Philadelphia: Collins, Printer, 1869. Item #42220xt
1st edition. Original printed paper wrappers, housed in custom stiff portfolio with gilt spine lettering. 8vo, 7 pages, 24 cm. Singerman 2146. Important sermon delivered by Rabbi Sabato Morais at Congregation “Mickve Israel” on the ninth anniversary of the consecration of the Synagogue building. Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia traces its history to 1740. It is the oldest synagogue in Philadelphia, and among the oldest in the United States. It had various notable leaders over the years including the renowned Rabbi Isaac Leeser. In this sermon, Rabbi Morais laments at length the dismal state of Orthodoxy prevalent in America and explains to the congregants how although bowing to the pressure of those who wish to “innovate Judaism” may initially swell the numbers of members, ultimately this will be self-destructive. SUBJECT(S):Shavuot. Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia. Chavouot. Juifs -- Pennsylvanie -- Philadelphie. Anniversaries. Jews. Jewish sermons, American. History. OCLC: 10750551. Portfolio shows some sunning, touch of use. Touch of wear to crown of spine. Toning to paper as expected, light crease, Very Good Condition, a beautiful copy. (AMR-67-8-BD-'elx).