New York : A. H. Rosenberg, 1898. Hardcover. Item #38021
First edition. Original boards. 8vo. 43 pages. 18cm. In Hebrew with some English. Singerman 5198. Goldman 579: “Kadushin was born in Radoshkovichi, Byelorussia, ca. 1859. He studied in the yeshivot of Zasliai (Lithuania) and Volozhin and was ordained by R. Naphtali Zevi Judah Berlin [Netziv] and R. Isaac Jacob Reines. He was a rash yeshivah in Minsk for four years, after which he lived in Vilna. Kadushin immigrated to America ca. 1885. He served as a mohel (ritual circumciser) in New York and as a rabbi and mohel in New Rochelle. Kadushin attempted to professionalize the practice of milah (circumcision) . He complained that ‘every individual and sluggard who comes to this land and does not desire to carry on his back the heavy load of the peddler titles himself a mohel. Â€™ He claimed to â€˜have seen hundreds of actual arelim (uncircumcised individuals) ’ as a result of the ignorance of these mohelim. Kadushin himself circumcised ‘seven thousand boys’" He died in 1932. This manual contains the services (with an English translation) and an anthology of the laws for weddings, circumcisions, bar mitzvahs and the redemption of the first-born. Kadushin published it for religious functionaries unable to study the procedures directly from the codes because their time was consumed with their livelihood. Â€ Title translates to “Zion: Part II of Brit Yitzhak – Sermons on the Matter of Settling Eretz Yisrael, Holidays, and other Occasions. Â€ Includes a prayer for the government and a prayer for the settlement of Eretz Yisrael. SUBJECTS: Sermons. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (UCLA, Harvard, JTS) . Very Good Condition. Scarce (ZION-14-31).