The Sabbath in History, R. Dr. Isaac Schwab, St. Joseph MO 1888 (50483)

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Listing Details

Lot Number: 50483
Title (English): The Sabbath in History
Note: Only Edition
Author: R. Dr. Isaac Schwab
City: St. Joseph MO
Publisher: St. Joseph Steam Printing Co.
Publication Date: 1888
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description

Only edition. Two volumes, quarto, 223:140 mm., light age staining, nice margins. A good copy bound in the original wrappers.

Detail Description

R. Dr. Isaac Schwab (1840-) was born in Bavaria and studied at the yeshiva of the Hatam Sofer. After serving in several German and Hungarian communities he came to the United States in 1866. He served in Portland, Oregan for six years, three in Evensville, Indiana, two years in Williamsburg, New York, and cama to St. Joseph in 1879.

The Jewish settlement at St. Joseph dates from about 1850. The congregation was established in 1859 with 7 members; in 1861 the membership was 20, when an old church building was bought and transformed into a synagogue. This was burned a year later. A new site, on the corner of Sixth and Jule streets, was purchased, on which the synagogue was erected in 1866. Rabbi Dr. Isaac Schwab, held the office from 1879 till his passing. The congregation had a membership of 59. The Ladies' Benevolent Society 60 members.


Hebrew Description



Singerman 3742; The St. Joseph Herald, 17 Feb 1889, Sun, Page 10