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Lot #    19141
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 10:08:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Leopold Greenwald
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר יקותיאל יהודה גרינוואלד
Author    [Ms.]
City    Columbus, Ohio
Publication Date    1950
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 241:150 mm., ink on stationary, light age staining, signed and dated.
   Letter by R. Yekutiel Yehuda Greenwald, also known as Leopold Greenwald (1889-1955) a rabbi and scholar. He was born in Hungary and studied in yeshivot both in Hungary and in Frankfort, Germany under Nehemiah Nobel. He immigrated to the United States in 1924 and he was the rabbi of Orthodox congregations in New York and Columbus, Ohio. R. Greenwald published many articles and monographs in Hungarian, Yiddish and Hebrew . He was especially interested in rabbinic authorities and Jewish communities of Hungary, on which he wrote Ha-Yehudim be-Ungarya (1913) and Toyznt Yor Idish Lebn in Ungarn (1945). His work Le-Toledot ha-Reformazyon ha-Datit be-Germanyah u-ve-Ungarya (1948) is a history of the Reform movement in Germany and Hungary (this work contains a bibliography of Greenwald's work up to 1948 and an evaluation by C. Bloch, 1–28, second pagination). He also wrote works on the history of the Sanhedrin and biographies of leading rabbis, such as R. Joseph Caro and R. Moses Sofer. In the latter category are Beit Yehonatan (1908) about R. Jonathan Eybeschuetz, and Toledot Mishpahat Rosenthal (1920) about the Rosenthal family, which included several rabbis. Greenwald compiled an important manual of traditional laws and rites of mourning, Kol-Bo Avelut (3 vols., 1947–52).
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20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
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Kind of Judaica