New York: Bloch, 1916. Item #24710
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).