RARE AND IMPORTANT TITLES IN JEWISH THOUGHT: HEBREW BIBLE, RABBINICS, THE HASKALAH, AND BEYOND
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CATALOG 207: RARE AND IMPORTANT TITLES IN HEBREW BIBLE, RABBINICS, THE HASKALAH, AND BEYOND
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The First full printing of the Zohar in North America.
The First 20th Century Rabbinic Opinion on Birth Control
Do It Yourself Mikva'ot for the Canadian Wilderness
The First Work of Responsa published in America by an American Rabbi.
Rabbi David Zvi Hoffman's Copy, inscribed to him by the author
Margolis, G. Wolf. ספר חרוזי מרגליות: כולל דרושים לעתים מזומנים ודברי חפץ לענינים שונים HARUZE MARGALIYOT [PARTS ONE AND TWO COMPLETE]. New York: Rosenberg Printing, 1919. First edition. Original ornamented boards. 8vo. 139 leaves [ie 278 pages] + 404 +  pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Not in Goldman. Title translates to “Verses of Margaliiyot. ” A prior edition of vol I only was issued 7 years ealier in Jerusalem. Rabbi Gabriel Zev ben Jehiel Isaac Margolis (1848-1935), was among the leading Orthodox rabbis in the United States. He came to the United States in 1907 at the age of 59, after a nasty dispute with Jewish socialists. He was the son-in-law of R. Nahum of Grodno, who was the spiritual mentor of Rabbi Israel Meir ha-Kohen Kagan, popularly known as the Hafetz Hayyim. He served in a number of congregations in Boston until finally moving to Adas Yisroel in Manhattan. SUBJECTS: Hebrew sermons. Jewish sermons. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (BU and Harvard). CD 0179003. Hinges shaken, some old internal hinge repairs, blindstamp on title pages. Previous owner’s handwriting on inner cover. Overall Good Condition. (AMR-47-37A). (ID #37643) $300.00.
Leibowitz, Nehemiah S. דורש רשומות האגדה: להכיר האותות והרשומות הנמצאים באגדות חז”ל DORESH RESHUMOT HA-AGADAH: LE-HAKIR HA-OTOT VEHA-RISHUMIM HA-NIMTSAIM BE-AGADOT HAZAL. New York: Press Of A. H. Rosenberg, 1893. First edition. Original boards. 8vo. 39 pages. 17 cm. In Hebrew. Singerman 4556. Goldman 696. Title translates to “Seeking Records of the Legend: Getting to Know the Background and Letters that are Found in the Legends of the Sages. ” This book contains explanations of several aggadot of the Talmud. Samuel Nehemiah Libowitz (1862–1939), writer on Jewish subjects, was born in Kolno, Poland before emigrating to the U. S. In 1881. He wrote extensively on the Hebrew Bible and Judaism as a whole. He corresponded with eminent Jewish scholars including Israel Davidson, to whom he wrote 107 letters, which he later published himself in 1933. In several of his works he violently railed against such scholars as R. Isaac Hirsch Weiss, Ze'ev Schorr, Radkinson, Saul Tchernichowsky, and Joseph Klausner. SUBJECTS: Aggadah. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. CD-NLI 0143944; Binding repaired. Some minor soiling to pages, otherwise all text is clean. Overall Good- Condition. (AMR-47-36) (ID #37496) $175.00.