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Assembly of Hebrew Orthodox Rabbis, New York 1922-24

ספר כנסת הרבנים האורתודאקסים באמעריקה - Only Edition

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  • Lot Number 51181
  • Title (English) Assembly of Hebrew Orthodox Rabbis
  • Title (Hebrew) ספר כנסת הרבנים האורתודאקסים באמעריקה
  • Note Only Edition
  • Author R. Isaac Loeb Epstein, ed.
  • City New York
  • Publisher דפוס דוב ארי’ זיטווער; די קרוין פרעסס
  • Publication Date 1922; 1924
  • Estimated Price - Low 300
  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 1889404
  • End Date
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Physical Description

First edition, [1], 80; 44, [2] pp., quarto, 222:130 mm., light age and damp staining, wide margins, stamps. A good copy bound bound in later boards, rubbed.

Portrait of R. Gavriel Wolf "Velvel" Margolis on verso of second title.


Detail Description

Articles in Hebrew, Yiddish and English on the organization by member rabbis.

R. Gavriel Wolf "Velvel" Margolis founded a competing organization to the the Agudath Harabonim as he felt that the Union was too lax in some areas of kashruth, too exclusive, and too interfering in the kashruth work he had been hired to do by his congregation. His group, the Knesseth Harabonim (Assembly of Hebrew Orthodox Rabbis) was apparently founded in 1920 as per the tile of this lot.

Several public relations wars broke out between Knesseth and Agudath in the 1920s. Many of them were about competing claims of laxity in meat supervision, wine supervision, or legitimacy of import and licensing of sacramental wine during Prohibition. However, not all was war, kashruth, or Prohibition. Both organizations worked on social issues of the day that affected Jews, and on the improvement of rabbinical life for their members.


Hebrew Description

[א]: (המאסף הרב יצחק ליב עפשטיין). , (תרפ"ב).

כולל מכתבים, קטעי עיתונות ודברי הרבנים באסיפת היסוד (גם ביידיש ובאנגלית).

ב: ספר כנסת הרבנים ...  שנת צדק צדק ת’ר’ד’ף’ [תרפ"ד]. כג דף. עברית ויידיש.

פורטריט של "הנשיא... ר’ גבריאל זאב מרגליות" והקדמה ממנו: "באתי כעת להשיבכם" על הכשרות, הציונות, כולל אמעריקא "תפארת ירושלים", ועוד. נראה, שר’ גבריאל זאב מרגליות הכין חלק זה.



Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000141288; HPA 1178; 1180