Livorno : Ulivieri E Fagiolini, 1895. Hardback. Item #37142
1st Edition. Original Boards. 8vo. 42 pages ; 22 cm. In Italian. Title translates into English as, “A Question Concerning Divorce: According To Jewish Law. ” Rabbi Samuele Colombo (1868-1923) was chief Rabbi of Livorno and director of the Rabbical College of Livorno from 1900-1923. The book’s cover and title page states that this work was written in response to the Belimbau Competition. In “The History of the Jewish Synagogue of Legorn, ” published in 1891 in The Menorah by Sabato Morris, Morris writes about the competition in Leghorn that Rabbi Colombo submitted this essay to, “Angiolo Belimbau became a well-equipped teacher at the Jewish public schools (of Leghorn) … A few years ago, the trustees of that fund awarded a prize to the most approved essay on the pre-eminence of Jewish ethics and this year they opened a competition among the pupils of the Leghorn Jewish public schools, who have obtained the title of Haber… The theme will have to deal with a question… In the event that the government will no loner recognize the validity of the Jewish bill of divorce (Get) , but will compel submission to the civil divorce, can any means be found within the law and traditions to avoid the scandal of bastardy attending a second marriage contracted by a Jewess, whose first matrimonial alliance has been dissolved by the state? The seriousness of the question induced the trustees to allow the aspirants… a long time for the solution to the query… as late as October 1892.” (The Menorah, 1891) SUBJECT(S) : Divorce (Jewish law) . OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Ex-library with Jewish Institutional Stamp and usual markings. Edgewear. Inscribed on title page. Good+ condition. Important. (IT-9-11).