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Lot #    14372
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 1:36:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Cos Nahumim
Title (Hebrew)    כוס-נחומים
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Nahum b. David Zevi Ash
City    Piotrkow
Publisher    David Koppelman
Publication Date    1933
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 173, [1] pp., octavo, 230:150 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy loose in contemporary boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Only edition of these discourses pertaining to the troubled times and difficulties faced by the Jews by R. Nahum b. David Zevi Ash (1858-1936), rabbi and av bet din in Nieszawa and Czestochowa, Poland. There is a table of contents, enumerating the books eleven chapters, a preface and an introduction from the author, and then the text, set in a single column in square letters, concluding with errata. In the preface the author begins that the Jewish people are drowning in a sea of troubles, their cries heard in distant lands, the voice of the tears of their brothers, the voice of famine and contempt, bandits and persecutors, and the voice of the murdered and slaughtered. He writes that we think to sit in peace amidst the peoples, we should know that the troubles of our enemies will quickly come upon us. We say that we have peace, and behold, in our time hate and scorn, and no rest to be found. He has entitled this book Cos Nahumim because it represents the contents and because it also includes his name. The first chapter provides a historical-religious perspective; the second is entitled the sefer ve-ha-siaf (the book and the sword) from the Midrash Rabbah. The book provides a religious philosophical understanding of the Jewish condition, the troubles of the times and how to understand them. The text is accompanied by footnotes.
          
Paragraph 2    (מאמרים בשאלות הזמן), מאת הרב נחום אש אבדק"ק טשענסטחוב ...
          
Reference
Description
   BE caf 138a; CD-EPI 0112058
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica