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Lot #    19139
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 10:07:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    US Citizen Certificate of R. Shmuel Aaron Pardes
City    Chicago
Publisher    United States of America
Publication Date    1930
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Certificate, 202:254 mm., creased and strarting on folds, light age staining.
   R. Shmuel Aaron Pardes (18871956), rabbi. Born in 1887 in Stashov, Poland, he studied in Kensk and then in Ostovsvski, where he was ordained. He then served as rabbi in Zarick, where he established a Torah publication called Ha-Pardes, which was suspended during World War I. However, it followed him to Zavyertza, where he had become rabbi after the war, and then to the United States, where he immigrated in 1924. Some of the most respected rabbis in Europe published their commentaries in Ha-Pardes. He served as rabbi in Bendin and then as dayyan in Chestokova before immigrating to the U.S. He became rabbi of the Montgomery Street Synagogue in New York and then moved to Chicago as rabbi of Bikur Cholim, where in 1927 he reestablished Ha-Pardes, which became a quasi-organ of the Agudat Harabbonim. He used the platform of his journal to support men like himself, East European rabbis, and to criticize his more Westernized colleagues of the Rabbinical Council of America. Ha-Pardes is among his most enduring contributions.

He wrote "Pilpul be-Inyan Batla Da'ata Ezel Kol Adam," in Sefer Kevod Hahamin (1935), and was editor of Yehuda Leib Graubart's Havalim be-Ne'imim, vol. 5 (1939). BIBLIOGRAPHY:

   M.D. Sherman, Orthodox Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook (1996); EJ
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20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    English
Manuscript Type
Other:    Certificate
Kind of Judaica