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Masecheth Derech Eretz Hachadashah, Abraham Kotlar, Tel Aviv 1927

מסכת דרך ארץ החדשה - Parody

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  • Lot Number 54102
  • Title (English) Masecheth Derech Eretz Hachadashah
  • Title (Hebrew) מסכת דרך ארץ החדשה
  • Note Parody
  • Author Abraham Kotlar
  • City Tel Aviv
  • Publisher (דפוס א. איתן וס. שושני)
  • Publication Date 1927
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2529517
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Physical Description:

[2 portraits], [1], 101, [1] pp., octavo,  210:140 mm., nice margins, usual light age toning. A very good copy bound in contemporary wrappers.


Detailed Description:   

Three parodies by Abraham Kotlar in one volume. 1.Masecheth Derech Eretz (Hachadashah) with Rashi and Tosaphoth. With parodical Hagadah for Passover, Akdamuth for Pentecost and Zemiroth. Hebrew, Yiddish and Aramaic. “Tractate on the Way of Life in the New Country...According to the American Custom.” A devastating attack on the state of American Jewish life, satirizing the dramatic changes found among immigrant Jews - apparently all too quick to abandon traditional practices. Kotlar felt the surrounding chaos resulted from both the low moral standards set by the Jewish leaders of the day and due to an obsession with money. Kotlar, a resident of Cleveland, is especially derisive of the religious innovations of Cincinnati’s Reform Rabbi Wise.


Hebrew Description:   

 א. מסכת דרך ארץ החדשה : עם פירוש רשי ותוספות. ב. מחזור קטן... ג. ילקוט חדש , יכלכל: מאמרים, שירים מלתא דבדיחותא לפורים ולכל השנה, בעברית ויהודית שהופיעו במ"ע [במכתבי-עת] בזמנים שונים.

לכל חלק שער מיוחד.

‫ "מסכת דרך ארץ החדשה" ו"מחזור קטן" על-פי הוצאת ווארשא תרנ"ח, עם מכתבי התהלה וההסכמות.



BE mem 2537; EJ; Davidson, Parody in Jewish Literature p. 101; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000162615