New York, 1930. Item #30456
Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 72 pages. Illustrated. De Sola Pool was a U. S. Rabbi, civic and communal leader, and historian. He was born in London, pursued his rabbinic studies, first at Jews' College, London, and then at the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. 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. His works include: The Kaddish (1909; 19643) ; Hebrew Learning Among the Puritans of New England Prior to 1700 (1911) ; Capital Punishment Among the Jews (1916) ; Portraits Etched in Stone: Early Jewish Settlers, 1682–1831 (1952) ; An Old Faith in the New World: Portrait of Shearith Israel, 1654–1954 (1955) ; Why I Am a Jew (1957) ; and Is There an Answer? : An Inquiry in Some Human Dilemmas (1966) , the last three with his wife, TAMAR DE SOLA POOL (1893–1981) . Mrs. Pool was national president of Hadassah from 1939 to 1943 and held executive positions with several other national and world Jewish organizations, among them the American Jewish Committee, the World Zionist Organization, and Youth Aliyah. [Editorial Staff Encyclopaedia Judaica]. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Slight bumping to edges. Slight creasing to corners. Otherwise in Very Good condition. Seldom seen. (SEF-45-13).