Degel Israel, R. Shemariah Loeb ha-Levi Hurwitz, Editor, New York 1927 (48983)

דגל ישראל - Periodical

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Listing Details

Lot Number: 48983
Title (English): Degel Israel
Title (Hebrew): דגל ישראל
Note: Only Edition - Community
Author: R. Shemariah Loeb b. Dov ha-Levi Hurwitz, Editor
City: New York
Publisher: Degel Harabbonim
Publication Date: 1927
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description

Initial year, issues 1-11, 260:190 mm., light age staining, crisp copy. Very good copies bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.


Detail Description

R. Shemariah Loeb b. Dov ha-Levi Hurwitz (1878-1938) rabbi and prolific writer in New York at the turn of the century. born in Kritchov, Mogilev province of Byelorussia, R. Hurwitz studied at yeshivot in Shumiatz and Mastislav. He became rabbi in Congregation Tipheret Israel in Yekaterinoslav, Ukraine. He immigrated to the United States in 1906 and served as rabbi of Congregation Adath Augostav before he established Rabbi Israel Salanter Congregation and Talmud Torah. He left the congregation after two decades to become principal of Tipheret HaGro Talmud Torah in Brownsville, where he remained for the rest of his life.

He established a reputation as an educator and writer. He wrote Yiddish and Hebrew works for students and for scholars and edited prominent Jewish newspapers including the Yiddish-language Der Yiddisher Weg Weiser (1922–25) and the Hebrew Degel Israel (1925–28). He wrote textbooks for children as well as a monthly publication for ritual slaughterers. His writings include works on the laws and customs of Israel for the High Holidays, the history of kaddish, and the principles of Judaism. He attended the first Zionist Congress in Basel and worked with Mizrachi. He also established the first association of American cantors and was active in the Agudat Harabbonim and the Union of American Orthodox congregations.


Hebrew Description

מאנאטליכער זשורנאל פאר חזוק התורה והיהדות / ... רעדאקטירט פון שמריהו ליב הורוויץ.