Derashot U-Neumim. Kovets Derashot U-Neumim contains sermons and speeches for various occasions. On the habit of American Jews pledging donations but not fulfilling their pledges, see vol. 1 p. 230. On courtship in America, see vol. 2 pp.3-6. On American bar mitzvahs, see vol. 2 p. 110n1. On the role of sermons, see vol. 1 pp.8-7. Four sermons were translated into English by L. H. R. (Vol. 2).” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry # 852). Subjects: Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Jewish occasional sermons. OCLC lists 16 copies. Cloth soiled, edges bumped, half of backstrip torn and absent, hinges starting; internally, light soiling to some margins, light pen marks on endpages, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (AMR-39-26) (ID #31420) $125.00.
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  312. Flax, Israel. ANAF SHELOMOH: DERUSHIM LE-FI RUAH HA-ZEMAN VEHA-`ET VE-NISPEHU...ME-HIDUSHE HALAKHOT. New York: Yoel Aronson Madpis, 1914. Softcover, 44, 40 pages, 8vo. 2 volumes in one. In Hebrew. Flax studied with his father, who was from Kovno. He was a member of Agudath Harabbonim and he served as a rabbi in Glens Falls (NY), Pughkeepsie and the Bronx. Flax published this sample of his sermons in response to popular request. He hoped to publish a larger collection of sermons if this one were received well (Goldman 761). SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons. Missing front cover. Back cover not attached to binding. Stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (amr-36-17) (ID #31188) $200.00.
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  314. Gallant, Abraham N. (Abraham Naphtali). SEFER HEZYONOT AVRAHAM: KOVETS DERASHOT. New York; Rozenberg, 1922. Publishers cloth. 8vo.192, 30 pages. 21 cm. Second edition. Sermons in Hebrew and English. ‘Chazyonos Avrohom; A collection of addresses rendered on various occasions and interpretations of Biblical and Talmudical passages by Abraham N. Gallant. ’ “Acceding to popular demand, Gallant decided to publish this volume of his sermons. Due to the high cost of printing, Sefer Heyzonot Avraham only contains sermons for the lections of Genesis and materials for sermons for the lections of Exodus. Two English sermons ‘were incorporated with this volume to make it accessibly to the English reader’ (pg. 3, 193). [...] Gallant published a second edition… the same year. The texts of both editions are identical in content, layout, format and type. In the second edition, the English sermons are bound and paginated from left to right (i. E. The collation is 192, <30> pp. ). The English section in the second editions lacks the English preface that is in the first edition (p. 193), but it has an English title page dated 2 Apr. 1922” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry 851) Gallant (1876-1936) was born in Poland, immigrated to America in 1906, and served as rabbi of Talmud Torah Beth Abraham of the Bronx; he was president of the Boards of Orthodox Rabbis of New York, a delegate to the American Jewish Congress and a member of Agudath Harrabonim. Subjects: Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Jewish sermons, American. OCLC lists 26 copies. Cloth lightly soiled, hinges previously rebacked, light soiling throughout; otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (AMR-39-23) (ID #31417) $30.00.
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  316. Geffen, Tobias. LEV YOSEF: MAARAKHOT VE-HADRANIM AL MASEKHTOT...DERASHOT LE-SHABATOT U-MOADIM. [St. Louis]: Moineshter Printing Ko, 1924. Cloth, (FT) 8vo. 239 pages, frontis. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Geffen, (1870–1970), was a U. S. Orthodox rabbi. Geffen, who was born in Kovno, Lithuania, studied first under Isaac Elhanan Spektor and later at the Slobodka Yeshivah. After holding a rabbinic position in Kovno he went to the U. S. In 1903 and served congregations in New York and Canton, Ohio. In 1910 he was appointed to Congregation Shearith Israel, Atlanta, Georgia, where he remained active until the end of his life. Geffen published an autobiography in Yiddish and several volumes containing sermons, responsa on Jewish law and talmudic dissertations. He was a zealous teacher and an energetic worker for public causes, and these qualities, together with his talmudic scholarship, gave him an authoritative position among Orthodox Jews in the southern U. S. (EJ, Staff) In good condition (SPEC-1-18) (ID #20989) $125.00.
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  318. Hurwitz, S. L. OTSAR HA-TORAH: MIVHAR HA-DERUSH BI-YISRA’EL, HALAKHAH VE-AGADAH, KABALAH VE-HASIDUT, FILOSOFIA DATIT, MUSAR HA-YEHADUT, HAKHMAT YISRA’EL, TA’AME HA-MITSVOT U-MEKORE HALKHOT HA-TORAH BE-SHAS U-FUSKIM ’AL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH. New York: Hevrat Otsar Ha-Torah., 1926... Cloth., Small 4to. 420 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew – United States; Jewish sermons, American. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. English title: Encyclopedia of religion, ethics, homiletics, philosophy and Jewish lore on the Bible. Hinges broken, occasional pencil marginalia, good condition. (MX-16-12) (ID #19836) $30.00.
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  320. Kovetski, Yehi’el. SEFER GORAL GEDALYAHU; SEFER TORAT GEDALYAHU. New York: Bi-Defus H. Lampert, 1913-1914. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 54, 38, 47 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. In Goldman. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Fragile front and back pages. Wear and light chipping to edges of cover. Bumped and chipped cover corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (SPEC-9-12) (ID #25495) $65.00.
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  322. Krauskopf, Joseph. THE TWO REDEEMERS. A PESACH SERMON BEFORE THE REFORM CONGREGATION KENESETH ISRAEL, BY RABBI JOSEPH KRAUSKOPF, D.D. PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 12TH, 1903. SUNDAY LECTURES; SERIES XVI, NO. 27. Philadelphia; O. Klonower, 1903. Original Wraps. 8vo. [3], 7, [5] pages. 22 cm. First Edition. In the weekly series: Our Pulpit: Sunday Lectures; Series 16, No. 26, 1903. A Passover sermon devoted to Moses and Jesus, those who set the groundwork for redemption and the need to eliminate idolatry, which the author especially links to the contemporary idolatry of riches. “Krauskopf entered on his duties in Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1887. He established a Sunday service in addition to the regular Sabbath service; under his ministration the congregation flourished, and has become one of the largest Jewish congregations in the United States. Seventeen volumes of Krauskopf's lectures, embracing subjects in the fields of religion, ethics, and social science, have been published since 1888. He aided in the organization of the Jewish Publication Society of America, in the spring of 1888.” (EJ 2006) Joseph Krauskopf (1858-1923) was an “American rabbi and author; born in Ostrowo, Prussia, Jan. 21, 1858. He emigrated to America (New York) in July, 1872, and from New York he went to Fall River, Mass., where he found employment as clerk in a tea-store. Through the influence of friends Krauskopf secured admittance into the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati (Oct., 1875). While studying there and in the University of Cincinnati, Krauskopf acted as a tutor, contributed articles to journals, and published (with H. Berkowitz) "The First Union Hebrew Reader" and ‘Second Union Hebrew Reader’ and ‘Bible Ethics’ (1883). He graduated from the university and from the Hebrew Union College (rabbi) in 1883. In 1885 the faculty of the college conferred upon him the degree of D. D. Krauskopf received and accepted a call from the Bnai Jehudah congregation in Kansas City, Mo. He was appointed by the governor of Missouri as a life-member of the Board of National Charities and Corrections, and in 1885 was elected vice-president of the Pittsburg Conference, of which Dr. I. M. Wise was president. In the same year Krauskopf received a call from the Keneseth Israel congregation (Reform) of Philadelphia.” (EJ 2006) Subjects: Jewish sermons, American. OCLC lists 17 copies. Wraps damaged at edges, brittle; first two pages folded at corners, light soiling in margins, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (AMR-39-30) (ID #31424) $50.00.
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  324. Krauskopf, Joseph. SUNDAY DISCOURSES BEFORE THE REFORM CONGREGATION KENESETH ISRAEL. SERIES XXII 1908 - 1909. Philadelphia: Oscar Klonower., 1909. Cloth, 8vo. 178, 15 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, American. Krauskopf (1858-1923) was born in Prussia and moved to the United States in 1872. Part of the first class at Hebrew Union College, he was ordained in 1883, and began leading Congregation Keneseth Israel in 1887, where he remained for the rest of his life. He was a strong proponent of radical Reform Judaism. (Temkin, EJ) Wear to spine, some staining to front cover. Decorated endpapers. Good condition. (MX-34-24) (ID #27881) $50.00.
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  326. Shapiro, Mordecai Zalman. DERASHOT LE-RUAH HA-ZEMAN. New York; A. H. Rosenberg, 1911. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 33, [1] pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Hebrew; with portions of English transliterated into Hebrew. “Derashot Le-Ruah Ha-Zeman contains three mussar homilies. There are many references to the American context (e. G. On Sabbath desecration and Kashruth transgressions, see pp. 9-10; on the lack of Jewish education, see p.20; on Socialism, see p.23). Shapiro also deals with science and philosophy.” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry # 744). Subjects: Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 4 physical copies (Stanford, Harvard, Michigan, NYPL). Wraps reinforced along spine; light soiling to wraps, light wear to edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-44-19) (ID #31557) $100.00.
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  328. Silverstone, G. (George). SEFER MATOK MI-DEVASH [PARTS 1 AND 2]. Washington; D. C.; G. Silverstone, 1917. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 48; 48 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and Yiddish. Added English title page for volume 1: ‘Moseig Meidwas, Part 1, A Book of Sermons’; for volume 2: Moseik Meidwas, Part II, A Book of Sermons’. Three volumes were printed total, 1917-1918; volumes one and two only. “This work contains sermons (on holidays, lifecycle events and Zionism) and eulogies written with the ‘spirit of the time and place’ in mind. For a critique of modern synagogues, see vol. 1, pp. 25-7 (e. G. They emphasize aesthetics, electricity and organs, but they are devoid of Judaism; they permit mixed dancing; and they perpetuate ‘bar mitzvah Judaism’). … For a sermon delivered by R. Hayyim Zevi Braude, Silverstone’s uncle, see vol. 2, pp. 12-4. Louis Herman may have been the typesetter for vol. 2 (vol. 2, p. 48). All of Silverstone’s publications were subsidized by Noah Musher …Most copies of vols. 1-2 were purchased by two New York book dealers within a year. Vols. 1-2 were so popular that Silverstone had to buy back on hundred copies because preachers kept on writing to him asking for them (vol. 3, p.5).” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry # 794). Subjects: Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 4 copies (JTSA, Yeshiva, Flordia, HUC). Wraps soiled, outer edges lightly soiled, wraps of part 2 are loose; internally fresh and clean. Good + condition. (AMR-44-17) (ID #31555) $100.00.
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  330. Silverstone, George. BET ME’IR:... DERUSHIM YEKARIM [PART II ONLY]. Baltimore; Zilberman Printing Co., 1912. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 52 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. English title page: ‘Beth Mayir, Part II, A Book of Sermons For Slichoth and Jewish Holidays by Rabbi G. Silverston, Washington, D. C. 5672 – 1912.’ Three volumes of the Sefer Beth Mayir were printed 1910-1913. “Sefer Bet Me’ir contains short sermons. Silverstone published them for other preachers to use because ‘in these times in this land the sermon is essential’ (vol.2 pp 5, 6). … On Sabbath desecration and religious laxity, see vol. 2, pp. 5, 21. … vols. 1-2 were considered among the ‘better and more useful books of sermons published at this time in America. ’”(Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry #738). Subjects: Jewish sermons -- United States. OCLC lists 5 copies (Harvard, Yale, Florida, Brandeis, Towson). Heavy soiling to English side of wraps, otherwise fresh and clean throughout. Very good condition. (AMR-44-16) (ID #31554) $50.00.
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  332. (Sulzberger, Mayer) Morris, Roland S.; Louis Marshall; Solomon Solis-Cohen. ADDRESSES DELIVERED IN MEMORY OF MAYER SULZBERGER, MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 30, 1923. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1924. Cloth, 12mo. 55 pages. Black and white frontis photograph of Sulzberger facing title page. Contains addresses by Roland S. Morris, Louis Marshall and Solomon Solis-Cohen. SUBJECT (S): Sulzberger, Mayer (1843-1923). Gilt lettering on binding and cover. Ex-library with usual markings. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (AMR-19-17). (ID #19104) $35.00.
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  334. Wechsler, Moshe. VAYISAPER MOSHE. New York, 1905. Hardcover, xxvii, 274 pages, 8vo. Wechsler was born in Michalove, Borsod Province, Hungary, in 1849 and was ordained by various rabbis. He published a Hebrew/German newspaper in Miskolc, Hungary in 1882 and immigrated to America in 1885. He operated a printing press in New York and published a number of early Yiddish periodicals, including one of the first for women. Wechsler was active in the Hungarian Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, where he served as president prior to 1889. He also served as rabbi in Yonkers, New Brunswick, and, from 1895 until at least 1917, New York. In 1895 Wechsler helped Bernard Drachman and Henry Pereira Mendes found the Vaad Harabbonim Mahzike Hadath (Goldman). No copies listed on OCLC. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Chippings to edges of pages. Stained, brown pages. Wear to binding. Otherwise, good condition. Scarce. (amr-36-24) (ID #24114) $100.00.
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  336. Wise, Stephen Samuel,. FREE SYNAGOGUE PULPIT: SERMONS AND ADDRESSES: VOLUME IV, 1916-1917. New York: Block Pub. Co., 1917. Softcover, 152- 178 pages, 12mo, 18 cm. This volume only, but complete for 1916-1917, including much on WW I and Zionism. “Wise was born in Budapest in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the son and grandson of rabbis…. In 1900 he launched his career as the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Portland, Oregon; typical of the activists of the Progressive Era, he attacked ‘many of the social and political ills of contemporary America. ’ In 1893, he was appointed assistant to Rabbi Henry S. Jacobs of the Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, New York City, and later in the same year, minister to the same congregation. In 1906, concerning another rabbinical appointment, Wise made a major break with the established Reform movement over the ‘question whether the pulpit shall be free or whether the pulpit shall not be free, and, by reason of its loss of freedom, reft of its power for good’; in 1907 he established his Free Synagogue, starting the ‘free Synagogue’ movement. Rabbi Wise was an early supporter of Zionism, and his support for, and commitment to Political Zionism was very atypical of Reform Judaism, which was historically and decidedly non-Zionist since the Pittsburgh Platform in 1885. He was a founder of the New York Federation of Zionist Societies in 1897, and led in the formation of the national Federation of American Zionists (FAZ), a forerunner of the Zionist Organization of America. At the Second Zionist Congress (Basel, 1898), he was a delegate and secretary for the English language. Wise served as honorary secretary of FAZ, in close cooperation with Theodor Herzl until the latter's death in 1904. Wise, joining U. S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and others laid the groundwork for a democratically elected nationwide organization of 'ardently Zionist' Jews, 'to represent Jews as a group and not as individuals'. In 1918, following national elections, this Jewish community convened the first American Jewish Congress in Philadelphia's historic Independence Hall” (Wikipedia, 2010). SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, American. Other Titles: Sermons and addresses. Very good condition. (mx-31-12) (ID #25573) $125.00.
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  338. Magil, Joseph. SIDER LE-VATE-SEFER VELA-‘AM. Philadelphia; J. Magil, 1909. Original cloth. 8vo. [2], V, [2], 6-96, 176 pages. 24cm. In Hebrew, English, and Yiddish. Second Revised Edition. With new preface and additional comments, including Song of Songs, Ethics of the Fathers and miscellaneous prayers. “This popular prayer book was published for ‘school children and the general public’ (p. [1]). The historical development of the prayers and their sources are discussed in the footnotes.” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry # 97). Subjects: Tefillot. Siddur. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Siddurim - Texts. OCLC lists one copy of this edition (at Natl Libr Israel). Cloth heavily worn, some edge wear and light staining throughout, overall, fresh. Good condition. (AMR-44-32) (ID #31578) $50.00.
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  340. Sholem Aleichem; Berkowitz, Yitzh?ak Dov; Aronson, Boris. HANIKE GELT: A KINDER SHPIL IN DRAY STSENES / DEKORATSYES UN KASTYUMEN GETSEYKHNT FUN B. ARONSON. Nyu York: Matones, 1925. (FT) Softcover, 8vo, 32 pages, illustrations, 24 cm. In Yiddish. Romanized. Issued by Sholem Aleykhem folks institute. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Handwriting on top of cover. Excellent condition. (Heb-33-11). (ID #28041) $100.00.
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  342. Wise, Stephen S. CHILD VERSUS PARENT; SOME CHAPTERS ON THE IRREPRESSIBLE CONFLICT IN THE HOME [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. New York; The MacMillan Company, 1922. Original cloth. 12mo. [8], 139 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Inscribed on front endpage by Wise, “To my dear friend+comrade Rudolph Grossman from S. S. W.” From page 1 of the book: “One way of averting what I have called the irrepressible conflict is to insist that, in view of the fundamental change of attitude toward the whole problem, the family is doomed. Even if the family were doomed, some time would elapse before its doom would utterly have overtaken the home. In truth, the family is not doomed quite yet, though certain views with respect to the family are, -- and long ought to have been, -- extinct.” Stephen Samuel Wise (1874–1949), was the rabbi of New York City's Congregation B'nai Jeshurun and American secretary of the world Zionist movement, “he helped formulate the text of the Balfour Declaration of 1917… Wise led in the organization of the American Jewish Congress, first on a provisional basis in 1916–19, then more permanently in 1920; he served as vice president in 1921–25 and as president or honorary president until his death … He organized a movement to boycott German goods in 1933, seeing it as appropriate public protest … In 1936 he organized the World Jewish Congress and headed it until his death in 1949. As a Zionist leader, president of the American and World Jewish Congresses, and co-chairman of the American Jewish Conference, he presented the Jewish cause to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the U. S. State Department, as well as to the general public, Jewish and non-Jewish. … Wise was co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909 and the American Civil Liberties Union in 1920. He pleaded for clemency and justice on behalf of Sacco and Vanzetti in 1927. He was also active in organizations such as the Child Labor Committee, the Old Age Pension League, the Religion and Labor Foundation, and the League to Enforce Peace. Also, he battled for the rights of workers to organize, and championed the strike against the U. S. Steel Corporation in 1919 and the Passaic textile union strike in 1926. He actively campaigned for Woodrow Wilson in 1912 and 1916, and later supported the candidacies of Alfred E. Smith, Norman Thomas, and (from 1936 on) Franklin D. Roosevelt. With John Haynes Holmes, he headed the City Affairs Committee which exposed corruption in New York City and finally succeeded in forcing the resignation of Mayor James J. Walker in 1932.” (EJ 1907). Bound in original blue cloth with gilt title. Subjects: Parent and child. Philosophy. Clean and fresh. Outstanding condition. (AMR-44-9) (ID #31547) $100.00.
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  344. Dushkin, Alexander M. JEWISH EDUCATION IN NEW YORK CITY. New York; Bureau Of Jewish Education, 1918. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Ix 559 pages. Black and white photographic illustrations and diagrams. Fold out maps. 24 cm. First edition. 1 plate with graph. 9 plates with black and white photographs of Jewish school buildings. 2 fold out charts. Frontispiece folding map with the location of the Jewish religious schools in New York City. Diagrams and charts throughout the appendices. Alexander Dushkin’s Columbia University doctoral thesis. Historical and sociological examination of Jewish education in New York until 1918. Includes information on the early history of Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (including a reference to a student strike in 1906 in favor of a wider curriculum than just Talmud) as well as the Jewish Theological Seminary. Subjects: Jews -- Education. Education -- New York (State) -- New York. New York (NY) Ex-Library with plates on front endpage. Bumps to binding foredge, light shelfwear. Frontispiece fold out has small closed tear, otherwise all foldouts and text block clean, tight and fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-43-21) (ID #31456) $30.00.
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  346. Hebrew College (Brookline, Mass. ). FIRST YEAR BOOK OF THE HEBREW TEACHERS COLLEGE STUDENTS. 1925. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 131 pages. In Hebrew and English. Important primary source for Boston Jewish history. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Brandeis, HUC, National Library of Israel). Wear to binding. Bumped cover corners and edges. Scarce. (Heb-33-2) (ID #28034) $100.00.
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  348. Hebrew College (Brookline, Mass. ). SECOND YEAR BOOK OF THE HEBREW TEACHERS COLLEGE STUDENTS. 1926. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 150 pages. In Hebrew and English. Important primary source for Boston Jewish history. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Brandeis, HUC, National Library of Israel). Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to binding. Bumped cover corners and edges. Scarce. (Heb-33-1) (ID #28033) $100.00.
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  350. Jewish Chautauqua Society. . THE CHAUTAUQUA SYSTEM OF JEWISH EDUCATION. JEWISH EDUCATION. HISTORICAL SURVEY. Philadelphia, Jewish Chautauqua Society, 1912. Paper Wrappers, Original paper wrappers, 12mo, 102 pages. 20 cm. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Education. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Very Good Condition. A beautiful copy. (Comhist-14-34) (ID #17535) $75.00.
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  352. Chones, Isaac Bear; Avraham Ber Goldenman. SEFER HA-MILIM, O, ‘ARUKH HA-KATSAR: YAKHIL BE-KIRBO PITRONE KOL HA-MILIM HA-NIMTSA’OT BA-MISHNAH... HA-KOL METURGAM LE-LASHON ‘IVRIT VE-ASHKENAZIT... VE-NILVAH LA-ZEH BE-SOF HA-SEFER TOLDOT HA-MEHABER ME-ET A.B.G. Chicago; Y. Shapiro, 1915. Later cloth. 8vo. VII, 183 pages. 23 cm. First Edition. In Hebrew and Yiddish. Two columns per page. Frontispiece portrait of author. English title page verso: A Concise Talmudic-Midrashic Dictionary Containing nearly 8000 New-Hebrew and Chaldaic words, with references, found in the Mishnah, Babylonian and Palestinian Talmud, Midrashim, Targumim, Responsa, Zohar, etc., etc., translated into Hebrew and Yiddish. “Unable to publish all the volumes of his multi-volume [Biblical Word-Book and Concordance, 1909], Chones instead issued this Talmudic/Midrashic dictionary (with definitions in Yiddish) (p. 182). It is based on a list of words that he amassed while a proofreader in Vilna. He published it because existing dictionaries focused more on etymology, which was not of interest to most users, than in conveying the simple meaning of the word (pp. V-VI). For a discussion of this work, with facsimiles of the title pages, preface and acknowledgements, as well as an English translation of this latter two, see Brauner, also see Brisman (2000), 20-1.” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry #239). Subjects: Aramaic language - Dictionaries - Hebrew. Hebrew language, Post-Biblical - Dictionaries. Hebrew language, Talmudic - Dictionaries. OCLC lists 27 copies. Hinges previously repaired, slight tear across title page, light wear to edges of cloth, light pencil and some pen marks in margins throughout; otherwise fresh. Good condition. (AMR-39-38) (ID #31431) $75.00.
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  354. Goldin, Hyman E; Silk, Benjamin Nahum [Silkiner]. FIRST YEAR IN HEBREW: A PRACTICAL METHOD WITH PROGRESSIVE HEBREW-ENGLISH AND ENGLISH-HEBREW EXERCISES IN READING AND WRITING AND A HEBREW READER. New York: S. Druckerman, 1911. Cloth, 8vo. Iv, 139 pages. In Hebrew and English. Goldman 337. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Grammar. Ex library in very good condtion (AMR-34-10) (ID #31497) $30.00.
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  356. Harkavy, Alexander; Ollendorff, Heinrich Gottfried. OLLENDORFF'S METHOD TO ACQUIRE A THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WITHOUT THE AID OF A TEACHER. New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1910. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, vi, 445, 12, 136 pages, 22 cm. In Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- Yiddish. Romanized record. Yiddish and English. Key to the exercises of Ollendorff's method: 136 page at end. Wear to binding. Cover corners and edges are bumped. Light yellowing of pages. (SPEC-23-2A) (ID #26910) $40.00.
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  358. Pollack, Israel Chaim,. DIKDUK LE-BETE-SEFER PART I. Boston, 1919. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 53 pages, Volume 1. In Hebrew. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (National Library of Israel). Wear to binding. Lightly bumped edges and corners. Good condition. (Heb-33-9) (ID #28039) $100.00.
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  360. Rosenzweig, Gerson. HAMISHAH VE-ELEF MIKHTAMIM MEKORIYIM: BI-SHENE HALAKIM (VOLUME 1 ONLY, OF 2). New York: A. H. Rosenberg, 1903. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 150 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Only volume 1 (of 2 issued). SUBJECT(S): Epigrams, Hebrew. Added title page: Chamisha v’oleph; one thousand and five original Hebrew epigrams. Other Titles: Chamisha v’oleph.; One thousand and five original Hebrew epigrams. Rosenzweig (1861-1914) was a “U. S. Hebrew writer. Born in Lithuania, he taught Hebrew in Bialystok, and in 1888 he immigrated to the United States. Rosenzweig edited several Hebrew periodicals– Ha-Ivri, Kadimah, Ha-Devorah- they were short-lived and earned him neither fame nor a livelihood. He also edited Hebrew columns in the Yiddish press. Though he was a versifier rather than a poet, he had a genuine flair for satire and he was known to his contemporaries as the “sweet satirist of Israel” and as a parodist he earned an honorable place in Hebrew literature. His Talmud Yanka’i poured a stream of ill-humored sarcasm on the peddler, the teacher, the rabbi. The pages of that collection of satires resembled the pages of the Talmud: the text in large letters, wreathed by commentary in Rashi script, is divided into six tractates instead of the talmudic six orders. Rosenzweig also denounced the vulgarisms of the country, the worship of money, the religion of success. Epigrammatic neatness was his forte. Example: “What is the difference between a convert and an anarchist? A convert denies what he believes, an anarchist believes what he denies.” Using a biblical phrase, he quipped sardonically about his impending death by cancer of the tongue: “Life and death are at the mercy of the tongue” (Prov. 18: 21). He published two books of epigrams: Shirim, Meshalim u-Mikhtamim and Hamishah ve-Elef Mikhtamim. In the English preface to his Hebrew translations of “America,” “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and “Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean” which appeared in the booklet Mi-Zimrat ha-Arez, he ventured to suggest that “the youngest nation is the heir of the oldest, and all that was best in the Jewish nation is now in the possession of the American nation to be developed and cultivated for the benefit of all humanity” (Silberschlag in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Front cover not attached to binding. Stained inner front and back cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-6) (ID #26941) $100.00.
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  362. The Judaeans. THE JUDAEAN ADDRESSES SELECTED. VOLUME IV, 1926-1932. New York: Bloch., 1933... Cloth., 8vo. 243 pages. This volume only. SUBJECT (S): Jews – United States; Judaeans (organization). The final of 4 volumes of addresses published Includes list of members at rear. Includes talks given by Hon. Samson Lachman, Louis Marshall, Max J. Kohler, Morris R. Cohen, Felix Warburg, & Nelson Glueck. Also includes a collection of 5 essays by Mrs. Rebekah & others of "The American Jewess Fifty years Ago and Now.” Corners bumped, owner's inscription on fly leaf, occasional very light pencil marginalia, good condition. (SPEC-6-3) (ID #25456) $30.00.
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  364. Judaeans (Organization). JUDAEAN ADDRESSES SELECTED VOL III [ONLY] 1918-1926. New York, Bloch, 1927. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo; 216 pages. "Published...in commemoration of their Thirtieth Anniversary.” 4 volumes of addresses were eventually published Includes list of members at rear. Includes talks given by Dr. Stephen Wise, Kaufmann Kohler, Louis Marshall, Max J. Kohler, Israel Abrams, and others. Attractive green cloth cover with gilt lettering and lion emblem. Very Good Condition. (SPEC-27-26) (ID #27087) $40.00.
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  366. Jewish Theological Seminary Of America. STUDENTS' ANNUAL / JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA (VOLS. 1-3, 1914 – 1916) COMPLETE. New York, NY: [Isaac Goldman Co. ], 1914 - 1916. Cloth with gilt lettering, 8vo., 319 pages (Vol. 1), 206 pages (Vol. 2), 204 pages (Vol. 3). Annual reports on the operation of the seminary. Includes photographs of faculty and graduating students, as well as 10 pages of advertisements in back. SUBJECT (S): Jews-Study and Teaching-Periodicals. “The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) was founded in 1886 through the efforts of two distinguished rabbis, Dr. Sabato Morais and Dr. H. Pereira Mendes, along with a group of prominent lay leaders from Sephardic congregations in Philadelphia and New York. Its mission was to preserve the knowledge and practice of historical Judaism. ”(jtsa.edu) Volumes 1 - Memorial issue to President Solomon Schechter. Articles by Louis Ginzberg, Mordecai Kaplan, Alexander Marx, and others. Some wear to cover and spine, spine and back cover tanned. Very good condition. Volume 2 – Dedicated to Louis Marshall, then Chairman of the Board of Directors. Wear to spine, very good condition. Vol. 3 - Ex-library with bookplate in front and bookpocket in back. Hinge repair. Wear to spine and covers. Small tears to edges of back few pages, pencil marks on some pages. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide: Spertus Inst Of Jewish Studies (Chicago), Univ Bibl Johann Christian Senckenberg (Germany, Hebrew Union Coll. (OH), Danish Nat. Lib., and The Royal Lib. Of Denmark. Good condition. (RAB-39-8) (ID #24637) $200.00.
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  368. Rabbi Yerachmiel Gedalya Zucker. TORAH UN YIDNTUM. THE TORAH AND THE JEW – VOLUME 3, NRS. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8. Rabbi Yerachmiel Gedalya Zucker, St. Louis, MO, 1925-1926. In Yiddish and English. Monthly published from Rabbi Yerachmiel Gedalya Zucker. Periodicals bound together, 4to., Issues: no.1 (October 1925), no. 5 (February 1926), no. 6 (March 1926), no.7 (April 1926), no. 8 (May 1926) SUBJECTS: Jewish life. Scarce, none listed in OCLC. Jewish institutional stamp. Cover slightly worn, some watermarks, closed tears to a few pages, but no loss of text, overall very good condition in tight binding (AMR-38-3) (ID #28548) $100.00.
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  370. JEWS IN AMERICA. Random House, 1930s. Original paper wrappers, 8vo., 15 pages. Holocaust-era look at the Jewish community/ies in the US. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- United States. Jewish question. Cover title. Condensed version of research originally published in Fortune magazine and later published in book form by Random House. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (HOLO2-89-59) (ID #29303) $30.00.
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  372. THE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SETTLEMENT OF THE JEWS IN THE UNITED STATES 1655-1905; ADDRESSES DELIVERED AT CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK, ON THANKSGIVING DAY, MCMV, TOGETHER WITH OTHER SELECTED ADDRESSES AND PROCEEDINGS. New York, New York Co-Operative Society, 1906. 1st Edition. Hardcover., Original binding, 8vo; xiii, 262 pages; 21 cm. Beautiful ornate design on title page, and frontispiece of commemorative medals, with tissue paper tipped in. Very Good condition. (k-mx2-44) (ID #25075) $50.00.
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  374. Baruch, S [Adolph S. Oko]. PROF. DAVID NEUMARK, PH. D. AND "MR." HUSIK [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]. No Place, No Publisher., 1917. Original Wraps. 8vo. 14 pages. 23 cm. First Edition. #86 of 100 copies printed for private distribution. Inscribed by author – “Compliments of by A. S. Oko”. Adolph S. Oko, (1883–1944), librarian at Hebrew Union College and expert on Spinoza. Our edition includes laid in, folded quarto sized leaf, taped into the hinge, a review of Husik’s work, “Medieval Jewish Philosophy”, written by David Neumark, originally printed in the American Jewish Chronicle. “Prof. David Neumark, Ph. D. And ‘Mr. ’ Husik” is a criticism of D. Neumark's review of I. Husik’s ‘A History of mediaeval Jewish philosophy’; written by Oko under a pseudonym, privately printed and distributed, befitting such a charged discussion, as the author states: Neumark’s “article does more than accuse Husik of dilettantism, plagiarism and charlatanry; it is mean-spirited and even malicious. Indeed, for unblushing ferocity, for delight in revenge, for bad manners, one will hardly find anything to equal to it in the history of American scholarship.” (pg. 3). Subjects: Polemics. Academia. Husik. OCLC lists 6 copies (YU, GWU, LSU, Harvard, Penn, Nat Lib Israel), none west of the Mississippi. Clean and fresh. Very Good+ condition. A beautiful inscribed copy of an important work. (AMR-39-40) (ID #31433) $300.00.
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  376. Berkowitz, Henry,. INTIMATE GLIMPSES OF THE RABBI'S CAREER. Cincinnati, The Hebrew Union College Press, 1921. Cloth, 4to. 178 pages. In English. Berkowitz, (1857–1924), was a U. S. Reform rabbi. Berkowitz was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a member of the first graduating class of Hebrew Union College in 1883. After occupying pulpits in Mobile, Alabama, where he organized the Humane Movement for the Protection of Children and Animals from Cruelty and wrote Judaism on the Social Question (1888) on labor-capital relations. (EJ< Beranbaum) Bookplate of Marion L Misch laid in. Ex library in very good condition. (AMR-34-21) (ID #31506) $30.00.
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  378. Bloch, Chajim. DAS JÜDISCHE AMERIKA: WAHRNEHMUNGEN UND BETRACHTUNGEN. Wein: Das Leben., 1926... Cloth., 12mo. 120 pages. Illustrated. In German. German-Jewish view of the American Jewish community, leadership, and role in society. SUBJECT (S): Jews - United States; Jews - New York (State) - New York. Gilt titles. Pages tanned, otherwise very good condition. (MX-21-9) (ID #23888) $30.00.
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  380. Enelow, Rabbi H. G. THE SYNAGOGUE IN MODERN LIFE. 1916. New York: Bloch, 1916. Paper Wrappers, 4to, 94 pages, 18 cm. Contents: The synagogue and the community. -The synagogue and the layman. -The synagogue and woman. --The synagogue and the child. --The synagogue and social service. --The synagogue and recreation. --The synagogue and the quest of health. --The synagogue and citizenship. --What can we do for the synagogue? Subjects: Synagogues -- Sermons. Jewish sermons, English. OCLC lists three copies worldwide. Good condition. (AMR-33-15) (ID #13166) $75.00.
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  382. Fishberg, Maurice. EUGENIC FACTORS IN JEWISH LIFE. [New York], [The American Hebrew], 1917. Paper Wraps. Staplebound. 31 pages. 16 cm. Originally printed as a serial in “The American Hebrew.” Fishberg examines the apparent positive and negative eugenic tendencies that resulted from Jewish Ghetto life. Fishberg maintained the heterogeneity in racial composition of modern Jews. He served as medical examiner of the United Hebrew Charities of New York City. SUBJECT (S): Eugenics -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Harvard University Library). Light crease through cover, but all text is clear. Very good condition. (SPEC-14-1). (ID #26442) $65.00.
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  384. Goldstein, Israel. PROBLEMS OF THE JEWISH MINISTRY. New York, 1927. Cloth, 8vo. 5, 225, [2] pages. In English. Contents: The sermon. --Pastoral duties. --The religious school. --The child and the synagogue. --The synagogue center. --Administrative duties. --The rabbi as scholar and teacher. --The community-at-large. --The problem of chaplaincy. --The wife of the rabbi. SUBJECT (S): Synagogues -- Administration and organization. Note(s): Preface signed: Israel Goldstein, president New York Board of Jewish Ministers. Goldstein, (1896–1986), was a U. S. Conservative rabbi and a Zionist. He was born in Philadelphia, received his Jewish education at Yeshiva Mishkan Israel and Gratz College, studying for a time at a ? Eder in Riga. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (1914) and ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1918. He received his D. H. L. From the Seminary as well (1927). In that year he was appointed rabbi of the prominent Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in New York, where he served until 1961. Begun in 1825, B'nai Jeshurun was one of the oldest congregations in New York and badly in need of revitalization. Goldstein instituted late Friday evening services, expanded its school and educational outreach, and began the community center directed by Louis Levitsky. During his four decades of leadership, he established B'nai Jeshurun as a respected and progressive congregation. An ardent Zionist, Goldstein was president of the Jewish National Fund of America (1933–43), and vice president (1934–43) and president (1943–45) of the Zionist Organization of America, and enjoyed the reputation of an outstanding orator and administrator. (EJ, Staff) Ex library in very good condition (AMR-34-2) (ID #31489) $30.00.
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  386. Hochfelder, Julius. THE SUPREME LAW OF THE FUTURE MAN. New York: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1909. Paper wrappers, 8vo., 74 pages. A collection of essays and writing on Judaism and religion by Julius Hochfelder, who “was born in Hungary and came to the United States in 1888. A large, sturdy man, considered a genius, he was a highly educated (LL. B., Ph. D. ) patent lawyer, author, organizer of the Seaman’s Evening College, director of the Homework Protective League and, in World War I, member of the Jewish Welfare Board”. Inscribed by Hochfelder’s wife, Anna, to Rev. Dr. Rudolph Grossman, longtime Rabbi at Rodeph Sholom in NYC. Anna Hochfelder was also a lawyer and founded the American Alliance of Civil Service Women in 1912 (Thomas, Jewish Women’s Archive, 2009). Includes excerpts by Rabbis Alexander Kohut and Isaac M. Wise, a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, and an address on the golden rule by Hon. David J. Brewer, associate justice of the Supreme Court at the time. Includes (printed) letters from Henry Guttman, Master of William McKinley Lodge, Rabbi Joseph Silverman, and Rev. Dr. S MacAurthur, thanking the author for the book. Only 3 copies listed on OCLC (NYPL, Harvard, and Center for Research IL). Cover sunned, with small piece missing, pages in very good condition. (HAG-11-5) (ID #30177) $200.00.
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  388. National Conference Of Jewish Charities. SIXTH BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF JEWISH CHARITIES IN THE UNITED STATES: HELD IN THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS, MAY 17TH TO 19TH, 1910. Baltimore; Press Of Kohn & Pollock, 1910. Publishers cloth.8vo. 324 pages. 24 cm. First Edition. Contains the proceedings and resolutions of the sixth biennial session of the National Conference of Jewish Charities (established in 1899 to assist recent immigrants and aid local jewish communities across the United States; the Conference of Jewish Social Welfare was renamed the National Conference of Jewish Communal Service in 1951); a collection of proceedings that serves as an invaluable source of documentation in understanding the socioeconomic conditions of the largest and smallest jewish communities across the United States in the early part of the twentieth century. Subjects: Jews - Charities - Congresses. National Conference of Jewish Charities (U. S. ). OCLC lists 10 copies. Light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good + condition. (AMR-39-16) (ID #31410) $135.00.
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  390. National Conference Of Jewish Charities (U. S. ). SECOND CONFERENCE OF JEWISH CHARITIES IN THE UNITED STATES: DETROIT, MICHIGAN, MAY 26TH TO 28TH, 1902. Cincinnati: Press Of C. J. Krehbiel, 1902. Hardcover, 8vo, 298 pages, 26 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Charities -- Congresses. National Conference of Jewish Charities (U. S. ). OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Written notes inside cover. Yellowing to edges of pages. Wear to cover binding. Bumped cover corners. (Heb-22-12) (ID #26947) $100.00.
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  392. Robinson, Leonard George. THE AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES OF THE JEWS IN AMERICA. New York: American Jewish Committee., 1912... Paper wrappers., 12mo. 96 pages. SUBJECT (S): Agriculture – Jews; Jews – Agriculture; Jews in the United States; Jews in America. Tears to front cover, otherwise very good condition. (AMR-17-3) (ID #18864) $30.00.
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  394. Wiernik, Peter. HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN AMERICA, FROM THE PERIOD OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE NEW WORLD TO THE PRESENT TIME. New York: Jewish History Press., 1912... Cloth., 8vo. Xxiv, 449 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews - United States, Jews - America; Jews - History. Wiernik was born in Russia, and emigrated to the United States in 1885. While living in Chicago and New York, he worked for several periodicals, including the Jewish Courier, Jüdisches Tageblatt, and Das Morgen Journal. (JE) Ex library, hinges cracked, good condition. (ComHist-7-1) (ID #19928) $30.00.