- Lot Number 51502
- Title (English) Sefer Ohel Yosef
- Title (Hebrew) אהל יוסף
- Note Only Edition
- Author R. Joseph Elijah b. Judah Loeb Fried
- City New York
- Publisher דפוס א. ח. ראזענבערג
- Publication Date 1903
- Estimated Price - Low 500
- Estimated Price - High 1,000
- Item # 1961176
- End Date
- Start Date
Only edition, , 39 ff. plus front wrapper, folio, 300:225 mm., age staining, wide margins, new end papers. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed, new cloth spine.
The First Work of Responsa published in America by an American Rabbi.
Responsa on all parts of the Shulhan Arukh. The responsa depict the economic, social and religious conditions of the Jews of New York at the beginning of the 20th century. Addresses issues such as whether to allow Kohanim who were lax in their religious observance to recite the priestly blessings; the status of bread baked on the Sabbath in a bakery with Jewish employees; travel by ferry on the Sabbath; constructing a Sukah on a fire escape, etc. Includes contributions from R. Yitzchak Elchanan of Kovno and the “Alter of Kelm, ” R. Simcha Zissel Ziv.
Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000159127; HPA 590