Chicago, Published By The Ritual Committee, 1892. Hardback. Item #35985
1st edition. Period Leather binding, 12mo, 260, 140 pages. Singerman 4357. "Printed as manuscript for the Rabbinical Conference." The scarce true first edition, quickly recalled after publication by the Reform movement because of opposition led by the Einhorn wing. “Rabbi Wise's intent notwithstanding, Minhag America was not universally accepted. Neither was the first draft of the Union Prayer Book (UPB) , the prayer book which the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) planned to publish based on Minhag America. For by the time the CCAR was ready to release the Union Prayer Book in 1892, a more radically Reform wing, led by Rabbi David Einhorn of Baltimore, had the votes to change the CCAR's direction away from its centrist origins. The 1892 version of the UPB was actually recalled, at considerable expense; its replacement, published in 1895 as the ‘first edition’ of theUnion Prayer Book, was more in keeping with the tenets of Classical Reform” (Stevens, in Reform Judaism, 2006) ]. Isaac S. Moses was the rabbi at Ahawath Chesed-Shaar Hashomayim, what is now Central Synagogue in New York. He spent much of his earlier career in several congregations throughout the Midwest. O. CLC: 173031297OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Spine rebacked, original boards worn but solid, otherwise Very Good Condition. Very Important. (kh-3-8-DX-'e).