TUREI ZAHAV: YEKALKEL BETOKHU HALAKHA, PILPUL VE-DARUSH...
New York, 1926. Hardcover. Item #37482
First edition. Period boards. 4to, 105 pages, 24cm. In Hebrew. Goldman, 685. Title translates to: “Rows of Gold: Featuring Halakha, Debates, and Addresses. ” Part I deals with the laws of guests and guest relations. Part II contains responsa on contemporary issues with American themes (e. G. , Sabbath desecration) . In a discussion of agunot (abandoned wives) whose husbands fled to America, Abramson mentioned that it was not unusual for the husband to be arrested on an unrelated matter and then subsequently "four or five" women would come forward claiming to be his wife (p. 16) . R. Samuel Avigdor Abramson was born in Daugavpils, Latvia, in 5626 . He studied in yeshivot in Minsk and Volozhin and was ordained by R. Isaac Elhanan Spektor, R. David Greenberg and R. Benjamin Montikali. He became the rabbi of Dobele, Latvia, in 5663 . He immigrated to America one year later and served as a rabbi in Lowell and Lynn, both in Massachusetts. R. Abramson moved to New York in 1909 (p. 1) and became an itinerant preacher. He established a yeshivah in memory of R. Elijah Hayyim Maisel in 5672 . He immigrated to the Land of Israel in 5689 . R. Abramson desired to open a study hall there (p. 5) . His son-in-law was a rabbi in Roxbury, MA (Goldman, 2006) . SUBJECTS: Hospitality -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Responsa. Agunahs. Conditions (Jewish law) Agunahs. Conditions (Jewish law) Hospitality -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Responsa. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS and HUC) . Ex-library with usual markings. Some pages are starting. (AMR-47-25).